BMW M5 Convertible and Touring : The Ones That Didn’t Make It
One week before the great unveiling, BMW officials decided to kill the project. The main fear was that the essential non 'M' 5-Series drop top models would be positioned too close to the thriving 3-Series Convertible.
And this is not the only great M5 that marketing strategies deprived fans of. Another rumor that turned out to be true is the E39 M5 Touring. No official pictures were ever released by M GmBH until now, the 25th year of the M5.
The M5 Touring was powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 400 bhp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. Apparently, this one did not make it into production due to some problems with the rear axel. By M standards, the dynamics of the car would have been acted differently. It was also assumed that the market for such vehicle would be relatively small, as bimmertoday.de reported.
As the BMW M5 is a car that puts a smile on your face, we regret these examples did not make it into production. Maybe one day we’ll have a BMW M5 Convertible and a CSL version. We got the Touring versions with the launch of the latest generation.
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