BMW confirms the arrival of M5 Touring in 2024

Jun 26, 2023, 2:48 PM UTC
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BMW confirms the arrival of M5 Touring in 2024

In an unprecedented move by BMW‘s M Division, 2024 will mark a significant milestone with the introduction of both an M3 and an M5 Touring to the esteemed product lineup. This exciting development is sure to captivate automotive enthusiasts around the world. As we await the arrival of the new models, it’s worth noting that an expanded range of SUVs suddenly seems much more appealing. However, the latest news from BMW confirms that the seventh generation M5 range will include a wagon variant, a long-awaited successor to the beloved E61 variant renowned for its V10 engine. This upcoming release will only be the third estate model ever produced in the nearly four-decade-long history of the M5, with the first being the iconic straight-six E34 from the early 1990s.

The accompanying press release states, “The perfect symbiosis of M-typical performance, uncompromising long-distance comfort, and impressive spaciousness will experience a renaissance in 2024 with the new BMW M5 Touring.” These words offer a glimpse into what promises to be an extraordinary high-performance estate car, particularly if it can match the exceptional achievements of the M3. The fusion of exhilarating performance and enhanced space and luxury is set to make the M5 Touring an exceptional choice for families seeking an extraordinary vehicle.

  • BMW confirms the arrival of M5 Touring in 2024
  • BMW confirms the arrival of M5 Touring in 2024
  • BMW confirms the arrival of M5 Touring in 2024

In addition to the spaciousness and luxury, it is essential not to overlook the anticipated increase in power. The next-generation M5 will feature a hybridized V8 engine, as seen in the Label Red XM. This SUV produces a staggering 748hp, and it’s inconceivable that an iconic badge like the M5 would be offered with anything less potent. To ensure the M5 retains its position as the flagship model, it is likely to offer around 700hp, providing a substantial improvement over the current 625hp. With the advantages of electrification mitigating turbo lag, any additional weight from the hybrid system will be inconsequential.

While BMW is maintaining a veil of secrecy regarding specific details, it is rightfully confident that the mere confirmation of the first M5 Touring in over 15 years is newsworthy in itself. The automaker has revealed that testing will commence shortly on public roads, with subsequent trials planned on iconic circuits such as the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This meticulous testing process aims to strike the perfect balance between impressive on-track performance and unrivaled ride comfort during everyday driving and long-distance journeys.

Moreover, BMW promises “fascinating innovations for an even more intense performance experience.” While we approach these claims with cautious optimism, it’s worth noting that BMW’s M Division has been on a commendable streak recently. It would be a bold move to bet against the M5 Touring redefining expectations for the uberwagon segment.

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