BMW has been noticed testing a prototype for a brand new M5 Touring, solely the third M5-based wagon within the historical past of the 5-Sequence.
The automobile was confirmed by BMW in June and will probably be primarily based on the platform of the redesigned 5-Sequence that debuted in Could.
The brand new 5-Sequence begins gross sales late this yr as a 2024 mannequin, and its M5 variant is scheduled to reach in 2024, in each sedan and wagon physique types. The M5 ought to arrive as a 2025 mannequin.
Prototypes for the M5 sedan have been noticed for over a yr however that is the primary time the M5 Touring wagon has been noticed.
2025 BMW M5 spy photographs – Photograph credit score: Baldauf
Whereas the prototype could look much like check automobiles for a deliberate wagon physique model for the brand new 5-Sequence, signature M cues such because the pumped fenders, quad-exhaust suggestions, and huge wheel and brake bundle verify it as an M5 Touring.
A yellow warning sticker additionally confirms the prototype packs an electrified powertrain. The setup seemingly consists of a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with a single electrical motor for a mixed output of greater than 700 hp. The identical setup options within the 2023 XM SUV, and delivers 738 hp within the range-topping XM Label Purple grade.
2025 BMW M5 Touring spy photographs – Photograph credit score: Baldauf
Efficiency followers with a penchant for electrical energy even have an possibility with the brand new 5-Sequence. The electrical i5 variant might be ordered in an i5 M60 xDrive grade packing a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup good for 590 hp. The i5 M60 xDrive can even spawn a Touring wagon variant subsequent yr.
Devoted M vehicles with electrical powertrains are within the pipeline, although timing is unsure. BMW final August mentioned its M division was testing a four-motor electrical powertrain, and there have been rumors the upcoming M5 sooner or later in its life cycle will supply the choice of an electrical powertrain.
2024 BMW i5
It is not clear if any of the brand new 5-Sequence’ wagon variants will probably be offered within the U.S. Consumers right here are likely to want high-riding SUVs, and because of this BMW’s M3 Touring was by no means introduced right here. Mercedes-Benz additionally not gives an AMG E 63 wagon right here, although Audi nonetheless gives its RS 6 Avant.
There have been M5 Tourings offered within the U.S. prior to now, although. The final was the E60-generation M5 Touring of the ’00s.