• Mar 19, 2010
2012 BMW M5 Touring – Click above for high-res image

Master photochopper Jon Sibal has put digital pen to virtual paper to render up the next BMW M5, but unlike his previous F11 'chops, he's applying his skills to the yet-to-be-confirmed Touring version of the mid-size bahn-burner.

As Sibal points out in his post, BMW has an on-again, off-again history when it comes to five-door versions of the M5, with the E28 and E39 only available sans-hatch, while the E34 and outgoing E60 have been available in five-door form.

There's a good chance that the F11 version will be made, nixing the current model's V10 powerplant in favor of a 570-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 pulled from the X6 M. However, the chances of the hi-po hatch making it to the States is virtually nill, as the 5 Series Gran Turismo is set to take the standard Touring's place in the U.S. market. So does that mean a M5 GT could be in the works? Here's hoping, and maybe Sibal will render one up in the meantime.



[Source: JonSibal]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      GAWWDAAYYAAMMMM
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope the real thing's gonna look like this and comes with 6 speed stick. High performance wagon with manual box FTW, all the way!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      that looks frikkin AWESOME
      • 4 Years Ago
      i love the BMW grille. 5 series looking great so far, as it has for the past...600 years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      5 series GT ///M? yeah right, like that is going to happen? bmw would sooner build an automatic, 4wheel drive, turbocharged SUV M than that!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I see what you did there....
      • 4 Years Ago
      D-amm!!! That is one MILD - "Mother I'd Like to Drive!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jon Sibal (is that the name?), you're doing a great job!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow the new 5 Series looks awesome!
      The front end in a way reminds me of the old 5-Series and in some ways the old E46 M3.

      Anyone know when the next generation M3 is coming out?
      • 4 Years Ago
      It'll never look that good. I'm sure BMW will gofer up that grill a little.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Autocar is carrying official pictures of the Touring and states the M5 Touring will not be replaced as it was "global sales disaster".
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty good rendering
      • 4 Years Ago
      The whole point of using the same platform for the 7 series, 5gt and 5 series is that it saves loads in development costs. So they go to those lengths then deprive us of the best variant of the platform.

      The F11 is 100% better looking than E60 wagon, how can they base projected sales figures for 2 completely different cars. Screw BMW NA. They are utterley hopeless when it comes to what Americans actually like and possibly need.
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