Rumor: BMW to build an M5 Touring model

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IMG 0281 Rumor: BMW to build an M5 Touring model

BMW rumormill continues to churn and the latest rumor is that an M5 model based on the touring bodystyle is in works at the BMW …

BMW rumormill continues to churn and the latest rumor is that an M5 model based on the touring bodystyle is in works at the BMW M division. The same as always source, Scott27 returns with these breaking news that could excited the Touring fans all over the world.

Unfortunately, no other details are being released at the moment, but we can expect the M5 Touring to feature similar aggressive design elements as seen in the M5 sedan. The powerplant offering should be identical to the one offered in the sedan model, most likely an updated version of the 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll engine found in the BMW X5 M and X6 M which will peak at 578-horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque.

The big question remains whether the North American market will be the target for the new M5 Touring since regular 5 Series Touring sales have been disappointing last year.

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Rendering of M5 Sedan front-end

With no other solid information at the moment, we are going to leave this at the rumor level, but we’re working our magic on getting further details.

[Source: Germancarforum ]

14 Responses to “Rumor: BMW to build an M5 Touring model”

  1. Artmic says:

    why don’t they build an M Bus next.

    • lennardt says:

      M5 touring is a beautiful car! understatement! it has lots of space and doesn’t look as fast as it is. if i had to chose between m5 or m5 touring, i would take touring..

    • Mateo says:

      Artmic – your the MAN!!! exactly, they stick M badge on anything these day. In the past ///M was truly something special. If I have money for any M car today : there’s no way I would buy any (of course, I would buy M3 because it’s still manual and naturally aspirated but, i meant on todays new M cars like 1M, F10 M5 X5M/X6M – M3 was made back in 2007)

      today ///M stands for make more money! shame!

  2. Bryce says:

    At what point will they have enough models?! Is this really a good business decision?

  3. T. says:

    As an M Product there is already a M5 Touring in the (E61) model line in Europe
    It’s not available in North America and neither will the F11 5er Touring model line.

  4. E31fan says:

    They have one now, why wouldn’t they do it again…

  5. tiM3 says:

    North American market lost appetite for wagons years ago. Blame mini-vans. Really a shame, those of us who own them love them. Can’t imagine Jackson the dog riding in anything else.

  6. viper says:

    bottom line is I doubt this very much since bmw told that there will not be a M5 touring this time…I think this rumor wont last long

  7. Carlos Perez says:

    maybe a M5 GT, makes more sense, still not crazy about the idea of neither

  8. bob says:

    “The big question remains whether the North American market will be the target for the new M5 Touring since regular 5 Series Touring sales have been disappointing last year.”

    What were E61 sales in US last year, exactly?

  9. leomartin6 says:

    Look for an M5 concept to hit the stage at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, with the production and market launch of the 2011 BMW M5 taking place just before the Frankfurt show later that year.
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    Leo
    mcdst holder

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