BMW 5 Series Touring (2017–)

Model History

June 2017

BMW 5 Series Touring launched

Now in its fifth generation, the latest BMW 5 Series Touring comes with a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines from BMW Group’s latest generation of power units, while the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system will be fitted in two models.

The new 5 Series Touring is 36mm longer than the outgoing model (at 4,943mm), eight millimetres wider (1,868mm) and 10mm taller (1,498mm). The wheelbase has been extended by seven millimetres to 2,975mm.

The new BMW 5 Series Touring will be powered by new-generation EfficientDynamics engines, equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. From July production, a new entry level car in the guise of 520i will be available. The petrol 520i is a four-cylinder 1,998cc engine.

It produces 184PS and 290Nm, enabling a zero to 62mph time of 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 146mph. Official fuel consumption is 52.3mpg, while CO2 emissions are 124g/km.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol in the 530i Touring delivers 252PS and peak torque of 350Nm with a zero to 62mph time of 6.5 seconds. Combined fuel consumption of 46.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km are an improvement of almost ten per cent over the outgoing model.

The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine powering the BMW 540i xDrive develops 340PS with peak torque of 450Nm and it completes the zero to 62mph sprint in just 5.1 seconds. Again, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are almost ten per cent better than on the outgoing model, at 37.6mpg and 172g/km.

The 2.0-litre diesel unit in the 520d Touring develops 190PS and 400Nm. It does zero to 62mph in 7.8 seconds, and has combined fuel consumption of 65.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/km. The launch line-up is topped off by a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel developing 265PS and 620Nm of torque. This engine can be combined with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The zero to 62mph times are 5.8 seconds for the former and 5.6 seconds for the latter. Combined fuel consumption is 56.4mpg for the rear-wheel drive model and 51.3mpg for the all-wheel drive version, with CO2 emissions of 131g/km and 144g/km respectively. The eight-speed automatic gearbox is fitted as standard on all models.

The four-cylinder BMW 525d diesel engine has an output of 231PS and maximum torque of 500Nm, resulting in a 6.6 second zero to 62mph time and a 155mph top speed. Fuel consumption comes in at 64.2mpg, resulting in CO2 emissions of just 116g/km.

Model

Power

(PS

)

Torque (Nm)

0 – 62mph (secs)

Top Speed (mph)

Combined mpg

CO2 (g/km)

BIK tax rate (%)

VED band

From

(OTR)

520d

190

400

7.8

139

65.6

114

24

G

£38,385

525d

231

500

6.6

155

64.2

116

26

TBC

£43,780

530d

265

620

5.8

155

56.4

131

28

G

£46,235

530d xDrive

265

620

5.6

155

51.3

144

30

H

£48,235

520i

184

290

7.8

155

52.3

124

25

TBC

£38,075

530i

252

350

6.5

155

46.3

139

26

H

£42,390

540i xDrive

340

450

5.1

155

37.6

172

33

J

£49,460

BMW xDrive is available for two 5 Series Touring models and benefits from a more efficient transfer case design. The electronically controlled xDrive system continuously varies the power split between the front and rear wheels as conditions require, providing effortless traction and optimised stability across all driving situations. BMW xDrive can now be combined with Integral Active Steering and lowered M Sport suspension as well.

The optional Dynamic Damper Control system allows drivers to optimally adjust the driving characteristics to match their individual preferences. Three different modes can be selected: COMFORT is for normal, comfortable driving (on longer trips, for example), SPORT is the right choice when seeking maximum driving pleasure and ADAPTIVE mode adapts the vehicle’s responses precisely to the driver’s wishes and the driving situation.

The new BMW 5 Series Touring offers more luggage space, 570 litres with the seats up (an increase of 10 litres) and a maximum of 1700 litres, 30 litres more than in its predecessor. Standard specification includes operation with an independently opening tailgate window.

The standard 10.25-inch Control Display takes the form of a free-standing touchscreen. This means that, along with the Touch Controller and the direct access/favourites keys, it is now possible to employ smartphone and tablet-style selection and activation techniques.

The latest generation of the Professional Navigation System is faster and has optimised 3D graphics for city maps. Thanks to automatic updates, which are free for the first three years, the data is updated regularly “over the air” using a mobile phone connection.

June 2018

The The BMW 520d xDrive Touring was voted ‘overall winner’ in the Tow Car Awards 2018, by a panel from What Car? and Practical Caravan magazines and The Camping and Caravanning Club.

July 2018

Eight-speed Steptronic for 520d

The BMW 520d will now be fitted with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.

June 2019

Tow Car Award for BMW 5 Series Touring

BMW 520d Touring xDrive M Sport named best in 1700-1899kg category of the 2019 Tow Car Awards.

What does a BMW 5 Series Touring (2017) cost?

List Price from £37,100
Buy new from £31,462
Contract hire from £301.43 per month
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