2024 BMW 5 Series Touring unveiled, Europe launch in May
Estate cars are hugely popular in Europe for their added utility over sedans and reduced footprints over SUVs. However, they’ve never really done well in India. The BMW 5 Series Touring gets significant changes inside and out, including new powertrain options, mechanical goodies, and reworked interiors.
2024 BMW 5 Series Touring exterior and dimensions
The 2024 5 Series Touring has grown in all dimensions, and now has a 5,060mm length, 1,900mm width, 1,515mm height, and 2,995mm wheelbase which BMW claim is the longest in its class. The boot holds a volume of 570 litres which can be expanded to 1,700 litres with the seats folded down. As for aesthetics, the 5 Series Touring gets an illuminated front grille, and standard 18 and 19-inch wheel sizes with a 21-inch wheel optional. The front two-thirds of the car are nearly indistinguishable from the sedan, but the rear gets a larger greenhouse akin to that of an SUV. The rear window is accented by a spoiler, an optional diffuser is also available in the M trims. The new 5 Series Touring weighs between 1,835kg and 2425kg depending on variant and powertrain.
2024 BMW 5 Series Touring powertrain
The 2024 5 Series Touring will be available in petrol and diesel mild hybrid alongside full electric powertrains. The presence of 48V mild hybrid technology will be a new introduction to the diesel engines, and will be paired with an eight-speed transmission. The petrol powertrains will be carried over from the existing 5 Series and will feature no updates. The all-electric i5 variant will be a first for the 5 Series Touring, and will output 592bhp and 820Nm through an all-wheel drive system.
2024 BMW 5 Series Touring interior and features
Headlining the interior in the new 5 Series Touring are a 12.3-inch digital cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen offering in-car gaming and video streaming. Sports seats are now fitted as standard, and are upholstered in vegan leather. Also on offer is a new two-spoke hexagonal flat-bottom steering wheel. Standard equipment also includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, two 5G antennas to facilitate online services, parking assistant including start monitoring, trailer assistant, and a reversing camera. A panoramic sunroof is optional, as is an 18-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system.
2024 BMW 5 Series Touring prices
Prices for the 2024 BMW 5 Series Touring haven’t been announced yet, but a European launch is slated for May 2024. Estate cars haven’t been very successful in India, so it is unlikely that the 5 Series Touring will come to India.