BMW M boss teases potential return of M5 wagon


BMW has simply launched its first M3 Touring high-performance wagon, however may we additionally see the M5 obtain the long-roof remedy?

There is a redesigned M5 sedan presently within the works, and the boss of the BMW M division, Frank van Meel, has teased there is likely to be a wagon variant exhibiting up ultimately when requested just lately by Automotive Buzz whether or not the brand new M5 may spawn an M5 Touring.

“We’ll see,” he mentioned. “Maintain your eyes open, and for those who see one thing like that on the Nürburgring, we’ll do it.”

His point out of the Nürburgring is a reference to the prototype testing that takes place on the German racetrack. Prototypes for M5 sedan have already been noticed on the ‘Ring.

There have been two M5 Tourings prior to now, based mostly on the E34 M5 of the late ’80s/early ’90s and E60 M5 of the 2000s, so BMW is just not averse to the concept of a extra sensible M5. However with the M3 Touring dominated out for U.S. sale, what may the probabilities be of the M5 Touring reaching these shores?

When requested by Automotive Buzz about demand for wagons within the U.S., van Meel mentioned increasingly more sellers and clients are asking for one, and that is being considered. This development hasn’t been unnoticed by BMW M rivals Audi Sport and Mercedes-Benz AMG. Audi’s RS 6 Avant wagon was lastly introduced over for the 2021 mannequin yr, and Mercedes bought its final AMG E 63 wagon right here, in range-topping S guise.

BMW has a while to decide. The brand new M5 is barely anticipated to begin gross sales in 2024. It’s anticipated to come back with a plug-in hybrid powertrain combining a V-8 with an electrical motor built-in with the transmission. The identical setup options within the new 2023 XM, and can ship 735 hp in a deliberate XM Crimson Label range-topping grade.


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