There's no doubt that in America at least the station wagon has been replaced by the SUV which has now been replaced by the CUV (crossover utility vehicle) as the family hauler of choice for most.
But that doesn't mean that the Europeans don't love their station wagons as you can tell by the new 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring.
Just the sixth-generation BMW 5 Series sedan goes on sale in Europe, BMW has released these photos and the video below of the wagon version of the car.
According to Autoblog.com:
"Underhood, BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 won't be available at launch,
but a selection of gas and diesel four- and six cylinder engines will be
offered. The range-topping 535i is powered by the new 300-horsepower
3.0-liter N55 twin-scroll turbo direct-injected inline-six.
Single-turbo versions of the 2.0-liter inline-four and 3.0-liter
inline-six diesels are also available with 184 hp and 245 hp
respectively. The four-cylinder 520d Touring gets an EU combined fuel
economy rating of 45.2 miles per gallon (U.S.) with the 530d also
scoring an impressive 36.8 mpg "
Unfortunately in America we may never see this car, but instead we get the 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Click HERE to see that new GT 5 Series GT.