2011 BMW 5 Series Touring, yet another station wagon


Yet another expensive station wagon from another car manufacturer. We’ve seen so many failed wagons in the last few decades that it made the new 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring station wagon such a mundane view. We don’t blame BMW to take another stab at it to stay competitive, because other car manufacturers are still producing its station wagons.

But seriously, we got crossovers and SUVs, so why would you still want another station wagon? It is not hipped, it has a “I am a mom” stereotype, and last but not least, a “hand-me down” type of car. Hopefully, somehow, the BMW 5 Series Touring station wagon can make its way in the cemetery market as a stylish coffin carrier. Good luck to you, station wagons!

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the symbiosis of driving pleasure, efficiency, versatility and sporting elegance. The 4th generation of the Business Touring is designed with modern premium-level functionality and driving dynamics. It provides comfort and safety features such as driver assistance systems.

The new BMW 5 Series Touring comes with a choice of two straight-six gasoline engines as well as a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel. The BMW 520d Touring is powered by a 184 bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit featuring an aluminium crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. It is equipped with Auto Start Stop function as a standard feature, and with an average fuel consumption of 5.1 litres/100km (55.4 mpg) and a CO2 emission level of 135 g/km in an EU test cycle.

The straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo under the hood of the BMW 535i Touring, with High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC, develops a power output of 306 bhp. Maximum power output of the straight-six engine featured in the BMW 523i Touring in lean operation is 204 bhp. The BMW 530d Touring features a straight six-cylinder diesel with a 245 bhp output.

  • frankz

    I would trade a 2012 M3 for a 2003 540iAT. Estates offer something no crossover or SUV ever will. A level of elegance, comfort, and cargo capacity in the form factor of a conventional car unmatched by larger gas guzzling vehicles. 

  • montecarlo87

    You guys have no idea what you are talking about. Try not being so biased against station wagons when they are obviously safer than a crossover and SUV.