The New BMW 5 Series Touring | Part Two (2004)

Sporting elegance and unmistakable design

Unusual and indeed truly outstanding in its design, the new BMW 5 Series Touring offers a perfect balance of powerful dynamics and refined presence, interpreting BMW’s new design language in its very own, individual and elegant style. Despite the car’s larger proportions, the new 5 Series Touring thus looks even more powerful, muscular and striking than its predecessor.

Extending smoothly from front to rear, the side-line enhances the elegant character of the new 5 Series Touring further accentuated by the almost coupé-like window line tapering down slightly towards the rear end of the car. The sporting character of the new BMW 5 Series is also borne out by the special design of the rear end, consciously taking up styling cues from the Saloon. With the rear lid being wrapped around all the way to the side panels, the new model simply looks wider and more muscular at first sight, thus being more reminiscent of a sports car than an estate.

In an nutshell, therefore, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is a classic 5 Series which, through superior function and versatility, opens up new dimensions in business, family, and leisure-time activities.

Lightweight construction: more space, more comfort, less weight

Get in and feel at home - The 5 Series Touring offers high-class materials in five equipment versions and with four interior colour worlds ensuring supreme comfort and refinement on the road. Two examples are the new, extra-quiet automatic air conditioning with adaptive air humidity control and the multifunctional comfort seats available as an option.

And never before has the interior of a 5 Series Touring been as bright and "breezy" as on the new model available as an option with a two-piece glass panorama roof measuring 0.68 square metres in size to give the car's passengers both front and rear a wonderful view and, when fully open, almost the feeling of driving in a convertible.

Published 4 April 2004 Melanie Carter

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