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 |  Jun 11 2010, 8:18 AM


In the market for a functional luxury car? Like the BMW 5 Series and excited about the new wagon model? Too bad. You can’t have it. That’s right, the big German bully from Munich is keeping the new 2011 5 Series Touring (aka wagon) for him and his European buddies.


And you know what that means don’t you? Yup, you’re stuck looking at the 5 Series GT and perhaps considering that less than pleasing-to-the-eye model. Or perhaps you’ll just jump ship and head over to a Mercedes dealership… or even Cadillac. You know… they do have that new CTS Sport Wagon. Or is moving to Germany a better alternative? Hmmm…

GALLERY: 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring


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 |  Mar 15 2010, 1:36 PM


On the heels of the release of the 2011 5 Series at the Geneva Auto Show, BMW has now unveiled the 2011 5 Series Touring (wagon). Designed for the European market and possibly not scheduled to arrive in North America at all (due to the release of the similar 5 Series GT), the Touring model doesn’t change much from the 5er, other than adding functionality. Trunk space is rated at 19.8 cu.-ft. (560 liters), and with the rear seats folded the total cargo volume increases to 60 cu.-ft. (1670 liters)

At launch two gasoline and two diesel engines will be offered. The 530d makes 245-hp and 398 ft-lbs of torque, delivering a 0-62 mph time of 6.4 seconds and an average of 37 mpg, while the 520d makes 184-hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque, with a 0-62 mph time of 8.3 seconds and an average of 44.8 mpg (EU cycle). As for the gasoline mills, the 523i makes 204-hp and 199 ft-lbs of torque, with a 0-62 mph time of 8.2 seconds and 30.2 mpg. A range-topping 535i Touring model get’s BMWs twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six to produce 302-hp and 295 ft-lbs of torque, with a 0-62 mph time of 6.0 seconds and 27.4 mpg average.

There’s no word if BMW plans to offer the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which is possible as in the past BMW has offered an M5 Touring.

GALLERY: 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring


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