2025 BMW M5 Touring Hits the Nurburgring, Looks Fast and Sounds Furious

2025 BMW M5 Touring 11 photos
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Unless you've been living under a rock, isolated by everything happening in the automotive world these days, you know that BMW's M Division is working on several fresh models, including the next-generation M5, which will launch in Sedan and Touring (station wagon) guises.
We've seen more prototypes of the upcoming BMW M5 Sedan and M5 Touring than we can count doing their thing in different environments. It seems that the company has shifted into a superior gear when it comes to its development, as the model has returned to the scoop arena recently, in a video that shows a pair of prototypes of the five-door variant in action at the Nurburgring.

From a visual perspective, there's nothing fresh to report about. Both testers had a lot of camouflage on their bodies, just like the ones we spotted earlier. Still, we know what to expect, and that is a new bumper at the front, a tweaked kidney grille, a fresh rear bumper, a sporty diffuser, quad tailpipes, a trunk lid spoiler on the four-door and a roof-mounted one on the five-door.

The M logos will bedeck both versions of the car, and they will feature exclusive wheels. Expect a pair of bucket seats inside, bespoke trim and upholstery, tweaked software for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment, an exclusive steering wheel, M-branded door sills, and other stuff that will draw the line between the normal 5er and the M5.

2025 BMW M5 Touring
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Nevertheless, it is what happens beneath the sportier-looking skin that will truly set it apart, as the upcoming M5 will feature a special chassis setup and uprated brakes to keep all that power in check. The model will get a partially electrified V8 that's believed to be the one powering the XM. The super crossover puts 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque and 738 hp (750 ps/550 kW) under the driver's right foot, channeled to the M-tuned xDrive AWD system through a DCT.

In all likelihood, the next-gen BMW M5 will be able to push to sixty mph (97 kph) in around three seconds. The previous M5 CS required 2.9s for the acceleration, and if anything, we think the suffix will return on the upcoming M5 with a superior variant that should be a few years away.

BMW says it will pull the wraps off the all-new M5 Sedan and M5 Touring this July, and the order books should open shortly after the grand unveiling. We expect the first copies to end up at dealers in our market for the 2025 model year, and the station wagon will follow the sedan to take a swing at Audi Sport's RS 6 Avant. Meanwhile, you can watch the 2025 BMW M5 Touring in action at the infamous German racetrack below.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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