While the reveal of the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) has been met with plenty of applause, there are a number of people who want a much wider trunk space from this model on top of the hot sedan's updated look, more powerful engine and new performance features like shifting from an all-wheel to a rear-wheel drive.
But since the Bavarian company has not come up with that yet, an artist from X-Tomi Design has rendered one. And what was created looks like a facelifted M5 Touring. It was back in 2007 when BMW last offered a Touring version of the M5, when it was released with the E61. Also, back then the company did not produce that many units of the M5 Touring, and the variant did not even reach US soil. Since then, BMW has skipped the touring trim in the last generation F10.
This is why we think that this rendering should encourage BMW to produce a Touring variant, which would make a lot of customers more satisfied. Under the hood of the 2018 M5 is a 4.4 liter V8 that produces as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton metres) of torque. This powertrain lets it hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). This can even be maxed out to 189 mph (305 mph) sans the limiter.
Other than that, the M5 could also be driven in several modes including: Efficient, Sport and Sport Plus paired with an M xDrive system. The system lets it shift from 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. However, if you look at the 2018 M5 from the outside, you won’t notice a lot of new things that have been added, but more of the new features can be seen in the cabin from upgraded seats, steering wheel, and upholstery.
A Touring model could join the lineup of German wagons including the Mercedes-AMG E63 with 604 horsepower (450 kilowatts) and 627 pound feet (850 Newton metres) of torque, as well as the Audi RS 6 Avant that has a little less power at 553 horsepower (412 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque.
Though it looks like an M5 Touring is not part of the company's plan in terms of introducing variants, there’s nothing wrong with imagining or dreaming of one, right? For now, you will just have to happily settle with a BMW M5 that can be ordered as soon as next month in Europe for 117,900 euros, deliveries of which will begin in Spring 2018.