The BMW M5 Touring Wagon is Coming Stateside for the First Time

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Wagons hold a strange place in the American car market. Auto journalists and car nerds gravitate to them like moths to a flame, but the general car-buying public seems like it couldn’t care less. That said, a small number of high-performance wagons enter the country every year, including the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon and Audi RS6 Avant. Americans are about to get one more hot longroof, this time from BMW, as the automaker recently announced that it would bring the incredibly impressive M5 Touring wagon stateside for the 2025 model year.

BMW said the car would get a hybrid V8 making somewhere north of 600 horsepower, though we don’t have specifics just yet. That drivetrain could also make the car quite heavy, though the power output will likely be enough to overcome the extra weight.

Europeans and others have long enjoyed the M5 Touring, as BMW has sold a few generations of the car outside of the United States. Wagons, while not our first choice in vehicles, have a small but loyal following among enthusiasts. BMW hasn’t released pricing for the M5 Touring in the U.S., but you can bet on a tight supply and inflated prices when it arrives. It will also probably only sell for a few years, as others like the Audi RS6 are expected to bow by 2025 or 2026 at the latest.

[Image: BMW]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Apr 06, 2024

    Weld the back hatch shut and do a Hurricane I6 swap.

    • 1995 SC 1995 SC on Apr 06, 2024

      Come back in 10-15 years. Some 5th owner will. Saw an LS in some post E36 3 series today (quit caring after that model so I don't know what model it was). Your scenario seems the logical next step

  • 1995 SC 1995 SC on Apr 06, 2024

    Oh that I don't care anymore bring iit over lol. Also...For the record, the wagon that was getting the most attention at Cars and Coffee this morning? Not the LS swaqpped brick Volvo. Not the Audi...Nope...The Bone Stock mid 90's gen 2 Mercury Sable wagon. Must've been the lightbar

  • Tedward Tedward on Apr 07, 2024

    This won't sell, it definitely won't have the pr effect they are hoping for, and it's the transmission. The truly motivated wagon intender is also looking for the manual. Or at least, the one who wouldn't settle for a similar suv and who makes all the Internet noise does. I'm actually not kidding, and I'm basing this off of the absurdly different market reactions to the TDI wagons that made their way out there. Massive intent to purchase and price Delta.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Apr 08, 2024