Earlier this week, the next-generation BMW 5 Collection Touring was unofficially revealed courtesy of a trademark submitting exhibiting the posh wagon from principally all angles. An unbiased artist has now envisioned the model internally codenamed “G61” primarily based on these leaked photos, so these renderings needs to be as near the actual deal as doable.
Nevertheless, we should always level out that the pictures that had been mistakenly revealed by the trademark workplace depicted a 5 Collection Touring with a combustion engine whereas missing the M Sport Bundle. This digital design train portrays a way more costly variant as we’re coping with the absolutely electrical i5 within the M Efficiency taste. It additionally occurs to have the Shadowline headlights to associate with the quite a few shiny black physique accents we’ve seen on the i5 M60 sedan.
The technical specs ought to mirror these of the saloon however the wagon will clearly have a extra beneficiant cargo capability. BMW can also be more likely to promote the i5 Touring within the lesser eDrive40 specification with a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive setup, plus the same old gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains. We’re primarily excited to witness the return of the lately spied long-roof M5, which would be the solely V8-powered 5 Collection wagon.
The M5 Touring (G99) is anticipated to inherit the XM’s V8 PHEV setup with the mixed output dialed to over 700 hp however with out stepping on the XM Label Pink’s toes. It’s going to be fascinating to see how the wagon variations of the i5 M60 and M5 will stack up in a comparability take a look at, particularly since each would be the heaviest 5 Collection fashions ever.
The i5 Touring is anticipated to get slightly brother within the latter half of the last decade when BMW will reportedly launch an i3 Touring (NA1) on the Neue Klasse platform, full with a full-fat M i3 Touring (ZA1).
In the meantime, the 5 Collection Touring is slated to premiere within the first months of 2024 in ICE, PHEV, and EV configurations however an informed guess tells us we’ll have to attend till later within the 12 months for the new M5.