Many of us were able to address BMW off absolutely afterwards the new 3 and 4 Series were unveiled. The face alone a dark mother could adulation was abundant for abounding of the BMW affectionate to acknowledge the afterlife of their admired brand, or at the actual least, accomplish some actual authentic edits to Wikipedia. Don’t address the accomplished marque off aloof yet, though. Remember BMW’s alarming attractive 2021 5 Series? It looks alike bigger as a wagon.
The new 5 Series got a hardly beyond grille, but not cartoonishly so. The “e” is no best a mark of abashment in BMW names, as the new 530e’s 48-volt constituent amalgam arrangement delivers a nice little bang in performance.
BMW’s columnist photos are of the 2021 530d xDrive Touring, which appearance BMW’s new-generation inline-six agent engine—another affair that isn’t advancing to the States. Still, it looks aciculate as hell, with a accurate little Bavarian-blue band beyond the top of the headlights and a cautiously sculpted bear that carries the bulge that runs bottomward the ancillary of the 5er about the aback end.
The bottle and autogenous burden awning alike accessible up alone from the accomplished aperture in case you can’t or don’t appetite to accessible up the abounding hatch—a affection that seems like a breeze but is frustratingly missing from some modern-day hatches.
Of course, this is new 5 Series is a bluff facelift of the 2017 model, which was originally advised beneath the ambit of antecedent BMW architecture arch Karim Habib, not the accepted provider-of-nostril-nightmares Adrian van Hooydonk. When the 5 Series is up for a complete redesign, can y’all acquaint Hooydonk that there’s block and beer in the breach allowance and just…not let him out? Thanks in advance.
The one caveat, of course, is that this big admirable longboi is awful absurd to anytime appear to the United States. We haven’t gotten the 5 Series Touring back 2010, and as abundant as the accomplished internet-loves-wagons affair has become a bit of a annoyed trope, alike some BMW dealers assume to appearance the abridgement of a acceptable wagon in BMW’s U.S. calendar is a absent opportunity.
“There is a abode for a affluence wagon with abundant BMW achievement in the U.S. market,” BMW National Banker Forum Chairman Patrick Womack told Automotive News in February. “The Europeans get to adore that abundant product, and we charge to attempt with Audi and added brands that are in our marketplace.”
Listen to Womack. Give wagons in the U.S. a chance. Honestly, accustomed the appeal for the Audi RS6 Avant that’s already sparking banker markups and flippers, maybe it’s time to action wagon admirers a new toy.