BMW has revealed its 2018 5-Series Touring model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Sales are scheduled to commence in Europe from June this year. This is the 7th generation mid-sized 5-Series. The new car comes with similar styling that was seen on its earlier counterpart, but with a host of new technology and driver assistance along with enhanced safety features and the latest in infotainment.
2018 BMW 5-Series Touring will receive four engine options that include 2 petrol and 2 diesel engines. It gets a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 252 hp power and 258 lb/ft torque mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 6.5 seconds. It also gets a 3.0 liter, 6 cylinder petrol engine offering 340 hp power and 332 lb/ft torque mated to an 8 speed auto and AWD wherein acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph takes 5.1 seconds.
Diesel engine options include a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine offering 190 hp power and 296 lb/ft torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission with acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 8 seconds and finally a top of the line 3.0 liter, 6 cylinder diesel engine capable of 265 hp power and 457 lb/ft torque mated to a RWD or AWD and an 8 speed automatic transmission. This engine allows acceleration form 0 to 100 kmph in 5.6 seconds.
On board features include a 10.25” touchscreen, color heads up display and gesture control along with seats with 8 massage programs, enhanced cargo area and safety features such as steering assist, lane keep assist, lane change assist, cross traffic warning and wrong way warning besides adaptive cruise control and Stop and Go function.
Speaking about dimensions, the new 5 Series Touring is 36 mm longer than the older model. It is 4943 mm long, 1868 mm wide (8 mm wider), 1498 mm tall (10 mm taller) and has a wheelbase of 2975 mm, which is longer by 7 mm. More details about the car in the news release below.