The New BMW 5 Series Touring

By Bmw Uk, PRNE
Sunday, January 9, 2011

LONDON, January 10, 2011 - The new BMW 5 Series Touring is an uncompromising synthesis of power,
handling, versatility and elegant style, delivering an experience that suits
business and pleasure in equal measure. The BMW 5 Series Touring has always
existed to be the perfect estate car for a premium car buyer who wants it
all. The dramatic styling and sloping rear roof line create an elegant
silhouette, but function follows form as the latest Touring is even more
practical. Clearly it is a package that has global appeal as since the first
ever car was introduced in 1991, more than 670,000 have been sold.

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Core Facts

    - This is the fourth generation BMW 5 Series Touring to be sold
      in the UK.
    - 520d offers unrivalled economy, 135g/km CO2 and 55.4mpg, without
      compromising on performance
    - Eight-speed automatic transmission and Auto Start-Stop available.
      The BMW 520d Touring is the first car in its class to offer both
    - Seven engines available from launch.
    - Highest ever level of standard specification: Dakota leather
      upholstery and Bluetooth now as standard on all 5 Series Tourings.
    - Largest ever luggage capacity at 560 litres (1,670 litres).
    - The wheelbase of the new BMW 5 SeriesTouring is now the longest
      in class, at 2,968 millimetres, and 82mm longer than its predecessor.


Sean Green, Sales Director for BMW UK, said: "The new BMW 5 Series
Touring is the perfect synthesis of power, handling, versatility and elegant
style. In every way, this car has been enhanced over the predecessor, which
in itself was a major success for BMW. The new generation is bigger, more
capacious, faster, better specified and more efficient.

"Thanks to the extremely high standard of design, build quality,
specification and class-leading efficiency, the BMW 5 Series Touring delivers
financially for both private and corporate customers."


The BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles
and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a
global company, the BMW Group operates 24 production facilities in 13
countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

The BMW Group achieved a global sales volume of approximately 1.29
million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles for the 2009 financial year.
Revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 December 2009, the company
employed a global workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.

The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking
and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and
social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product
responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral
part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been
ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last
six years.



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Telegraph - BMW 5 Series Touring: 'the most nearly perfect car in the
world' (

Autocar - BMW 520d Touring SE review (

Auto Express - BMW 530d Touring (

Autoblog - First drive: BMW 530d Touring (

Car Keys - BMW 5 Series Touring review (

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Krystyna Kozlowska, BMW Media Relations Assistant, Tel: 01344 480707, Email: Krystyna.Kozlowska at ; Gavin Ward, BMW Media Relations Manager, Tel: 01344 480829, Email: Gavin.Ward at

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