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BMW Confirms That the Highly effective M5 Touring Wagon Is Coming to the U.S.

BMW Confirms That the Highly effective M5 Touring Wagon Is Coming to the U.S.

It’s taken more than 30 years, but it’s finally happening.

BMW has decided to follow the lead of Audi and Mercedes-Benz and bring a coveted performance wagon, the M5 Touring, to the U.S. The long-roof version of the top-of-the-line 5-Series is expected to launch here later this year.

We’ve known this was a possibility since the winter. In February, the German marque unveiled new wagon versions of the 5-Series and the all-electric i5. The longroofs featured a muscular design and all the powertrain options (gas-, hybrid-, battery-powered) you could ask for. Unfortunately, the company said it had no plans to bring any of the wagons to this side of the Atlantic, but did reveal there was a chance the top-of-the-line M5 Touring might make it over. And on Thursday, the automaker confirmed that its third M5 wagon will go on sale in America.

A teaser image of the BMW M5 Touring wagon

Fabian Kirchbauer/BMW

It would seem the vehicle isn’t ready for a full reveal yet, but the marque has started teasing it and the new M5 sedan in a series of YouTube videos. In the first clip, which shows both vehicles undergoing testing, the wagon is covered in a digital camouflage wrap that makes it hard to make out any real details. It looks to have the same general shape standard 5-Series Touring, but will likely feature a more aggressively styled body meant to improve aerodynamic performance. A teaser photo also shows a larger spoiler coming off the roof of the vehicle.

But the big story here, as with all M vehicles, will be the powertrain. It will have an electrified setup derived from the M Hybrid V8 GTP race car. The expectation is that it will pair a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with an electric motor that will likely combine to produce over 700 hp, according to It’s a good thing that the powertrain will be that powerful, as the wagon is expected to be a heavyweight, tipping the scales at over 5,368 pounds.

The 2025 BMW i5 eDrive40 Touring from the side

2025 BMW i5 eDrive40 Touring


So, when can you expect the M5 Touring to hit dealer lots? BMW says the wagon will launch during the fourth quarter of the year as part of its 2025 lineup. We’ll likely have to wait until then to find out how much the wagon will cost, too. The 2023 M5 sedan, which is really our closest comparison at this point, starts at $107,900, so expect it to cost north of that number at the very least.

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