Here at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, one of BMW’s biggest world debuts is the BMW 5 Series Touring. The load-lugging 5 Series is a direct competitor to the recently released Mercedes-Benz E-Class and features just as many technical innovations. We took a closer look at the show car live at the Geneva show.

The BMW 5-Series Touring has always been about interior space. The boot capacity has grown to 570 litres, 1,700 litres with the seats folded down. It can now handle 120 kgs or 720-730 kgs with the seats down. It has a 40 : 20 : 40 split/folding rear seat backrest with an electric remote backrest release (operated by pressing a button in the boot). The rear tailgate is split with a separately-opening rear window and automatic tailgate operation available as an optional extra.

The entry level 5 Series Touring is the BMW 530i Touring with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet generating 252 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm. It gets an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds. A second petrol model, the BMW 540i xDrive Touring is available with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission and all-wheel-drive system . It generates 340 hp and peak torque of 450 Nm, delivering acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds.

Two diesel options include the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder engine in the new BMW 520d Touring with 190 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm. A choice of six-speed manual gearbox or eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 8.0 seconds (or 7.8 seconds with the automatic). Finally, the 3.0-litre straight-six diesel unit is available for the BMW 530d Touring with the option of rear wheel drive or xDrive. It produces 265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm. Combined with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, it manages 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds (or 5.6 seconds with the automatic).

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For more information on the BMW 5 Series Touring, click through to our earlier article. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2017, make sure to bookmark our dedicated news channel and keep checking back.

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