New BMW 5 Series Touring teased: everything we know so far

October 20, 2023 by

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Hot on the heels of the new 5 Series, BMW has teased the practical Touring estate version coming in the spring of 2024. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New BMW 5 Series Touring teased
  • Same front-end design as the saloon
  • Shares engines with that car as well
  • 550e plug-in hybrid to get 489hp
  • i5 Touring M60 coming with 601hp
  • Full reveal coming in Spring 2024

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is on the horizon, with an official reveal confirmed for the Spring of 2024. This alternative to the Audi A6 Avant and Mercedes E-Class estate has been spotted testing a few times now, and BMW has given us a new teaser image.

It’ll get all the same engine options as the saloon, and the electric i5 Touring will also share its underpinnings with the standard car.

New BMW 5 Series Touring design

BMW has teased the design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring ahead of the official launch and, while you can’t see too many details, it does give you an idea of this estate car’s proportions.

As with the outgoing 5 Series Touring, this new one has a sleek sloping roofline which helps give it a sportier profile than something like a Mercedes E-Class Estate. As you’d expect, the headlights look exactly the same as the saloon’s, and there are some slim-looking LED tail lights at the rear.

The new 5 Series Touring has been spotted out and about before by carwow’s spy photographers, and these camouflaged prototypes give you a better sense of its design. As with the saloon, you have wide kidney grilles up front with swept-back LED headlights, as well as flush-fitting door handles.

Being the practical estate version, this car has some lifestyle-y roof bars, and it looks like the opening rear window feature we’ve come to expect from BMWs is also here to stay.

New BMW 5 Series Touring engines and performance

BMW has confirmed that the new 5 Series Touring will be available with all the same engine options as the saloon. This you’ll be able to get it with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, as well as having a couple of plug-in hybrid options.

The 520i gets 208hp, just over 20hp more than the outgoing 520i, and the saloon will do 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. The estate could be slightly slower than that thanks to the added metal, however an official time is yet to be confirmed.

As for the plug-in hybrids, the range kicks-off with the 530e. It uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired with an electric motor, making a combined 299hp and launching from 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds. More importantly, it can manage up to 62 miles on electric power alone. Not quite as much as the Mercedes E-Class Estate, a car which can go for 70 miles.

If it’s more power you’re after, the 550e may be up your street. It uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six and, in tandem with the electric motor, it puts out 489hp. That’s enough to complete the 0-60mph sprint in 4.3 seconds, although the added performance does dent the electric range. The 550e will go for 56 miles.

New BMW i5 Touring motors and range

As with the petrol-powered 5 Series, the i5 Touring will use all the same parts as the saloon. This means you’ll be able to choose between the single motor eDrive 40 or a bonkers-quick dual-motor M60 version.

The basic eDrive 40 has 240hp and 400Nm of torque going to the rear wheels, and the saloon will do 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds. This may increase slightly for the estate, but not by much.

As for that M60 model, its dual electric motors have a whopping 601hp and 820Nm of torque, not far off the 625hp offered by today’s BMW M5. As a result, it’ll do 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds.

As for batteries, both cars use an 81.2kWh pack. Saloon versions of the i5 eDrive 40 have up to 362 miles of range, while the M60 will go for 320 miles. You can expect to see similar numbers from the Touring models, although it may get marginally less range thanks to some added weight and a less aerodynamic shape.

When can I buy a new BMW 5 Series Touring?

The new BMW 5 Series Touring will make its debut in the spring of 2024, so expect to start seeing cars on UK roads by the summer next year.

As for price, while nothing is official yet it’s likely to see a slight rise over the saloon version. Expect the petrol-powered car to start from around £55,000, with the electric i5 fetching closer to £80,000.

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