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BMW 5 Series E61

Touring version

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The introduction of the third generation BMW 5 Series E61 Touring continues the bloodline of BMW's famous Touring name that, since its debut, has stood for dynamism, practicality and style.

Meeting the demands of the executive requiring dynamic on-road agility and large load carrying ability, the new model adds a refined, stylish look and a host of innovative technologies, ensuring that the Touring really is the estate car of choice. The big difference, of course, lies behind the rear roof pillars and back seats, where the 5 Series E61 Touring offers more load-carrying potential and versatility than the sedan. The rear gate opens electrically, with a switch on the key fob or dashboard, and swings very high for easy access to the load floor. A big reflector on the bottom of the gate adds an element of safety in darkness.


2007 BMW 5 Series E61 Touring
Type 520d 523i 525i
Engine
Code M47TU2 D20 N52 B25 N52 B25
Displacement 1995cc 2497cc 2996cc
Cylinders 4 6 6
Fuel type Diesel Gasoline Gasoline
Power 120kW | 163HP 140kW | 190HP 160kW | 218HP
Torque@RPM 340Nm@2000rpm 235Nm@3500rpm 270Nm@2400rpm
Performance
Top Speed 218km/h | 135mph 230km/h | 143mph 243km/h | 151mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

8.9s

8.5s

7.4s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 8.3 | 28.3 10.6 | 22.1 10.8 | 21.7
Highway 4.8 | 49 6.0 | 39.2 5.9 | 39.8
Combined 6.1 | 38.5 7.7 | 30.5 7.7 | 30.5

Type 525xi (AWD) 525d 530i
Engine
Code N52 B25 M57TU D25 N52 B30
Displacement 2996cc 2993cc 2996cc
Cylinders 6 6 6
Fuel type Gasoline Diesel Gasoline
Power 160kW | 218HP 145kW | 197HP 200kW | 272HP
Torque@RPM 270Nm@2400rpm 400Nm@1300rpm 320Nm@2750rpm
Performance
Top Speed 233km/h | 145mph 232km/h | 144mph 250km/h | 155mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

8.2s

7.8s

6.5s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 11.8 | 19.9 8.4 | 28 11.1 | 21.1
Highway 6.4 | 36.7 5.2 | 45.2 6.0 | 39.2
Combined 8.4 | 28 6.8 | 34.5 7.9 | 29.7

Type 530xi (AWD) 530d 530xd (AWD)
Engine
Code N52 B30 M57TU2 D30 M57TU2 D30
Displacement 2996cc 2993cc 2993cc
Cylinders 6 6 6
Fuel type Gasoline Diesel Diesel
Power 200kW | 272HP 173kW | 235HP 173kW | 235HP
Torque@RPM 320Nm@2750rpm 500Nm@1750rpm 500Nm@1750rpm
Performance
Top Speed 246km/h | 153mph 245km/h | 152mph 235km/h | 146mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

6.9s

6.9s

6.8s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 12 | 19.6 8.8 | 26.7 9.6 | 24.5
Highway 6.4 | 36.7 5.3 | 44.3 5.8 | 40.5
Combined 8.5 | 27.6 6.6 | 35.6 7.2 | 32.6

Type 535d 550i
Engine
Code M57TU D30 N62 B48
Displacement 2993cc 4799cc
Cylinders 6 8
Fuel type Diesel Gasoline
Power 210kW | 286HP 270kW | 367HP
Torque@RPM 580Nm@1750rpm 490Nm@3400rpm
Performance
Top Speed 250km/h | 155mph 250km/h | 155mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

6.5s

5.3s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 9.4 | 25 17.0 | 13.8
Highway 5.6 | 42 7.8 | 30.1
Combined 7.0 | 33.6 11.2 | 21

Dimensions
Length
4843mm
Width
1846mm
Height
1491mm

Source for technical specifications: BMW.com.

The lift gate has a soft-close feature. When it's lowered, it automatically sucks itself shut, no slamming required. The glass window opens separately, which is convenient when dropping a briefcase or a couple of bags in back.

From the handling, accelerating or braking standpoints, it gives up nothing to the 530xi sedan, and it adds another dimension of utility. Cargo volume increases to 33.6 cubic feet, floor to ceiling, with the rear seat in place. With the rear seat folded forward, the 5 Series E61 Touring can swallow up to 58.3 cubic feet of luggage, more than the typical small SUV. The load area is flat, too, and nearly four feet wide. The cargo area is fully lined with thick, soft carpet, and it's full of convenient features, including four separate enclosed bins, cargo tie downs, bag holders, a power point, a cargo cover at seat height and a roll-out cargo net.

First sold in 1991, the BMW 5 Series Touring defined the premium estate segment and a host of innovations offered on the new version set it apart from its rivals. Of course that all the gadgets and safety features from the 5 Series E60 Sedan is also available on the Touring. One feature that is available only for the E61 Touring is the "Panoramic" roof for open-air motoring.

BMW 5 Series E60 Sedan

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