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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring Sheds Camo, Likely to Debut in Geneva

With the G30 5 Series sedan already showing up at some showrooms, the Bavarians are putting the finishing touches on the Touring version. Wagons are extremely popular in European markets, where they are valued for their flexibility, and this one is what Volvo, Audi, and Daimer are afraid of.
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Technically speaking, the official debut of the sedan will take place at Detroit Auto in January 2017. So only two months will separate the two models. We say that because these latest spy photos suggest an advanced stage of development.

Only minimal camouflage is covering the taillights, parts of the rear wings and trunk. Even though there are no surprises going on, we can't wait to see how they've adapted the concave shape of the G30's trunk on the wagon.

Compared to its predecessor, the G11, this all-new generation of German lugger features angrier looking headlights and a muscular front end. These spy images feature a regular design line, but we'd go as far as to say it's more aggressive than what Audi and Mercedes are offering.

As has always been the case, the 5 Series Touring will share its powertrains, interior trim, and tech with the four-door sedan. The model in our photos looks like a 530i or 530d, which is more than adequate. But the one car everybody is talking about is called M550i.

As the name suggests, BMW replaced the diesel mild performance model with one powered by a gasoline engine, the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 462 PS. But the range will kick off at less than half that power with the 520d producing 190 PS and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

After that, you get the 530i, replacing the 528i and packing 252 PS plus 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque from a 2.0-liter turbo. With 3 liters of displacement, BMW can do the 540i that makes 340 PS and replaces the 535i. That one has trapezoidal exhaust, so it's not the one in the photos.

For the sedan, the 530d is the only 3.0-liter diesel engine available. But its 540d cousin has already been developed for the 7 Series and should come along any day now. Finally, there's the 530e iPeformance, a plug-in hybrid that borrows the guts of the 330i 3 Series model.

 
 
 
 
 

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