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5 Series Touring - E61 (2004 - 2007)

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The third generation 5 Series Touring

The introduction of the third generation BMW 5 Series 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.

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.
Not only can this all-new Touring model come with Dynamic Drive and Active Steering, two features that hone ride and handling, but the first ever Head-up Display system offered on a BMW will debut in the autumn.
Run-flat tyres also feature as does a Panoramic roof for open-air motoring.
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Highlights
... Wider, longer and taller than previous generation 5 Series Touring
... Choice of 2.5-litre and 4.4-litre petrol engines along with 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre diesel units
... Three gearboxes offered - six-speed manual is standard with six-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox and six-speed automatic available
... Up to 1,650 litres of load space with secure lockable storage area
... Split opening tailgate
... All aluminium front structure saving 50kgs of weight over previous model
... Self-levelling rear air suspension
... Cruise Control
... Run-flat tyre technology on cars with 17 inch and 18 inch alloy wheels
... Tyre Puncture Warning System
... Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control
... 'Intelligent' driver and passenger front and side airbags, plus head airbags for all
... ISOFIX child seat attachments
... Head-up Display offered for the first time on a BMW
... Panoramic roof (optional)
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Design

The sleek, muscular lines of the 5 Series Touring shroud a car capable of conveying five adults and a vast amount of luggage in comfort and speed.
With the 60:40 split rear seats folded forwards a 1,650-litre boot space beckons.
With the seats in place and five people onboard, there is still 500-litres of boot space - an increase of 18 per cent over the previous Touring.
Under the load bay's floor a lockable secure storage is also a standard feature on all models.

For added practicality the rear tailgate splits so those loading smaller items can do so with the rear windscreen open while larger items can be easily accommodated by opening the main tailgate.
Roof rails are a standard feature on all 5 Series Tourings and they not only improve the aesthetics of the car, but can accommodate a range of optional equipment such as bike racks and luggage boxes.
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Measuring 4,843mm in length and with vehicle width increasing by 46mm to 1,846mm, the new 5 Series Touring boasts class-leading space for up top five people.
While flat weave cloth seating is standard, buyers can also choose from three different grades of leather in addition to the three different seat shapes - standard, sports and comfort style.
Steering wheel mounted controls, including standard Cruise Control and BMW's now familiar iDrive controller and display, ensures easy every day operation of all functionality.

Drivetrain
BMW is renowned for its smooth and powerful engines and the 5 Series Touring comes with four engines from launch.
The 2.5-litre straight-six cylinder powerplant delivers 192bhp and a zero to 100km/h time of 8.2 seconds along with a 233km/h top speed and 8.3l/100km figure.
Representing the pinnacle of performance in the range, the 333bhp 4.4-litre in the BMW 545i SE Touring is capable of a 250km/h top speed and a zero to 100km/h time of 5.9 seconds while still achieving 9.4l/100km.
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For those wishing to focus on diesel power, two of BMW's EU4 compliant diesel engines are offered.
The 525d SE Touring has a 2.5-litre 177bhp engine capable of 5.8l/100km but also a zero to 100km/h time of 8.3 seconds and 225km/h top speed.
Meanwhile, the larger capacity BMW 530d SE Touring has a 3.0-litre 218bhp engine boasting a 6l/100km consumption figure, but also a zero to 100km/h time of 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h.




Chassis and Suspension
Like its saloon counterpart, the extensive use of aluminium combined with a host of innovative technical features ensures the latest BMW 5 Series Touring is the most involving driver's car in its segment.
A sporty spring and damper set-up at the front has been combined with a self-levelling air suspension for the rear.
Designed to act almost horizontally, the air suspension units do not intrude into the boot area like conventional suspension turrets and so create the maximum width available.
An air compressor also maintains the optimum rear ride height given any load.

Meanwhile, the two optional features of Dynamic Drive and Active Steering have taken estate car ride and handling to another level.
Dynamic Drive uses hydraulically controlled anti-roll bars to counteract body sway in corners and eliminate the vibrations a poor road surface produces.
At up to 0.6g of lateral force, far more than experienced on a fast twisting lane, the body only rolls 0.5 degrees.
A conventional, non-Dynamic Drive car would experience this at just 0.1g of lateral force.
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Active Steering on the other hand, uses an electric motor and separate transmission on the steering column to vary the steering ratio depending on road speed.
At slow speeds and when parking only 1.7 turns are required to go from lock to lock, but at higher speeds a nominal three turns are needed to perform the same procedure.
To qualify this, as no one will turn from lock to lock at high speeds, this change of steering ratio equates to a less sensitive feel and subsequent response, making the car feel more composed when at pace.




Safety
With an exceptionally rigid safety cell, six airbags as standard and seatbelt pre-tensioners, the occupants of a BMW benefit from superb levels of protection available.
What's more, all BMW 5 Series Tourings come with Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Brake Control and Tyre Puncture Warning System.
Brake Force Display - BMW's variable brake light intensity system that increases illumination in the event of an emergency stop or if the ABS is activated - also now features to warn drivers behind of a possible incident ahead.

Technology
BMW's history of developing innovative but usable driver focussed technology continues with the latest Touring.
From autumn 2004 Head-up Display (HUD) offers a system that projects speed, navigation instructions and check control messages onto the windscreen in the driver's line of sight. Research has proven HUD cuts reaction times and the onset of driver fatigue.
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The 5 Series Touring can also come with a Panoramic Sunroof, Active Cruise Control, (a system that uses a radar operated cruise control to maintain a safe distance from the car in front), and Adaptive Headlights.
Using speed and direction signals the headlight beams swivel by up to 15 per cent in corners, increasing illumination at night by up to 90 per cent.
Park Distance Control and improved levels of satellite navigation systems also feature.

Summary
Larger, lighter, more versatile than before and with more performance, better economy and EU4 emission-beating diesels, the 5 Series Touring carries on where the successful E39 Touring left off.
As the driver's choice for an executive car that offers additional space it is the perfect complement with BMW?s range of load carrying cars.
With the arrival of the 5 Series Touring and with the X3 in the same month, BMW now offers dynamic, practical cars that cater to virtually all requirements.


Specifications for BMW 5 series e61

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW 520d
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 218km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
80-120km/h*: 7.5s
City: 8.3 l/100km
Hway: 4.8 l/100km
Avg: 6.1 l/100km
Code: M47TU2 D20
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
120kW / 163HP at 4000rpm
340Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 520d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 218km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
80-120km/h*: 7.5s
City: 8.3 l/100km
Hway: 4.8 l/100km
Avg: 6.1 l/100km
Code: M47TU2 D20
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
120kW / 163HP at 4000rpm
340Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 520i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 9s
80-120km/h*: 9.7s
City: 9.4 l/100km
Hway: 5.6 l/100km
Avg: 6.9 l/100km
Code: N43 B20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
petrol
125kW / 170HP at 6700rpm
210Nm at 4250rpm
BMW 523i
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 227km/h
0-100km/h: 8.8s
80-120km/h*: 9.7s
City: 12.1 l/100km
Hway: 6.7 l/100km
Avg: 8.7 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 U1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
130kW / 177HP at 5800rpm
230Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 523i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 230km/h
0-100km/h: 8.5s
80-120km/h*: 9.2s
City: 10.6 l/100km
Hway: 6 l/100km
Avg: 7.7 l/100km
Code: N53 B25 U0
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
140kW / 190HP at 6300rpm
235Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 525d
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2004
-
2007
Topspd: 225km/h
0-100km/h: 8.3s
80-120km/h*: 6.9s
City: 9.7 l/100km
Hway: 5.6 l/100km
Avg: 7 l/100km
Code: M57TU D25
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
130kW / 177HP at 4000rpm
400Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 525d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
80-120km/h*: 6.8s
City: 8.4 l/100km
Hway: 5.2 l/100km
Avg: 6.4 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 U2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
145kW / 197HP at 3750rpm
400Nm at 1300rpm
BMW 525i
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2004
-
2005
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 8.2s
80-120km/h*: 8.9s
City: 14.1 l/100km
Hway: 7.5 l/100km
Avg: 9.9 l/100km
Code: M54 B25
2494cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
141kW / 192HP at 6000rpm
245Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 525i
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 240km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
80-120km/h*: 8.3s
City: 12.5 l/100km
Hway: 6.8 l/100km
Avg: 8.9 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 O1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6500rpm
250Nm at 2750rpm
BMW 525i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 243km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4s
80-120km/h*: 8.1s
City: 10.8 l/100km
Hway: 5.9 l/100km
Avg: 7.7 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 U0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6100rpm
270Nm at 2400-4200rpm
BMW 525xd M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 228km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
80-120km/h*: 7.1s
City: 9.1 l/100km
Hway: 5.6 l/100km
Avg: 6.9 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 U2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
145kW / 197HP at 3750rpm
400Nm at 1300rpm
BMW 525xi
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 8.5s
80-120km/h*: 9.3s
City: 13.7 l/100km
Hway: 7.7 l/100km
Avg: 9.9 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 O1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6500rpm
250Nm at 2750rpm
BMW 525xi M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 233km/h
0-100km/h: 8.2s
80-120km/h*: 9.2s
City: 11.8 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 8.4 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 U0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6100rpm
270Nm at 2400-4200rpm
BMW 530d
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2004
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 7.2s
80-120km/h*: 5.7s
City: 9.9 l/100km
Hway: 5.8 l/100km
Avg: 7.2 l/100km
Code: M57TU D30
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 530d
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 244km/h
0-100km/h: 6.9s
80-120km/h*: 5.1s
City: 9.8 l/100km
Hway: 5.4 l/100km
Avg: 7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
170kW / 231HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 245km/h
0-100km/h: 6.9s
80-120km/h*: 5.2s
City: 8.8 l/100km
Hway: 5.3 l/100km
Avg: 6.6 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.5s
80-120km/h*: 7s
City: 11.1 l/100km
Hway: 6 l/100km
Avg: 7.9 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6700rpm
320Nm at 2750-3000rpm
BMW 530xd
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 235km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
80-120km/h*: 5.8s
City: 10.6 l/100km
Hway: 6.3 l/100km
Avg: 7.9 l/100km
Code: M57TU D30
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 530xd M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 235km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
80-120km/h*: 5.6s
City: 9.6 l/100km
Hway: 5.8 l/100km
Avg: 7.2 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 530xi
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 245km/h
0-100km/h: 7s
80-120km/h*: 7.5s
City: 14.1 l/100km
Hway: 7.8 l/100km
Avg: 10.1 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
190kW / 258HP at 6600rpm
300Nm at 2500rpm
BMW 530xi M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 246km/h
0-100km/h: 6.9s
80-120km/h*: 7.4s
City: 12 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 8.5 l/100km
Code: N53 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6700rpm
320Nm at 2750-3000rpm
BMW 535d
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2004
-
2007
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.6s
City: 11.1 l/100km
Hway: 6.5 l/100km
Avg: 8.2 l/100km
Code: M57TU D30
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
200kW / 272HP at 4000rpm
560Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 535d M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.5s
City: 9.4 l/100km
Hway: 5.5 l/100km
Avg: 7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 T2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
210kW / 286HP at 4400rpm
580Nm at 1750-2250rpm
BMW 545i
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2004
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.9s
80-120km/h*: 6.1s
City: 16.8 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 11.3 l/100km
Code: N62 B44
4398cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
245kW / 333HP at 6100rpm
450Nm at 3600rpm
BMW 550i
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.6s
80-120km/h*: 5.4s
City: 17 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 11.5 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
270kW / 367HP at 6300rpm
490Nm at 3400rpm
BMW 550i M LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.3s
80-120km/h*: 5.3s
City: 17 l/100km
Hway: 7.8 l/100km
Avg: 11.2 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
270kW / 367HP at 6300rpm
490Nm at 3400rpm
BMW M5 SMG LCI
5 Series (E61)
Touring
2007
-
2010
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 4.8s
City: 22.4 l/100km
Hway: 10.6 l/100km
Avg: 15 l/100km
Code: S85 B50 Kat
4999cc - 10cyl / 40v
petrol
373kW / 507HP at 7750rpm
520Nm at 6100rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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