The new BMW 5 Series Touring estate has been spotted undergoing testing before it makes its public debut in 2017. Images courtesy of Auto Blog give us a chance to see this upcoming estate with only a minimal amount of camouflage.
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring – styling
This 5 Series Touring prototype sports the same redesigned headlights and kidney grilles as the saloon but features a distinctly more boxy body. Its flatter roofline and steep rear windscreen should allow this new estate to swallow in the region of 650 litres of luggage – approximately 120-litres more than the saloon.
This prototype appears to wear a simple, entry-level front bumper with plain air intakes and discrete chrome details. A more aggressive M Sport package will doubtless be available, too.
2017 BMW 5 Series Touring – interior
No official images have emerged of the Touring’s interior but we expect it to be carried over almost completely unchanged from the new saloon. Highlights include a new dashboard-mounted infotainment screen and a digital instrument display in place of conventional analogue dials.
2017 BMW 5 Series Touring – engines and driving
Petrol models will be powered by a broad selection of engines ranging from a 530i model with a 2.0-litre unit to a 3.0-litre straight six in the 540i. The latter should be capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in less than five seconds.
Diesel versions will come equipped with either 2.0-litre or 3.0-litre engines that in the saloon are capable of returning 68.8mpg and 60.1mpg respectively. Cost-conscious buyers will be best off choosing a 520d Efficient Dynamics model – this efficient estate should be capable of returning more than 70mpg.
2017 BMW 5 Series Touring – price and release date
The minimal camouflage fitted to this prototype – and the fact the saloon has already been revealed – suggest the Touring’s launch isn’t far away. It should make a public appearance at a motor show in early 2017 and go on sale shortly after.
When it hits showrooms, it’s expected to cost approximately £3,000 more than the saloon across the range. Entry-level cars could cost in the region of £39,000 while top-spec versions could set you back just more than £50,000.
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