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BMW Press
BMW 5 Series Touring

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is more practical, high-tech and efficient than ever

The sporty BMW wagon is all set for its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

WITH THE FIRST new-generation BMW 5 Series models starting to arrive in Ireland, details of the 5 Series Touring have been announced.

This new estate is bigger and offers even more practicality than its predecessor. Boot space has grown to 570 litres, and this can be increased further by folding the rear seats, which split in a 40:20:40 ratio. With these folded down, the BMW can swallow up to 1,700 litres of cargo and carry up to 120kg more weight than before, depending on which model you choose.

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The engines available to customers from the market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Touring boast BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and combine enhanced performance with reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

Buyers will be able to choose from two petrol and two diesel engines, three of which will be available with BMW’s slick eight-speed automatic transmission. A manual transmission will also be available with one of the engines.

Naturally, there’s a rear-wheel drive setup. However, on selected models it will be possible to specify BMW’s four-wheel drive transmission, called xDrive.

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Dr Ian Robertson, member of the board of management at BMW AG, Sales and Marketing, said

The BMW 5 Series Touring was developed specifically for the European market, where it has enjoyed great success over the last 25 years. I am sure that the versatility of this new, fifth generation will prove even more popular with those customers who appreciate the 5 Series Touring’s characteristic roomy, variable loading space combined with its distinguished appearance and – of course – its BMW-typical driving dynamics.

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Prices will start at €56,590 for the 520d SE Touring, with M Sport versions commanding a premium of between €4,470 and €5,730. Adding xDrive to compatible models will add an average of €6,500 over the rear-wheel drive version.

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