An Iconic Nameplate Returns
It's Christmas morning and BMW M has a special present for wagon enthusiasts: a camouflaged prototype of the upcoming M5 Touring, captured in a creative holiday-themed advertisement. The return of the M5 Touring nameplate marks the first time BMW has produced a performance version of the 5 Series wagon since the E61 generation ended production in 2010.
Power and Practicality
While final specifications remain unconfirmed, the new M5 Touring will likely use a hybridized version of BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, possibly tuned to over 700 horsepower. This would give the M5 Touring performance to challenge ultimate wagons like the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate. Critically, it would also maintain the practicality and cargo capacity that make wagon bodies so popular.
Arriving Late 2023
The new 5 Series Touring is expected to debut early next year, alongside the new i5 Touring plug-in hybrid model. However, BMW fans eager to get behind the wheel of the M5 Touring will likely need to wait until late 2023. Pricing details are still forthcoming, but expect a premium over the sedan given the wagon's added versatility and decades of anticipation around its return.
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