TMR Team | Jun 28, 2017

BMW is prepared to buck the SUV trend in Australia, offering its 5 Series Touring wagon as an alternative for families that may not need a high-riding SUV.

Set to arrive locally from October 2017 the 5 Series Touring will be available in just two four-cylinder variants, the diesel 520d or petrol 530i.

The 520d will arrive priced from $99,900 plus on-road costs, a step-up of $6000 compared with the 520D sedan, and over $6000 more than the previous generation 520d Touring

Power for the 520d comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel unit that produces 140kW and 400Nm and is paired with an eight-speed automatic while sipping a claimed 4.9L/100km.

The 520d Touring will come loaded with standard equipment including ambient lighting, DAB+ digital radio, a head-up display, silver roof rails, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with in-built navigation, parking assist with surround and panoramic view, LED headlights and wireless device charging.

BMW will also include its semi-autonomous driving technology that uses an array of front- and side-mounted sensors to help keep the vehicle in its lane with the driver's hands off the wheel for periods up to 30 seconds and at speeds up to 210km/h.

In its standard trim the 520d Touring will be available with BMW’s Luxury Line specification comprising of 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior highlights, black gloss B-pillar, illuminated door handles, leather sports steering wheel, leather upholstery and Luxury badging.

Buyers looking for something more sporting can also option an M Sport package which includes upgrades like 19-inch alloy wheels, M exterior styling, M Sport suspension, gloss black exterior finishes, M badging, M leather steering wheel, front sports seats, leather upholstery and trapezoidal tailpipe finishers in chrome.

The second Touring model available to Australian customers will be the 530i, priced from $115,500 plus on-road costs and powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 185kW and 350Nm paired with an eight-speed automaric, while only drinking 6.5L/100km.

In addition to the equipment of the 520d, the 530i adds adaptive headlights, heated front seats, 16-speaker premium stereo and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. The M Sport package also comes standard on the 530i and addds M Sport brakes, electronic damper control and different 19-inch alloy wheels.

A no-cost Luxury Line pack is also available, removing the M Sport treatment and instead including more prestige-focussed touches like different 19-inch alloy wheels, soft Nappa leather upholstery, comfort front seats, leather sports steering wheel, ventilated front seats, luxury badging, chrome exterior highlights and four-zone air conditioning.

BMW will also offer a number of optional packages including the $1600 Innovations Pack with Display Key, remote control parking and gesture control or the 520d Comfort Pack to add electronic damper control, auto high beam and heated front seats with lumbar control and for $2700 on the Luxury Line or $2100 when coupled with the M Sport pack.

An Exclusive Pack for the 520d with Luxury Line goes premium with 19-inch alloy wheels, Nappa leather upholstery, electronic damper control, auto high beam and heated front seats and at $6400 or the 520d's $3400 Precision pack includes premium 16-speaker audio, adaptive LED headlights, 12.3-inch digital instrument display, and high beam assist.

 

Pricing

520d Touring - $99,900
530i Touring - $115,500

Manufacturer's’ list price excluding on-road costs. Overseas model shown.

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