New BMW 5 Series Touring Wagons Descend on U.K. Market

We get the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo here, but our friends in the United Kingdom play with the new 2011 Touring wagons instead.

Now under the F11 generation, the newest wagons are available with seven engines. The three gas and four diesel mills will appeal to a variety of customers while appeasing the U.K.’s stringent vehicle registration and insurance rules. If the seven engines don’t impress, an eight-speed automatic transmission is an option for those who really must have it all.

To appeal to the wagon-loving crowd, cargo capacity has grown to 19.4 cubic feet with the rear seats up. The wheelbase is longer and Dakota leather and Bluetooth are now standard on all models. On-the-road prices range from 31,815 GBP to 49,490 GBP, and don’t expect these family haulers to return to the United States any time soon.

Current 5 Series Touring models include:

523i SE – 34,975 GBP ($54,500)

528i SE – 36,855 GBP ($57,400)

535i SE – 41,295 GBP ($64,400)

520d SE – 31,815 GBP ($49,600)

525d SE – 36,800 GBP ($57,300)

530d SE – 41,050 GBP ($64,000)

535d SE – 46,190 GBP ($72,000)

523i M Sport – 38,275 GBP ($59,700)

528i M Sport – 40,155 GBP ($62,600)

535i M Sport – 44,595 GBP ($69,500)

520d M Sport – 35,115 GBP ($54,800)

525d M Sport – 40,100 GBP ($62,500)

530d M Sport – 44,350 GBP ($69,100)

535d M Sport – 49,490 GBP ($77,100)

Since the 5 Series Touring’s debut in 1991, BMW has sold over 670,000 around the world.

Car Addicted
Even if they came to the US, they're not worth buying imho.
Too bad. While obviously coming from the same family, the 5-series touring wagon and the 5-series GT look as sexy as Angela Jolie - and her dad.

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