The New 2018 BMW 5-Series Touring expresses the blend of driving pleasure and versatility for which this model is renowned who suported with vehicle’s tail section has an individual design language that symbolises the increased amount of space on offer in this model variant and its functional, flexible usability.
2018 BMW 5-Series Touring Interior. Inside the 2018 BMW 5-Series Touring, the driver-focused cockpit design melds perfectly with the heightened premium feel engendered by the sophisticated elegance of its styling, the precisely crafted, top-class materials and the great attention to detail. The increased amount of space on offer and a host of smart details combine to ensure this body variant offers its customary adaptability. The new BMW 5-Series Touring has a modern, eyecatching silhouette, clear contours and taut surfaces. Sportiness and precision were the key pillars in the development of its design. The interior displays a significant increase in perceived quality and modernity.
The interior is roomy and elegant, yet at the same time awash with sporty details. Whereas the surfaces on the instrument panel have a distinctly horizontal orientation, conveying a sense of breadth and equilibrium, the lines rise towards the driver, clearly delineating the cockpit and injecting the cabin with added dynamism. Precisely sculpted surfaces that fit together perfectly are clear evidence of the interior’s tremendous quality and class. Chrome inserts with a beautifully exact fit create a graceful-looking, clearly structured appearance. The low instrument panel gives the interior a sophisticated, light and airy feel, while offering the driver a commanding view.
All occupants enjoy substantially more headroom, shoulder room and legroom than in the outgoing model. The optimised contouring of the backrest, longer seat cushion and increased kneeroom help to make the rear an even more luxurious place to travel. The further improved design of the door cut-outs helps passengers to get in and out of the rear compartment with ease. The interior’s increased width enables as many as three child seats to be fitted easily and securely on the rear seat unit. The stowage pockets in the doors are roomy enough to hold one-litre drink bottles, while the cupholders at the front of the centre console likewise have larger dimensions than before.
2018 BMW 5-Series Touring Exterior. 2018 BMW 5-Series Touring is equipped as standard with LED headlights that also employ LED units as the light source for the daytime driving lights. The design of the optional Adaptive LED Headlights provides an even more expressive take on the focused gaze of the trademark BMW light rings that are “cut off” at the top and flattened at the bottom. A horizontal bar joining the inner daytime driving light ring with the BMW kidney grille accentuates the front end’s sense of width and dynamism. BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam with a range of up to 500 metres is available as a further option in conjunction with the Adaptive LED Headlights.
The sporty aura of 2018 BMW 5-Series Touring is further intensified by the long roof line, which flows into heavily raked D-pillars. The elongated silhouette brings a new element of the surface styling to the fore: the distinctive swage line turns up as it heads rearwards, thereby passing from shadow to light. The highly expressive rear end of 2018 BMW 5-Series Touring is a picture of power. The rear window is bordered by a roof spoiler with integral auxiliary brake light at the top and air deflectors at the sides. In the lower section, a series of prominent horizontal lines and the L-shaped rear lights – with their flat-design tail-light bars reaching deep into the car’s flanks – accentuate the body’s width.
Details that serve to enhance the car’s aerodynamic qualities are visible from every angle. The BMW kidney grille now comes with active air flap control, as does the lower air intake in the front apron, meaning that the flaps remain closed when little cooling air is required. In the closed position, additional vertical kidney grille bars become visible that lend the front end an even more imposing appearance. The Air Curtains (apertures in the front apron) effectively direct the onrushing air into the wheel arches, where it is channelled along the wheels before escaping again through the Air Breathers built into the car’s flanks.
2018 BMW 5-Series Touring Engines and Transmission. 2018 BMW 5-Series Touring supported by petrol engines of the BMW 530i Touring and BMW 540i xDrive Touring come with twin-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and double-VANOS variable camshaft timing, while new engine encapsulation technology reduces noise and speeds warm-up. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine of the new BMW 530i Touring delivers peak output of 185 kW/252 hp (up 5 kW/7 hp on its predecessor), peak torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft), which comes on stream at just 1,450 rpm, and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 6.5 seconds. Combined fuel consumption of 6.3-5.8 l/100 km (44.8-48.7 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 143-133 g/km are an improvement of almost ten per cent over the corresponding figures for the outgoing model.
The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine powering the new BMW 540i xDrive Touring develops an impressive 250 kW/340 hp, up 25 kW/34 hp on its predecessor. Peak torque, which has increased by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) to 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), is already on tap at 1,380 rpm. The BMW 540i xDrive Touring completes the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 5.1 seconds. Again, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are almost ten per cent better than on the outgoing model, at 7.7-7.3 l/100 km (36.7-38.7 mpg imp), and 177-167 g/km.