2017 BMW 5 Series Touring – First Drive Experience and Impressions

The 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring has officially joined the BMW 5 Series models with its authentic features that buyers usually look forward to.

The car sticks true to the history and the 2017 edition revealed in official pictures sport a stylish M Sport package. Buyers have great customization options as they can upgrade their choice of the 5 Series sedan with all-wheel steering, all-wheel drive and roll stabilization turning them effectively into a Touring series model. When it comes to long trips, there’s always the question of having enough storage space to keep your luggage in. The platform now allows you to store 570 liters to 1,700 liters based on the model you opt for.

2017 BMW 530d xDrive Touring

Next in the checklist is comfortable ride irrespective of the road conditions. The 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring is equipped with air suspension on the rear axle. It is once again a customizable choice that can be altered to suit the location. The rear seat is designed to be readily folded down and is made with 40:20:40. When all of them are in the folded position, they offer the 1,700 liters of storage space as mentioned above. You can also access the rear window and open the tailgate. The team has used some cool fastening possibilities that allows you to easily decide the placement of the rear seats.

Fuel efficiency is aptly managed by keeping the weight of the car low whenever possible. Based on the BMW 5 series wagon, the overall weight of the car drops by 100 kilograms based on the engine you go with. The BMW 530i, the lightest model in the series weighs at 1,640 kilograms and the Touring edition is slightly higher despite all the modifications they have done in the interiors.

According to BMW, the 530d xDrive is their most popular variant but the 520d which is more economical in terms of cost and performance will outsell the 530d in the long run. The car can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than six seconds. The performance is more than expected for any customer planning to go with a Touring model. The brand will offer 530i, 540i and the 520d initially.

2017 BMW 5 Series

The Connected Drive system, large infotainment setup combined with gesture control makes riding a breezy experience for all passengers onboard. The car is equipped with semi-autonomous driving mode and it can effectively function up to 210km/hr top speed. Safety features include front end collision warning, parking assist and emergency braking functionality.