BMW M5 Touring Now Available in US as Audi RS6 Avant

Fight Back with BMW’s 738-hp V8 PHEV Wagon

BMW has stayed away from branching out into the station wagon sector of the U.S. automotive industry, due to Americans tending to be more apt to select crossover/SUV varieties. Yet, with the Audi RS6 Avant’s incredible triumph, the Bavarian car manufacturer is contemplating responding by releasing a new M5 Touring.

An insider report from BMW Blog has suggested that BMW is readying the launch of their M5 Touring, a top notch wagon version of their 5 Series range, unto the United States marketplace. This reflects a clue that all had picked up on last year.

The generating of the design may begin in the latter part of 2024 after the G90 M5 saloon presents itself earlier on in that year. Currently, BMW is heavily engaged in the constructing of the M5.

Inferred conceptions from Future Cars Now on Instagram should offer us an impression of what the forthcoming M5 Touring could be resembling.

As a comparison, the present Audi RS6 Avant provides a sophisticated package with its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine showing 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Whereas BMW may confront it with the impending M5 Touring which has purportedly been armed with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 hybrid engine boasting 738 hp and 738 ft-lbs of torque as its output.

If the powertrain sounds familiar, it is the same one in the BMW XM Label Red, an all-electric full-size luxury crossover dubbed as the “most powerful M model ever.” US car buyers could be in for a real treat if the M5 Touring is released, as it appears to have some serious power under its hood. The XM Label Red has proven that BMW can deliver a powerful, all-electric vehicle, and the M5 Touring could be even more impressive.

The impending Audi RS6 Avant could potentially stay abreast of hybridization, its next iteration having a chance to be endowed with a V8 Plug-in Hybrid powertrain. Supposedly achieving an increment of 690 hp, it is expected to be a 100 hp rise from the current model. Additionally, this could be a significant step towards the company’s intention of exclusively producing fully electric designs no later than 2026, as there will be no more newly created Internal Combustion Engines after that date.

It seems probable that the BMW M5 Touring will be the only M wagon to be sold in America, officials from the company declared they won’t be importing the M3 Touring model for here. Luckily though, lovers of station wagons may soon have access to an amplified selection of performance long-roof models available in the US market.

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