The BMW M8 has been on every car bucket list since the 1990s. Back then, when the original 8 Series was launched, BMW actually looked into it, created a prototype but in the end decided not to go through with the project. That prototype is still a beauty today, but it will stay a one-off. Today we finally have an M8 on sale and it comes in not one but three body types: Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe.
My favorite is the Gran Coupe, without a doubt, but I wonder if I would fall for a Touring model? Would that be something you’d be interested in? Looking at the sales recorded by Touring models in the US, I’d say no. That’s actually one of the reasons why BMW is no longer offering the 3 Series Touring in the States, yet it remains very popular in Europe.
The SUV craze is one of the reasons why wagons are no longer appreciated but for a hardcore driver, there’s just no comparison when it comes to the driving experience. Sure, SUVs have come a long way and they handle better than ever before, but there’s still something special about the wagons, their driving dynamics and practicality.
When it comes to the M8, luckily, there’s no SUV alternative for it, as is the case with the 3 Series and X3, for example.
That’s why, a BMW Touring M8 might just be what you were looking for. The rendering, done by X-Tomi design, definitely looks the part and I could pick this over the Gran Coupe if it came with the same rear seats.
However, this is all just wishful thinking. BMW won’t make an M3 or M5 Touring model and here we are dreaming about an M8 version. Is it all a dream or is it a nightmare?
Could this be interpreted as odd-looking by anyone? Please do tell.