BMW 5 Series Touring (2004–2010)

Model History

May 2004

BMW 5 Series Touring revealed

E60 Touring on sale in the UK May 2004 with two petrol and two diesel engines. 4,480mm (190.55”) long, 1,850 mm (72.83”) wide, 1,490 mm (58.66”) high. Slightly bigger inside and outside than previous 5 Series Touring. Up to 535 litres load capacity with the 60:40 split folding rear seats in place and 1,650 litres with them folded down.

Performance and prices:-

525iSE Touring, 192bhp, 245NM torque, 0-60 7.9, top speed 144, 28.5mpg, 238g/km CO2, price £29,415;
525dSE Touring, 177bhp, 400Nm torque, 0-60 8.0, top speed 140, 40.4mpg, 187g/km CO2, price £30,300;
530dSE Touring, 218bhp, 500NM torque, 0-60 6.9, 150mph, 39.2mpg; 192g/km C02, price £33,890;
535d SE Touring, 272bhp, 560Nm torque, 0-60 6.3 seconds; 155mph (limited), mpg TBA, CO2 TBA, price £41,225;
545iSE Touring, 333bhp, 450Nm torque, 0-60 5.6, 155mph (limited), 25.0mpg, 274g/km CO2, price £48,002.

All feature six-speed manual gearbox as standard or optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic or six-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles on the BMW 525i and 545i SE variants. 16” (17” on 545i SE) light alloy wheels fitted with 225 / 55 R16 on 525i SE, 525d SE and 530d SE models (225 / 50 R17 run-flat tyres on the 545i SE).

Selection of 17” and 18” alloy wheels are available as options, all featuring run-flat technology. This allows a car with a punctured tyre to be driven fully laden for at least 90 miles at speeds of 50 mph, removing the need for hard shoulder tyre changes. Run-flat tyres also have the added benefit of negating the need for a spare wheel, thereby providing extra storage space and reducing weight.

535d Touring starts from £38,600 in UK from October 2004. EU4 compliant. 272bhp and 560Nm of torque from sequential twin turbo 3.0 six with small turbo giving maximum performance from idle to low engine speeds – 500Nm of torque at 1,500rpm, then, as the revs build, a larger turbo helps to further compress the air for a second, seamless boost of power. The result is a continuous surge of acceleration making for a zero to 62mph time of 6.5 seconds yet a combined fuel consumption 35.3mpg.

3 year UNLIMITED MILEAGE warranty from 2005. For 2006 model year, 170bhp 2.2 litre '520i' replaced by 174bhp 2.5 litre '523i'.

March 2007

From March 2007, CO2 reduced
523i manual 183g/km
523i auto 184g/km
525i manual 183g/km
525i auto 184g/km
530i manual 187g/km
530i auto 184g/km
550i manual 267g/km
550i auto 254g/km

April 2007

Range refreshed April 2007 using 'Efficient Dynamics' principles. Facelifted cars have single under-bumper aperture with single horizontal bar across it and reshaped spoiler boot lid like M5's. Piezo injectors now used in High Pressure Injected petrol engines. New, more efficient 6-speed automatic transmission. 'Brake Energy Regeneration' and AGM battery only recharges on engine over-run saving 3% CO2. 530i M-Sport auto now 271PS, up 5.4%; does 37.7mpg combined, up 24%; and emits only 178g/km, down 20.5%, putting it into VED Band E and bringing only a 24% of list price BIK tax base.

September 2007

More power for 520d from September 2007, now up from 163hp to 177hp. 0 to 60mph down to 8.0 seconds in the Saloon compared to 8.3 seconds previously. Top speed is 144mph. Combined figure now 55.4mpg. CO2 136g/km sees 520d drop into Band C VED. Now with EfficientDynamics technology including Brake Energy Regeneration, active aerodynamics, Optimum gear shift indicator and low rolling resistance tyres. The BMW 520d Saloon costs from £27,190 OTR while the 520d Touring costs from £29,200 OTR.

What does a BMW 5 Series Touring (2004 – 2010) cost?

Contract hire from £331.13 per month