The 5 Series Gran Turismo hasn't met its lofty sales expectations in the United States, so BMW is considering bringing the 5 Series Touring back to our shores.

Although nothing is set in stone, Autoblog has learned that the possibility of the wagon making a reappearance on U.S. soil is back on the table. While sales of the 5 Series GT haven't been particularly robust, the model has managed to outsell the previous 5 Series Touring since its arrival last year – this, despite its lukewarm reception and controversial appearance.

We've also been informed that the twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 currently fitted to the 760Li won't shuffle off this mortal coil anytime soon. Instead, BMW is considering fitting the massive mill with its ActiveHybrid system to boost fuel economy and performance. We could see this electrically augmented 12-cylinder unit within the next three years in both the 7 Series flagship and future Rolls-Royce vehicles.


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      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      A 535i M-Sport with a manual transmission would be mine. Looks like BMW is making the right move.
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this perceived N. American animosity towards wagons will not turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. We want wagons!
      canuckcharlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      The elegance, superior handling and luxury of a 5 series with the utility of a X5 it's what intelligent people would drive
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Certainly more handsome than the sedan version
      PiCASSO
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please please please... bring this estate/wagon here!
      hkborntokyoinspired
      • 3 Years Ago
      V12 twin turbo hybrid sounds promising. It's going to be hell-expensive to repair though. Not like the average 7 Series/Rolls owner would care, of course.
      Aeromax
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please please please. I love bimmer wagons. I really really don't want to drive a crossover someday, when there are no good manual-shift wagons available.
      Aeromax
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please, please, please. I love bimmer wagons. I really don't want to be forced to drive a crossover someday, when there are no good manual-shift wagons available anymore.
      brgtlm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring the wagon/touring and kill the awful GT - please!
      PJPHughes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes! A smart decision from BMW, finally! Please bring the 535d M Sport with x Drive...ok, so I can dream. I'll be happy with a 535Xi M Sport at this point. After yesterday's story about the M 550d, 600 lb/f/t of torque in a wagon would be pretty bad a$$.
      tegdesign
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love my 530xi wagon. I like the styling on this new on also. One surprise on the xi was when I had to replace the front control arms. On the RWD it would have been $128, on the xi $860 uninstalled!! Oh well. Still rather drive the 530xi than a big thirsty Ute. I get 24mpg around town and 29hwy. Keep the wagons coming to the USA please!
      Pkh540
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes please! While you're at it, would love it in a diesel with XDrive. Thank you. I think one of the reasons the E60 wagon sold poorly was lousy mpg. Most folks use their wagon around town and the 535 only got 16mpg city... No thanks. My Toyota Land Cruiser (which I am eager to replace) gets 15 so not much of an incentive to buy the wagon.