The brand new BMW 5 Sequence Touring is lastly right here, bringing intensive exterior and inside adjustments to the posh wagon. Wagons provide loads of the benefits of an SUV – whereas eschewing lots of the downsides – and are nonetheless a well-liked selection for fans and households that prioritize gas effectivity and driving dynamics. The brand new one continues to uphold these values whereas providing just a little extra space, newer tech, and extra efficiency.
For reference: the brand new 5 Sequence Touring stretches 97 mm (3.eight inches) longer than its predecessor (5,060 mm/199 inches complete). It grows horizontally, too, 32 mm (1.2 inches) wider than the final era, now measuring 1,900 mm (74.eight inches). It stands 17 mm (0.6 inches) taller, now coming in at 1,515 mm (59.6 inches). It additionally now sports activities the longest wheelbase in its class, growing by 20 mm (0.7 inches) to 2,995 mm (117.9 inches).
Entrance and Rear: New BMW 5 Sequence Touring vs. Previous 5 Sequence
The brand new 5 Sequence Touring sports activities a entrance finish straight off the remainder of the brand new 5 Sequence lineup. The result’s a bigger, extra vertical grille, modernized lighting parts, and a extra aerodynamic entrance bumper design. Although there’s a little bit extra black plastic on the underside of the bumper, the brand new 5 Sequence Touring total seems more energizing and extra aggressive than the outgoing mannequin.
There are a lot of choose adjustments within the rear of the automobile, too. LED taillights function an L-shaped chrome strip and are unquestionably extra futuristic than those discovered on the again of the previous 5er. New L-shaped chrome accents break up the destructive house towards the underside of the bumper, a results of much less black plastic getting used within the diffusor. Reflectors at the moment are vertically built-in into the accents, as an alternative of horizontally on the bumper.
Aspect Profile: New BMW 5 Sequence Touring vs. Previous
From the aspect, the most recent 5 Sequence Touring provides a considerably extra aggressive look. Sharper angles, larger wheel choices, and a barely extra pronounced roof spoiler all make the brand new 5 look just a little sportier. A flat rear window additional emphasizes the automobile’s performance-oriented nature. The Hofmeister kink is – surprisingly – extra pronounced than the outgoing mannequin’s. Reimagined physique strains give the brand new automotive a boxed-off and athletic stance.
Inside of the New BMW 5 Sequence Touring vs. Previous
The brand new 5 Sequence Touring is a transparent enchancment in high quality, refinement, and expertise. BMW says that the entrance shoulder room considerably will increase within the new automotive, and noticeably extra leg, shoulder, and elbow room within the rear. It’s additionally simpler to load in cargo, because of a broader baggage compartment opening. 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats provide 1,700 liters (60 cubic toes) of cupboard space when stowed. Even with the seats up, you continue to get 560 liters (19.7 cubic toes) of cargo capability.
In fact, the cockpit is clearly refreshed and brings a brand new stage of connectivity to the 5 Sequence Touring. The curved show joins the BMW Interplay Bar (when relevant) and a usually much less cluttered cabin. It’s an apparent and logical development from the previous automobile.
The 5 Sequence Touring is a largely anticipated evolution of the outgoing mannequin. Since we already knew what the sedan mannequin regarded like, many of the adjustments are evolutionary quite than revolutionary. It’s positively a way more aggressive-looking automobile, notably in M Efficiency trims. It’s an important signal for the M5 Touring mannequin to come back.