BMW launched the new 5 Collection Touring this week with one evident omission – there isn’t any preliminary model supplied with a pure gasoline combustion engine. You will get the 530e that mixes an ICE with an electrical motor however there’s no 520i, 530i, or one thing to that impact. Nicely, no less than not instantly. In the UK, the lineup is even less complicated because the diesels received’t be offered there.

A diesel engine was the default alternative for a wagon in Europe however not anymore. Oil-burners have fallen out of favor within the wake of the Volkswagen Group’s messy scandal. As well as, stricter emissions laws and better taxes on polluting engines are accelerating the demise of the once-popular engine. With that in thoughts, BMW UK received’t even trouble bringing the 520d / 520d xDrive Touring, not to mention the six-cylinder 540d xDrive Touring.

As an alternative, the sixth-generation 5 Collection Touring might be offered in the UK strictly with a charging port. The 530e plug-in hybrid goes to be supplied alongside the absolutely electrical i5 eDrive40 and the i5 M60 xDrive. Though BMW intends to promote the 530d with xDrive in different markets, it’s not coming to the UK.

What else is coming to the G61’s lineup? Apart from the hotly anticipated M5 Touring debuting later this 12 months with a plug-in hybrid V8 making over 700 horsepower, there must also be a 550e xDrive. Within the sedan, the PHEV setup pairs an inline-six 3.0-liter gasoline engine with an electrical motor for a complete output of 483 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).

It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not there might be an M Efficiency model of the 5 Collection G60/G61 with a combustion engine. There was some gossip about an M560e plug-in hybrid however it’s nonetheless a rumor at this stage. Within the meantime, the i5 M60 would be the solely M Lite model, full with 593 hp and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm) from a pair of electrical motors.

Supply: BMW UK