BMW will release an M Sport package for the new 5 Series Touring (F11) at the end of the year. Do not expect performance updates though, just the styling kit.
A 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring (F11) clad in some of the usual psychedelic camouflage was spotted covering its M Sport package. We could get over-excited and think it is an M5 Touring, but alas, it is not. Performance was not enhanced, just the front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper.
The standard 5 Series Touring or wagon, goes on sale in the UK this September and will feature four engines, including a 2.0 diesel worth 135kW (181bhp / 184PS) and 380Nm, a straight-six turbo diesel making 180kW (242bhp / 245PS) and 540Nm, as well as a 535i Touring with a petrol turbocharged 3.0-litre good for 225kW (302bhp / 306PS) and 400Nm. The latter can go from 0 - 100km/h in 6 seconds and run all the way to 250km/h. All versions come with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Touring features luggage capacity of 560 litres (19.8 cubic feet). The previous-generation only had 500 litres.
Expect the 5 Series Touring M Sport package to be available at the end of 2010.