He BMW 5 Series Touring celebrates 25 years on the market premiering its new generation, the seventh (G30 / 31). Its official debut will take place at the next Geneva Motor Show to, almost immediately afterwards, start your marketing: On arrival at dealers is scheduled for June. Has no official price yet, but the BMW 5 Series sedan They can give an idea where the shots go.
In principle -BMW promises more additions throughout the year-, will be four selected for this family variant engines, in addition to the all-wheel drive, will be combined with all-wheel drive: The BMW xDrive conceptual and technically similar to that of the SUV brand.
2017 BMW 5 Series Touring, lighter chassis
The new construction is in the BMW 5 Series Touring sensible weight savings. Proof of this is that compared to 1,800 kilos, for example, weighed the previous BMW 520d Touring, the new stays in 1,730 kg. Lightening even out when, for example, now standard equipment includes an air suspension on the rear axle in order to keep the automatic height control, regardless of load.
Optionally, for the chassis of the BMW 5 Series Touring it is possible to choose the Adaptive Drive with active anti-roll bars, the active steering in combination with all-wheel drive wave sport suspension, in this case with springs a shorter than standard centimeter.
More elements of the suspension of the BMW 5 Series Touring are made of aluminum, as now happens with the boot, so that the actual effect of this reduced weight is a reducing consumption and emissions approved 11 percent compared to the previous generation.
2017 BMW 5 Series Touring, connectivity
From the 10.25 screen " the dashboard of the BMW 5 Series Touring can be controlled, tactilely or the control adjacent to change, driving functions, navigation, communication and infotainment, for which it has developed a icons new structure. However, also some functions can be handled with voice commands, toyes I like gesture control: the BMW 7 Series premiered this possibility of making gestures in the air to adjust the volume of sound equipment, accept or reject calls, etc. In addition, the head-up display is 70 percent larger the generation replaced.
BMW 5 Series Touring, more spacious and practical
Essential aesthetic attributes of the new BMW 5 Touring are known in the saloon, although this family of elongate surfaces, as is logical, brings novelty central pillar rearward. Here they are located a rear seat for BMW promises substantial growth of space Head, shoulders and legs; ie in all dimensions. In fact, according to BMW 'increased interior width allows safe and comfortable place for up to three child seats in the back. "
In functional terms, three parts comprising the backrests of the rear seats can be folded -through the pressing of a button from the boot-individualizadamente (the proportion is 40/20/40), plus admiten regulation of its INCLINATIONn will also each of its occupants or cargo needs.
For his part, trunk volume is 570 liters now in its minimum configuration, 10 more than offered by the BMW 5 Series Touring fourth generation; and 1700 of folding the rear seats -1670 liters in precedente- model.
Its capacity is 730 kilos 720 to, depending on the version, which is 120 kg. And the cargo area cover and partition net, allow you to divide the space according to the needs of its users, but can be stored under the ground if not used.
Access to this space for objects not only done through a gate which may optionally be motorized opening and have "hands-free"; also the unlocking and opening the rear window.
BMW 5 Series Touring, four engines and rear or all-wheel drive
Versions with petrol engines that will be familiar BMW 530i xDrive Touring and 540i Touring. As the name suggests, the most powerful of both the engine bearing the six-cylinder 3 liter CV 340 will always be combined with all-wheel drive, and the eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, in the Touring 530i power four-cylinder engine and two liters of 252 hp reaches the ground through the rear wheels, although previously it uses the same eight-speed automatic transmission. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h 6.5 seconds and its consumption is approved with 245/45 R18 tires, 5.8 liters / 100 km.
He BMW 540i xDrive Touring Homologous, also with the same wheels, 7.3 l / 100 km, while meeting the same acceleration in 5.1 seconds.
In Diesel, also supply the engines make four and six cylinder. The first, a 2-liter 190 hp, is the heart of BMW 520d Touring. It can be combined with either a six-speed manual gearbox as an option, with an eight-speed automatic, always with rear-wheel drive. This is the family of the BMW 5 Series homologated consumption lower: 4.5 l / 100 km. From 0 to 100 km / h, it is the fastest version with automatic transmission: 7.8 seconds versus 8.0 of the leading manual gearbox.
BMW Touring 530d uses a 3 liters of 265 hp and the eight-speed automatic transmission. The choice is subject to how to bring energy to the ground: through rear wheels or four. Consumption, use as either, it is 4.7 or 5.3 l / 100 km; acceleration, also respectively 5.8 or 5.6 seconds.
BMW 5 Series Touring, progress towards autonomous driving
On the road to autonomous driving the BMW 5 Series Touring also features as the saloon, alerts on warnings and side traffic at intersections and lane change assistants or output therefrom; speed control also active cruise.
The new family of BMW also allows for the integration between the car and the phone owner, schedule appointments and tours indiscriminately from one to another but additionally also receive pictures in the vehicle environment Smartphone when it parked by 3D Remote View feature. Additionally, you can manage email, calendar or contacts (Microsoft Exchange facilitates the transfer of data between devices), use the Apple carplay or dispose induction charging.
Another feature shared with the family sedan is outside the parking attendant, the Parking by remote control, with the driver outside the vehicle.