The current owner spent a long time looking for this rare colour combination of Indianapolis Red with Stone Grey Leather interior. This is believed to be one of 222 estate M5s ever built. This BMW E61 M5 Touring has covered 58,781 miles, with just two previous owners before the current owners. At £67,075, the M5 load-lugger was £2,580 more expensive than its saloon brother, and a substantial £14,995 costlier than Audi's smaller RS4. It's wasn’t cheap, but is unrivalled when it came to mixing versatility with heart-stopping performance.
The four exhaust pipes at the back of this BMW give way to the secret 507BHP lying under the bonnet. The exhaust system and some parts of the front axle, have been changed from the saloon version, adding around 100kg to the bulk of the M5 saloon.
All the tyres are in very good condition or new. With more of the weight over the rear wheels, traction was said to be better. The Touring is a great-handling performance car, and unless you look in the mirror you shouldn’t really tell that you're not driving the four-door.
Sharing the same 5.0-litre V10 engine and rear-wheel-drive chassis as the flagship 5-Series saloon, the M5 Touringhas launch control mode and the amazing seven-speed SMG trans-mission. The Bavarian estate blasts from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, which is only 0.1 seconds behind the four-door car. The M5 Touring also gets stronger air-suspension at the rear, to deal with its load bearing capabilities.
This car has a full specification. There is a 7 speed sequential flappy paddle gearbox married to the 5.0 litre V10, 507BHP engine.
The front seats are active memory sport seats, with memory and heating. A head up display keeps your eyes on the road when using the power.
There is a full service history, mainly from James Paul Garage. The owner says this car need for nothing and was last serviced in March 2018 and only 1000 miles ago.
There is a twin electric slide and tilt panoramic sunroof with an electric blind. Alas, for the iconic Audi, it has been said the BMW M5 Touring is the most thrilling family hauler out there.
The M5 Touring has a conservative estate car feel with the power of a mighty V10 engine. Even though it's taken the form of a practical executive estate, the M5 Touring offers all the performance, handling and excitement of the saloon. With its mighty V10 and hi-tech seven-ratio box, it can carry luggage at speeds which put some supercars to shame.