Mike Stevens | Jan 26, 2011

BMW has today announced availability of the all-new 2011 5 Series Touring, joining the new 5 Series Sedan that launched in Australia last June.

The 5 Series Touring comes in two variants: the 520d Touring, starting at $92,800, and the top-shelf 535i Touring, priced from $138,900.

Frugal motorists will look to the 520d - the first time a diesel has been offered with the 5 Series Touring in Australia - powered by a 135kW/380Nm four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and with fuel consumption figures listed at 5.3 l/100km on the combined cycle.

The diesel-powered wagon isn't slow however, with the 0-100km/h sprint knocked over in a respectable 8.3 seconds.

Those looking for more power will turn straight to the high-powered 535i, drawing 225kW and 400Nm of torque from its twin-turbo six-cylinder 3.0 litre petrol engine.

The 535i covers the 0-100km/h run in just 6.1 seconds, with fuel consumption figures of 8.5 l/100km.

Safety features for the new 5 Series Touring include a pedestrian-detecting night vision camera, active cruise control, collision detection system, lane departure warning, a blind spot monitoring system, automatic highbeams, a heads-up display, surround view cameras and parking sensors.

Add to that the stability control, traction control, ABS, EBD and brake assist active safety systems as per the 5 Series sedan (as well as its comprehensive suite of airbags).

To find out more about the new 5 Series Touring, and the 5 Series Sedan, see below.


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