The BMW M5 has long been the yardstick for power-hungry executives with a penchant for speed. But for those who've been craving more room with their vroom, the prayers have been answered—and how! Spy shots have just leaked of the BMW M5 Touring (G99), a beast so potent, it's almost sinful to call it a station wagon.
Sure, the BMW M3 Touring's been making waves, but the M5 Touring is like its big, brawny cousin who's just rolled into town, muscles bulging, ready to show off at the gym. And by gym, we mean the hallowed tarmac of the Nürburgring, where it's been caught with its camouflage workout gear, flexing and twisting through the Green Hell.
Make no mistake, despite the camo, this wagon's intentions are as clear as day. Those four tailpipes are growling promises of power, while the gaping air intakes at the front are inhaling the air with an insatiable hunger. Side-on, the brake system peeks through the rims with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, screaming 'performance' to anyone with eyes.
The M exterior mirrors might seem like a mere trifle, but they're as significant as the "M" in "M5," which in this case could stand for "More," as in more power, more speed, and more silent electric running. BMW's not just electrifying their lineup—they're supercharging it. The hybrid powertrain, a symphony of V8 grunt and electric torque, will muscle past the 625 hp of the current M5, all the while sipping fuel with the restraint of a monk.
And for the environmentally conscious speed freak, this M5 Touring will offer a whisper-quiet, emission-free electric range of over 80 kilometers. That's enough to stealthily sneak out of the suburbs and onto the autobahn where, let's be honest, this super wagon really wants to play.
Scheduled for an official unveil towards the twilight of 2024, the M5 Touring won't be in driveways until early 2025. But for those who can't wait, leaked images of the M5 Sedan's rump hint at what's to come. Expect a pair of diffusers flanking the quad pipes, with a center bar color-matched to the body, like a tailored suit's elegant stitching.
So, for the family man or woman with a need for speed and a taste for the finer things in automotive engineering, this M5 Touring is shaping up to be the ultimate express train to Thrillsville—with enough room in the back for the kids, the dog, and maybe a trophy or two.