A BMW 5 Series Touring Plug-in Hybrid will now be available for the first time as part of an update to the 5 Series range.
The new 5 Series range is being launched in July 2020 but it will be November 2020 before the 5 Series Touring Plug-in Hybrid will be available.
As well as the four-cylinder 530e sDrive/xDrive Touring there will also be an all new six-cylinder 545e xDrive Saloon, with CO2 emissions of 54 – 49 g/km.
The BMW 530e Touring will have CO2 emissions of 47 – 43 g/km; the BMW 530e xDrive Touring will have CO2 emissions of 52 – 49 g/km.
The use of mild hybrid technology with a 48V starter-generator will also be rolled out to all models with a four or six-cylinder engine, except PHEV and M550i xDrive models. Fitting a powerful 48V starter-generator and a second battery enables a significant increase in the amount of brake energy that can be regenerated and stored.
The starter-generator produces an electric boost that instantly makes an additional 8 kW/11 hp available, enhancing overtaking and off-the-line acceleration. The starter-generator also increases efficiency by assisting the engine when driving at constant speeds and improves comfort when the Auto Start-Stop and coasting functions are in use.
Inside, new interior features include a larger 12.3” Central Information Display, and there’s also the latest camera and radar-based driving assistant systems such as steering and lane-control assistant and active cruise control.
On the outside, in line with the latest BMW 7 Series, the BMW grille has grown and the headlights have slimmed down. Adaptive LED headlights with matrix technology are also available, or BMW Laserlights which increase the lighting range up to 600 metres.
The new BMW 5 Series comes in a choice of three trim levels: SE, M Sport and M Sport Edition and three additional petrol and three diesel engines producing between 184hp and 340hp.
All the engines are mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is also offered on variants including the 520d, 530d, 530e, 540i, 545e and M550i models.
The BMW 530e Touring will cost from £49,380 in SE trim and £52,880 in M Sport Trim.
The BMW 530e xDrive Touring will cost from £51,380 in SE trim and £54,880 in M Sport Trim.