There is a significant hype being raised about a 2019 BMW M5 Touring model being made, but for now these only remain as rumors. The car has the potential of being made and a wagon offer has not been offered for a long time for this version, which is what is getting the crowd so excited.
The BMW 7 Series has already been showcased as a 2017 model but they have not confirmed if the M5 will be following it. Yet the rumors about it are getting bigger and bigger and the details are being gathered even further. It is known that the 7 Series is going to receive a new lightweight platform but perhaps bigger news would be the addition of a M5 with an all-wheel drive system. Getting a wagon version may not seem to be a spectacle for wider array of audiences but we assure you that it is a very important part of the overall design of the car.
The high-performance wagon is rarely seen recently and there were no signs that it would cahge for the future and that they may start including it so getting the M5 Touring might finally change that. People appreciate the M5 sedan a lot more, but wouldn’t it be awesome to get a wagon like in the good old days which might give us an added option to an already great lineup.
How will the New 2019 BMW M5 Touring Look Like?
Since there are no official images of the 2019 BMW M5 Touring available we only have some possible renderings to work with. The car might take some time to happen and although the idea sounds pretty good it will be pretty significant to gain it in terms of it bringing back the popularity that it once held.
The exterior of the 2019 BMW M5 Touring is now easier to wrap your head around to since the next-generation 5 Series has already been revealed. The new mid-size model is supposed to take some inspiration from the latest 7 Series model, which comes with a bigger kidney grille design and sleeker headlamps. The bumper in the front is presumed to be sculptured in the manner of the latest M3 and M4 but will come with center intake shaped in a trapezoidal manner and large outlets on its sides. The front part will also come with a bulging hood and black finishes for the grille in the front and the gills on the fender part.
The rear end will include sleeker taillights from the new 5 Series. Also present will be a sporty diffuser and a redesigned bumper as well and two exhaust tips seen below. You can also expect updated side skirts, a few new color optiosn for the exterior and a new wheel design. And as we have it with all the BMW vehicles, the next one will be more aggressive compared to the previous one.
The potential interior look of the 2019 BMW M5 Touring will follow the guise of the recent M badged BMW models. So first of all expect M badges in almost every corner possible of the M5 Touring. Exclusive for these models are sporty bucket seats which could be wrapped in Merino leather, offered as standard.
But optionally there might be the BMW individual semi-aniline leather provided as well. We can expect to see a lot of some darker chrome additions, some carbon-fiber trims and a flat-bottom steering wheel. This will all be combined with the latest cabin design which was already featured in the latest 5 Series.
What are the Potential Drivetrains?
When the 2019 BMW M5 Touring is finally made, we presume that it will use an expanded version of the twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The output for this model might range to around 600 horsepower, which will be a very large increase compared to the 552 horses that it has now. But more exciting news is the addition of an all-wheel drive will help the wagon gain better acceleration and also better traction control.
We also assume that an xDrive system will come optionally. But since Mercedes has already decided to go full AWD and do not offer an RWD for the US version, it might just so happen that in the next few years BMW does the same. The 6-speed manual transmissions might remain as an option for the US audiences but not in the combination with the all-wheel drive.
We actually expect that the current 7-speed transmission with dual-clutch options will be substituted with a ZF, 8-speed automatic, as it already has a version to go with the AWD in the X6M and X5M. The performance would climb to 3.8 seconds to reach 0-60 mph while the top speed may be 155 mph.
What would the Estimated 2019 BMW M5 Touring Price be?
Estimating the price of the 2019 BMW M5 Touring could prove to be quite difficult. Since the current M5 model is not available in a wagon form, there are no solid evidence to match the price with. But you can bet that it will cost a lot more than the current M5 Touring, range-topping version, which is only available in Europe. The 550i Touring is still the most expensive gasoline based model and is priced €75,700, and the diesel variant M550d Touring amounts to €85,100. If we base it on these numbers the price will probably climb to €110,000 in Europe while the US price will be around $100,000 without additonal options.
What are the Competing Vehicles?
In fact there are a number of cars which might be considered as suitable rivals for the 2019 BMW M5 Touring. The most notable and obvious choices are the Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon and the Volvo V90 which are also going to be followed by the Audi RS6 Avant.
History of the BMW M5 Touring
This nameplate offered a wagon body for some brief periods in its lifespan. The M5 arrived first in 1985 but the wagon body was only made in 1989 which came with the second-generation of vehicles. The E34 stopped existing in 1995 and with it the M5 Touring went down as well and the third-generation M5s were only sold as sedan version. But the Touring trim came back in 2005 when the wagon returned. It actually caused a great sensation as it was something that was not expected to happen.
Not only did it have a gorgeous style but it also carried an enormous V-10 under its hood. Now after a time of six years since the wagon was discontinued, and we do mean for the second time, it is the perfect time for a beefed up mid-size wagon to return once more. Perhaps the best news is that the model might cross to the US instantly upon release.
Even though there are no evidence of a 2019 BMW M5 Touring returning right now, it will certainly happen in the future. There is a need for a high-performance wagon model and they are going to bring it back. The car has made a return already twice so a third incarnation might easily be on the way. The prime reason is that Mercedes and Audi have been established their customer niche and BMW could use this opportunity and get a piece of the cake themselves.
Even with the fact that high-performance, midsize wagons are not as popular and are low-volume cars BMW is not going to completely abandon the prospect of making them and gaining an opportunity to make a new Touring.