All-new BMW 5 Series Touring is proof wagons still matter

Who says wagons are dead? BMW has just revealed the long roof version of the 8th generation 5 Series and boy does it look great. Say hello to the 2025 BMW 5 Series Touring and its all-electric sibling, the i5 Touring.

Serving as the alternative body style to the regular sedan version, the 5 Series Touring (codenamed G61) trades its trunk for a more spacious cargo area along with a more stylish rear end. Thanks to its stretched proportions, the all-new 5 Series Touring is bigger than its predecessor. BMW says it's 97mm longer (5060mm long), 32mm wider (1900mm wide), and 17mm taller (1515mm tall). They also mentioned that it has the longest wheelbase in its class at 2995mm, a 20mm increase over the previous generation wagon.

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Design-wise, the rear of the all-new 5 Series Touring features trades soft curves for sharp lines and well-defined angles. Thanks to the wagon body style, the 5 Series Touring lends itself to more athletic shoulder lines along with a flatter rear window – resulting in a sportier yet elegant appearance. Last but not least are the eye-catching wraparound LED taillights that curve upwards on the corners.

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Need to tow something with the 5 Series Touring? BMW can install an optional electric trailer hitch that can tow between 1,500 to 2,000 kg, depending on the variant. As for its luggage space, customers can store 570 liters worth of cargo in the back with the rear seats deployed and up to 1,700 liters worth when the rear seats are folded down.

The front fascia looks similar to the sedan version with its pronounced grille, distinct LED headlights with new LED lighting signatures, a long hood, and the signature dual kidney grille which can be specified with the BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting accents. Wheel sizes for the 5 Series Touring will come in 18- and 19-inch sets although a larger set of 21-inches are available as an option.

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Hop inside and those familiar with the G60 5 Series' interior will find a similar-looking cabin inside the 5 Series Touring. The Live Cockpit Plus is standard inside the wagon and features a 12.3-inch digital cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment display. It runs on the latest BMW Operating System 8.5 and comes with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay.

Other features available in the 5 Series Touring include; Airconsole Gaming wherein the infotainment display can run video games, a panoramic glass roof, Merino leather upholstery, an 18-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, an automatic tailgate, and 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats.

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For the first time, the 5 Series Touring can be propelled with just electric power via the i5 Touring. The range starts with the eDrive40 Touring variant which has a single electric motor that puts out 340 PS with 430 Nm of torque. It can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, and cruise up to 560 km under the WLTP cycle.

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Next is the more powerful M60 xDrive Touring which gets a pair of electric motors driving all four wheels. It generates 601 PS with 820 Nm of torque and allows the wagon to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds. It has an electronically limited top speed of 230 km/h and has a range of up to 506 km.

The M60 xDrive and eDrive40 come with an 81.2 kWh battery pack rated to charge at 11 kW and 22 kW with AC charging. It also supports DC fast charging that's rated at 205 kW for quicker recharging of the battery pack.

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For those that still prefer their 5 Series Touring with an ICE, BMW has also revealed the 520d that benefits from a 48V mild-hybrid system. The engine produces 197 PS along with 400 Nm of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. RWD comes as standard although AWD is available as an option. In the future, the ICE/electrified range will include an inline-six diesel version, along with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant.

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With the 5 Series and i5 Touring wagons already revealed, we're wondering when BMW will reveal the M5 Touring. Hopefully, we won't have to wait that much longer. And since BMW Philippines already offers the 3 Series Touring here, perhaps we might get the 5 Series Touring here as well in the future.