Next-gen BMW 5 Series Touring debuts

All-new BMW 5 Series welcomes more nimble Touring version…

Station wagons, wagons, tourers, estates…whatever you want to call them, are not necessarily the flavour of the month with car buyers, however BMW has put a lot of effort into its newest ‘Touring’ model.

The all-new BMW 5 Series will launch in Australia next month and, especially after we got an early look at the vehicle (details here), is one of our most keenly-anticipated new cars of 2017.

Today, BMW also revealed details of the 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring and the biggest news is what isn’t in the new car.

No, not less features, we’re talking a serious weight-reduction.

BMW tell us they have put the new 5 Series wagon on a diet and the end result is up to a massive 100kg weight reduction.

BMW says this helps the new offering deliver dynamic excellence, agility and precision.

Oh, and very handy fuel consumption reductions of up to 11%!

The significant weight reduction comes despite the 5 Series wagon growing significantly in this new generation – it’s 36mm longer, 8mm wider, and has a wheelbase that is 7mm longer.

BMW tell us these extra proportions lead to a significant increase in on-board spaciousness and extra cargo space in the rear.

In Australia, we await final details of the model range and specifications for the 5 Series Touring, though overseas the model will be offered in four variants, these range from the entry-level 530i to the all-wheel drive 530d xDrive.

We will bring you all the details of the new BMW 5 Series from the models Australian launch and you can also stay up to date with BMW 5 Series News here.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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