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2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched

Marking the start of the test driving season, BMW has released more photos and videos of its all-new G31 5 Series Touring. More specifically, the 520d base model and 530d are getting detailed.
2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched 11 photos
2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched2017 BMW 520d and 530d Kick Off Touring Season, Configurator Launched
Of course, the sports wagon from the Munich automaker gets the same powertrain options as the sedan. But for now, they're just focusing on the 4- and 6-cylinder diesels, which will be the most popular with European buyers. During the 2018 model year, the 530d will also arrive Stateside as the 540d.

Effortless power is to be expected from the inline-6 turbodiesel engine. What's more, the car is up to 95 kilograms lighter than the previous generation, proving just how high-tech the new platform is.

The autobahn cruiser that is the 530d Touring packs 265 HP at 4,000rpm and 620 Nm of torque from as low as 2,000 rpm. The xDrive version is going to be the fastest, taking the 0 to 100 km/h stride in 5.4 seconds. But all models except the base 520d come with a sleek automatic gearbox.

In these new videos, the 530d has got its game face on. The M Sport package brings larger air intakes, bigger wheels, and other small changes. We also noticed that it has a diffuser rear apron, dark exhaust tips, and optional cream leather.

The 520d adopts a more elegant body kit, but the pearl white paint still gets it noticed. The exhaust tips are round but set symmetrically on the sides, unlike the previous generation. These are also the first BMW wagons that come with that crazy key fob and allow you to park remotely. It's a bit of a gimmick, but everybody is talking about it.

Even though every toy is optional and very expensive, the base prices aren't exactly setting the bar low either. A configurator for the German market has just been launched, and the cheapest G31 is the 520d with a manual (€47,970)... which nobody wants.

The 530d Touring is only available with xDrive from €59,670. But an M550i or even a well-equipped 540i xDrive will easily be able to push past €100,000 with the right set of options.

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