Final month, BMW introduced that it could revive the M5 Touring, the super-fast station wagon model of its mid-size efficiency icon. That announcement got here with a solitary teaser displaying the again half of the automobile, which is admittedly crucial a part of it because the truth it is a wagon is the information. Thankfully, a spy photographer has caught an M5 Touring out testing, so now we will see the still-camouflaged BMW from all angles.
In honor of the physique fashion, we’ll begin from the again this time when analyzing the photographs. Similar to the sedan model that we have seen, it has large quad tail pipes sticking by the rear bumper. It is also clear that the physique is way wider than a regular 5 Collection. The hatch has a fairly first rate ahead rake, and when mixed with the downward sloping roofline, it offers the M5 a really low, aggressive form from the rear.
From the rear doorways ahead, the Touring appears just about like the opposite M5 sedan prototypes we have seen, which is to be anticipated. The rocker panels bulge out to satisfy the big fenders and huge wheels and tires. The entrance bumper is extra lined up than on the final sedan we have seen, however we will nonetheless make out the massive trapezoidal decrease grille, which can mix right into a entrance spoiler.
One other curious side of this prototype is the truth that there aren’t stickers noting that it is a hybrid, like one of many M5 sedan prototypes. It leaves us questioning if there can be each totally inner combustion in addition to hybrid powertrains for the M5. It would not be the primary time that a number of outputs have been supplied on M vehicles, equivalent to on the M3 and M4, which most notably make much less energy with handbook transmissions. The hybrid powertrains would possible be the high-output choices, as rumors have predicted a minimum of 700 horsepower, doubtlessly from a plug-in hybrid system much like the XM Crimson Label. The Touring is predicted to launch subsequent yr, and we might even see it and the sedan publicly revealed by the top of this yr.