Although we cannot offer an exact date yet, BMW has at least revealed that it has planned the premiere of the new 5 Series Touring for spring next year. On that occasion, the manufacturer published a trailer that reveals the profile of the car.
Even after lightening, the dark image does not reveal much more, perhaps only a little of the design of the lights or the front bumper. On the other hand, we are (quite) sure that the designers of the five-door hatchback did not engage in any experiments and extravagances. And that is a very reassuring finding.
Nothing is guaranteed to change in the interior either. So expect an elaborate mix of the latest technology, quality materials and sophisticated aluminum and glass details, all bathed in mood lighting, so you’ll feel like you’re in an exclusive VIP club. We also appreciate that the iDrive rotary controller has remained, facilitating the control of countless infotainment functions.
The German automaker is also coming up with a few updates regarding the sedan. It is gradually being put on sale. This first happened in South Korea, now the novelty is reaching dealers in many other markets as well, it should arrive in the Czech Republic on October 21. On the same day, the first cars will be delivered to customers in Germany, for example. A week later, on October 28, the new generation BMW 5 Series will premiere in the US. Other global markets will follow on November 25.
Let us recall that the 5 Series sedan is currently sold in the Czech Republic in the versions 520i (petrol four-cylinder, 153 kW; from 1,467,700 CZK), 520d and 520d xDrive (in both cases four-cylinder diesel, 145 kW; prices from 1,524,900 CZK, respectively 1,587,300 CZK), then i5 eDrive40 (one electric motor, 250 kW; from 1,749,800 CZK) and i5 M60 xDrive (two electric motors, 442 kW; from 2,523,300 CZK).
In the spring, two plug-in hybrids will enrich the range of engines: the 530e with a four-cylinder gasoline engine (combined power of 220 kW) and the six-cylinder version of the 550e xDrive (360 kW).
Finally, the most pressing question: The outgoing 5 Series Touring boasted a trunk volume of 570/1700 liters. Will the novelty trump him? We will find out by the end of next year…