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2012 BMW M5 Touring - Click above for high-res image
Master photochopper Jon Sibal
has put digital pen to virtual paper to render up the next BMW M5
, but unlike his previous F11 'chops, he's applying his skills to the yet-to-be-confirmed Touring version
of the mid-size bahn-burner.
As Sibal points out in his post, BMW
has an on-again, off-again history when it comes to five-door versions of the M5, with the E28 and E39 only available sans-hatch, while the E34 and outgoing E60 have been available in five-door form.
There's a good chance that the F11 version
will be made, nixing the current model's V10 powerplant
in favor of a 570-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8
pulled from the X6 M
. However, the chances of the hi-po hatch making it to the States is virtually nill, as the 5 Series Gran Turismo
is set to take the standard Touring's place in the U.S. market. So does that mean a M5 GT could be in the works? Here's hoping, and maybe Sibal will render one up in the meantime.
Gallery: 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring
]Rendered Speculation: 2012 BMW M5 Touring
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