Hybrid BMW 5 Series Touring spotted at the NurburgringMay 4, 2020
On the eve of the official premiere of the executive station wagon, photo spies spotted the 5 Series Touring during trials at the Nurburgring.
Previously, photos were published of the BMW 5 Series 2021 sedan model year, but Touring models still managed to hide. Now this model is also seen on the famous sports track, and judging by the sticker on the rear bumper, a “hybrid test car” has come out for testing. If you look closely, you can see the charging port on the front left wing, which means we have the updated 530e PHEV or 545e xDrive, which is rumored to get a power plant from the larger 745e.
The last option gets 388 hp. power and torque of 600 Nm from a gasoline engine and electric motor. The first 5 Series PHEV in the current version combines a 2.0-liter turbo engine and an electric engine with a total capacity of 248 hp. and 420 Nm. Diesel particulate filters are added to the regular gasoline range to reduce CO2 emissions. It is possible that the 5 Series engine range will be diluted with other powertrains. It is known that a fully electric version will appear with a change of generation in 2 to 3 years.
The model will receive light external improvements, including new headlights and taillights, updated bumpers and, possibly, a slightly modified radiator grille, which, fortunately, will not be too big. Inside, everything will be simple, and the only changes should concern the infotainment system software and the new buttons added to the steering wheel. If BMW adheres to its original plan, then the 5 Series 2021 model year will appear in showrooms by the end of this year.
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