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5 Series Touring - F11 (2010 - ...) - Interior: Ample, Luxurious Space Through Intelligent Functionality

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Interior: Ample, Luxurious Space Through Intelligent Functionality

  • Variable luggage compartment with a volume of 560 to 1,670 litres.
  • 40 : 20 : 40 split folding rear seats with seat back inclinationadjustment, also manually releasable using levers located in the luggage compartment.
  • Wide luggage compartment hatch, luggage compartment cover opens and closes automatically, separate rear window swings up automatically.

Modern functionality and unsurpassed driving pleasure experienced only in a premium vehicle reflect the character of the new BMW 5 Series Touring.
Its unique position in the upper midrange segment is the result of being able to fulfil the manifold requirements of a discerning target group in a resolute and convincing way. This applies to both the driving characteristics and the interior concept featured by the new BMW 5 Series Touring. Compared with its predecessor, its superior drivetrain and suspension technology has further enhanced sporting characteristics with the same optimised motoring comfort, whereby the optionally available Dynamic Driving Control enables drivers to set the suspension to their own individual requirements. Likewise, when utilising the interior, drivers can depend on the new BMW 5 Series Touring to adapt perfectly to each of their specific needs. Variable possibilities to increase luggage compartment capacity, intelligent details for optimising functionality and convenient operation ensure that the use of the transport capacities of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is a premium experience
Due to a high degree of variability, the new BMW 5 Series Touring supports a versatile, active lifestyle that is characterised by varying requirements.
It performs equally as convincing as an elegant and representative Business Touring as is does in the role of a comfortable family touring car, or when transporting bulky sports equipment and other items required for active leisure time. The BMW 5 Series Touring offers the driver the freedom to cope at any time with the challenges of a mobile lifestyle, whilst enjoying at the same time the elegant style and the uncompromising premium quality of a BMW5 Series.

Increased variability through three-part rear seat backrest with adjustable angle.
When all five seats in the new BMW 5 Series Touring are utilised, a storage capacity of 560 litres is available under the luggage compartment sliding cover. Also, the possibilities for obtaining a flexible and situation-related augmentation of transport capacities have been significantly increased.
This high degree of variability is achieved above all by the functionality of the rear seat backrest, a unique feature in this vehicle segment. As an integral part of the optional luggage compartment package and as an alternative to the standard adjustment, the rear seat backrest featured in the BMW 5 Series Touring can also be adjusted in an upright position. In this way either the rear seat comfort or the size of the storage compartment can be optimised as required. The locking mechanism features an adjustment wheel by which backrest tilt can be set in seven stages. This permits a reduction of the inclination angle by up to 11 degrees. When the backrest is in its maximum upright position, the luggage compartment volume is increased by a further 30 litres
The standard features of the new BMW 5 Series Touring also include a new operational concept for partial or complete folding down of the back seat.
The rear seat is 40 : 20 : 40 split folding – a unique feature in this segment. The three backrests can be either individually or jointly folded down in order to obtain a luggage compartment capacity increase of up to 1,670 litres.
The result is an entirely even loading area extending to the backrests of the front seat. An optionally available ski and snowboard bag accommodating up to four pairs of skis can be pushed snugly through the centre section of the rear seat backrest and firmly fastened. Likewise, the transverse area of the middle backrest section offers ample room to store a surfboard or sports equipment of similar size between the outer rear seats.


Enhanced ease of use when increasing storage volume, folding mechanism can be activated from luggage compartment.
Releasing and folding down of backrest sections can effected either from the rear passenger compartment or by pulling one of the two control levers located at the sides of the luggage compartment. This permits fast and simple folding down of the backrest, either partially (40 : 60) or completely, whilst loading. Furthermore, the fastening mechanism for the luggage compartment cover has been further improved. When removing the cover casing, it is only necessary to press a release button to open the fasteners on both sides. Likewise, hooking up and unhooking of the separation net between the rear passenger compartment and the luggage compartment has now been optimised.
A wide, gas spring assisted opening in the luggage compartment floor offers space to safely store smaller pieces of luggage. In addition, the luggage compartment floor panel can be completely removed, creating a recess in the luggage compartment in which – using the Fix-kit from the BMW range of accessories – two bicycles with detached front wheels and mounted on their forks can be transported in the luggage compartment of the BMW5 Series Touring.

The luggage compartment cover is raised and lowered automatically, rear window can be opened by remote control.
Maximum permissible payload for the new BMW 5 Series Touring is 650 kg. Thanks to a now even more generously dimensioned luggage compartment hatch, it is now even easier to load bulky items for transportation. Not only the width but also the height of the hatch has been significantly increased due to a new tailgate hinge mechanism, which is completely integrated into the surface of the roof. In spite of the coupe-like roofline of the new BMW 5 Series Touring, utilisable luggage compartment height has been increased in comparison to the predecessor model. Four fastening points fitted to the luggage compartment floor as standard permit secure storing of smaller pieces of luggage using fastening straps. The stainless steel loading sill inlay is a high-quality, durable feature.
An actuator integrated into the D-pillar and which comes as standard, moves the sliding cover of the new BMW 5 Series Touring luggage compartment. When either the tailgate or the separately opening rear window is opened, the cover automatically slides upwards. As soon the tailgate or the rear window is closed, the cover is, in turn, automatically lowered. Electric tailgate operation is optionally available for the BMW 5 Series Touring.
The tailgate can then be opened by pressing a button on the remote control for the central locking function integrated into the car key. The tailgate is automatically locked by pressing a button located on the lower edge of the lid.
A further button on the remote control serves to open the separate rear window, which then, assisted by two gas springs, automatically moves upwards. The separately opening rear window facilitates the loading of smaller items of luggage when there is confined space available behind the vehicle.
Innovative and elaborately designed details underline the intelligent functionality that makes utilising the variable transportation capacities of the new BMW 5 Series Touring a pleasant experience. A luggage compartment package is optionally available, comprising in addition to bag hooks, fixing straps, fixing net and the four fastening points fitted as standard, two further adjustment points flexibly mounted on a rail and the backrest inclination adjustment function for the rear seat.
Moreover, the new BMW 5 Series Touring can be equipped with a tow coupling featuring an electrically operated pivot-mounted ball head.
Maximum permissible towed load is 2,000 kg.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2010 17:55  

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