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Old 15th June 2005, 14:33   #1
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Default Scoop: E60 M5 touring being readied

The last time BMW launched the fabled M5 touring, was when it had its great 1992 E34-M5 unveiling. With 340 horses going to the rear wheels and looks of a perfect Q car, it was truly the RS6 Avant of its time. Sadly, the E39 M5 didn't have a Touring version.

But don't expect new head of the M-Division, Bruhnke to sit back and relax. After leaving AMG to join BMW-Motorsport, he heralded several changes. One of them... to re-introduce the M5 in a touring version.

And here it is. Caught testing, the M5 touring shares the same V-10 engine like the sedan and the M6. Expect minimal changes, such as gear ratio changes and torque curve tweaks.

Meanwhile, soccer moms have something to play around with.

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E60 M5 touring caught testing

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Old 15th June 2005, 15:09   #2
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Very odd that they made a station wagon out of the E60 M5. Have they done this to the previous M5's also???

For more images of the E60 M5 check this link:

E60 M5 High Resolution Images

...producing around 500 bhp (368 kW) and a maximum torque of at least 500 Nm

Engineers at BMW M envisage the car accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) over the classic distance in well under 5 seconds, the 200 km/h mark being reached in just 13 seconds.
Its exactly the same horsepower like the Alpina B5.

2005 Alpina B5

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This thread is about the E60 M5 Touring, and not the E60 M5. The readying of the Touring is a big issue, because there hasn't been an M-Touring car since the 1992s.

Also the B5 you speak of, has a 4.4L V8 and not a 5.0L V10, power outputs notwithstanding.
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