On the livability side, there is a slight improvement: the cargo volume now ranges from 570 to 1,700 liters compared with 560 to 1,670 liters for the older generation. The new Mercedes E-Class Estate is however far ahead with a trunk ranging from 670 liters to 1,820 liters. Let us note that both breaks embark as standard a pneumatic suspension on the rear axle with correction of automatic attitude.
The range of the new 5 Series Touring will consist of four engines at launch. In Diesel, the offer will revolve around the 520d driven by a 2.0-hp 190 hp and the 530d driven by a 265-hp 6-cylinder 3.0, and offered as an option with the all-wheel drive xDrive. On the gasoline side, customers will have the choice between the 2.0 of 252 hp of the 530i and the 6-cylinder 3.0 of 340 hp of the 540i, coupled automatically to the xDrive all-wheel drive.
On the techno side, the standard equipment includes a pneumatic rear suspension with automatic leveling control. The SelectDrive suspension, Adaptive Drive system with active anti-roll, active full steering are also available, associated with the all-wheel drive. The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the same as the dashboard of the sedan, with a multimedia screen with a diagonal up to 10 “and a head-up display.
It comes a little closer to automated driving, via cross-traffic alert and priority non-compliance, the change-of-lane assistant, trajectory maintenance, as well as avoidance assistance . These new systems offer steering and centering assistance in the track which runs up to … 210 km / h, on German highway, of course!