BMW 5 Series Touring Makes Its Debut With 601-hp i5 M60 xDrive Touring

BMW continues to set the bar higher with the introduction of the new BMW 5 Series Touring. Representing the brand’s take on driving pleasure, sophistication, and innovation, this sixth-generation marvel is not merely an evolution but a revolution in the premium automotive segment. With its cutting-edge features and the electrifying debut of the BMW i5 Touring, the new BMW 5 Series Touring promises to redefine what it means to drive in style and sustainability.

From the moment it graces the road, the new BMW 5 Series Touring commands attention with its dynamically stretched proportions and strong front stance. Standing taller, wider, and longer than its predecessors, it exudes an aura of power and presence. The modern interpretation of the iconic twin headlights and BMW grille adds a touch of boldness to its sleek silhouette, while the optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting accentuates its distinctive features, ensuring that it stands out in any setting.

Every aspect of the exterior design is meticulously crafted to create a lasting impression. The flat window graphics and long roof spoiler contribute to its sporty elegance, while the powerfully sculpted rear wheel arches emphasize its athletic prowess. The LED rear light elements, extending into the side sections, form a signature L-shaped design, adding a touch of sophistication to the rear profile. With a range of paint finishes and alloy wheel options, drivers can personalize their BMW 5 Series Touring to reflect their individual style and preferences.

The interior of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is a sanctuary of comfort and technology. The cockpit is meticulously crafted with premium materials and refined finishes, from the modern lines of the dashboard to the ergonomic layout of the controls. The BMW Curved Display takes center stage, seamlessly integrating information and entertainment in a visually stunning format. Standard features include sports seats, a redesigned steering wheel, and the BMW Interaction Bar for intuitive control. Notably, the interior is crafted with sustainable materials, including a fully vegan option, aligning with BMW’s commitment to eco-conscious luxury.

The highlight of the new BMW 5 Series Touring lineup is the introduction of the BMW i5 Touring, marking a significant milestone in electric mobility. With two variants available from launch, drivers can experience the thrill of all-electric driving without compromising on power or range. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive Touring delivers exhilarating performance, boasting up to 601 horsepower and lightning-fast acceleration. Meanwhile, the BMW i5 eDrive40 Touring offers impressive range and efficiency, making long-distance journeys a breeze.

At the heart of the lineup are the hybrid models, which combine the best of both worlds: electrified efficiency and dynamic performance. The entry-level option is the BMW 530e Touring, featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers an impressive balance of power and efficiency. With a robust 299 horsepower and 436 Nm of torque, this hybrid powerhouse offers exhilarating performance while still providing at least 84 kilometers of zero-emission driving.

For drivers seeking a greener alternative, the new BMW 5 Series Touring introduces the groundbreaking BMW i5 Touring, the first all-electric model in the lineup. Available in two variants from the outset, the BMW i5 Touring sets a new standard for electric driving with its advanced powertrain and long-range capabilities. Whether opting for the i5 eDrive40 Touring or the high-performance i5 M60 xDrive Touring, drivers can enjoy the thrill of emission-free driving without compromising on power or performance.

For those who crave exhilarating performance, the new BMW 5 Series Touring offers a range of high-performance models that deliver uncompromising power and agility. At the top of the lineup is the BMW i5 M60 xDrive Touring, a true powerhouse that boasts an impressive 601 horsepower and 791 Nm of torque. With blistering acceleration and razor-sharp handling, the i5 M60 xDrive Touring sets a new standard for performance in the luxury segment.

In addition to the hybrid and all-electric models, the new BMW 5 Series Touring offers a range of versatile variants to suit every driver’s preferences. From the Sport Edition to the M Sport and M Sport Pro, each variant offers its own unique blend of style, performance, and luxury. Whether opting for the sleek and sporty Sport Edition or the track-inspired M Sport Pro, drivers can customize their 5 Series Touring to reflect their individual tastes and lifestyles.

The BMW 5 Series and i5 Touring models are set to make their debut in spring 2024 to customers in Europe, Japan, and Taiwan. Unfortunately, a BMW spokesperson confirmed the automaker has no plans to sell the 5-Series or i5 wagon in the U.S. market. Despite the absence of the powerful 601-hp i5 M60 and other variants, there may be a glimmer of hope with the potential release of the high-performance M5 wagon teased by the brand. As enthusiasts anxiously await further updates, the future of BMW’s touring lineup in the US remains uncertain.


Por Homme is a contemporary lifestyle magazine dedicated to providing readers with the latest news around automotive, fashion, travel, tech and more.