[VIDEO] Exploring the Fire Red BMW i5 M60 Touring in Detail

This model emerges as possibly the most striking G61 configuration to date. The M5 wagon, expected later in 2024, is still on the horizon. And the newest 5 Series Touring only debuted recently. Meanwhile, an M Performance model walkaround video serves as an appetizer. Ordinarily, this would highlight the M550i, but, unfortunately, the production of the Bavarian V8 wagon has ceased.

The M Lite 5 Series wagon now embraces electrification with the i5 M60 Touring. It’s decked out in Fire Red or Vegas Red in the U.S., where, alas, the G61 is off-limits. This Bavarian luxury wagon rolls out on 21-inch wheels (Style 954), complemented by the M Sport Package Pro. This package melds Shadowline accents, including the headlights. It comes with red brake callipers and seatbelts adorned in M colours, adding a touch of sporty elegance.

The M5 G90 Sedan and M5 G99 Touring will feature a kidney grille design with horizontal bars. The G99 will stand out with its pronounced fenders and a quad exhaust system, setting it apart from the almost-M wagon. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we believe the estate surpasses the sedan in looks and adds the bonus of wagon utility.

BMW opted against further enhancing the new 5 Series Touring’s practicality. The G61 lacks the rear glass opening of its predecessors, requiring the complete tailgate to be opened for cargo access. While this feature remains on the smaller 3 Series Touring, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s omitted in the next-generation model.

The sixth-generation 5 Series wagon is the epitome of adaptability. It combines performance and volume with a luxurious cabin and cutting-edge technology. We will miss the more normal buttons and traditional dashboard layouts, though. Like a lot of automakers, BMW is eliminating standard controls. Further simplification will be seen in future EVs on the Neue Klasse platform, including removing the iDrive controller.

In May 2024, BMW plans to introduce the redesigned 5 Series wagon in Europe and Japan. A month later, the vehicle will be available in other regions.

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