This would possibly simply be essentially the most enticing G61 construct we’ve seen to this point. Granted, the brand new 5 Sequence Touring was unveiled only some days in the past and the warmer M5 wagon isn’t due till later in 2024. Within the meantime, a walkaround video highlights the M Efficiency mannequin. Normally, that might imply the M550i however a V8 wagon from Bavaria sadly isn’t out there anymore.
As a substitute, the M Lite 5 Sequence with an extended roof is now utterly electrical. This i5 M60 Touring is painted in Hearth Pink, often known as Vegas Pink in america the place the G61 will stay a forbidden fruit. The posh wagon from Bavaria is proven right here with the 21-inch wheels (Type 954) and the M Sport Bundle Professional. The latter combines Shadowline accents – together with for the headlights – with pink brake calipers and M colours on the seatbelts.
We’ll be seeing a variation of that kidney grille with its horizontal bars on the M5 G90 Sedan and the M5 G99 Touring. The latter is slated to obtain bulging fenders and a quad exhaust system to set it aside from this not-quite-M wagon. Magnificence is within the eye of the beholder however we imagine the property seems higher than the sedan, and also you get the additional practicality of a wagon.
BMW might’ve made the brand new 5 Sequence Touring much more sensible however selected to not. The G61 has misplaced the rear glass opening its predecessors had. Meaning you’ll need to open the entire tailgate to entry the cargo compartment. The characteristic stays out there for the smaller 3 Sequence Touring however we gained’t be too shocked if the next-generation mannequin will eschew this useful characteristic.
The sixth-generation 5 Sequence wagon has what it takes to be all of the automobile one might ever want. It combines area and tempo with an upscale inside and loads of know-how. Nevertheless, we are going to miss the previous dashboard format with extra conventional buttons however as with many of the different automakers, BMW is eliminating common controls. An extra simplification is deliberate for the EVs on the Neue Klasse platform the place the iDrive controller will probably be absent.
BMW plans to have the revamped 5er wagon on sale in Europe and Japan from Could 2024, with different markets to observe a month later.
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