2011 BMW 5 Series Touring to Go Down Under
Long bonnet, short overhangs, the longest wheelbase in its segment, are just a few highlights of the new upper midrange touring car, the carmaker says.
“The BMW 5 Series has unique appeal combining spacious practicality with the driving dynamics typical of the BMW brand,” BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Stavros Yallouridis, said in a release.
Yallouridis also added that BMW Australia is likely to introduce two engine variants for the new model with a four-cylinder diesel to be offered for the first time.
“The powerful straight-six cylinder BMW 535i Touring offers supreme dynamics in the segment while the 520d Touring delivers outstanding performance and unrivalled fuel economy in equal measure,” he said. “The BMW 520d Touring has sold extremely well overseas and with no comparable offering in the local market, we expect it to be enormously popular with Australian customers.”
The car will feature a number of innovative driver assistance systems by BMW ConnectedDrive, such as a Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision warning with brake activation in conjunction with Active Cruise Control, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, High-beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with detection of persons as well as Head-up Display.
The BMW 5 Series Touring follows the heel tracks of the BMW 5 Series Sedan which launched in Australia this month. According to BMW Australia, pricing and specifications are to be confirmed closer to launch.