Station wagon enthusiasts rejoiced when BMW announced the upcoming production launch of an M3 Touring. But BMW also sold a Touring version of the M5 a few years ago. Here is one of the very rare copies.
It's an extremely rare car! Offered by “Enthusiast Auto Group”, this 1995 BMW M5 Touring was one of 891 units that rolled off the production line at the time. And just to make it even rarer and more attractive, it is one of the only two models in the world to feature this color "Santorini Blue".
Its first owner in Germany drove it regularly on the autobahn in the late 1990s and reportedly reached a top speed of over 290 km / h. Not bad for a car of this age! The car was then imported to the United States by its second owner in 2000 before being purchased by “Enthusiast Auto Group” in 2006.
Under the hood, this BMW M5 Touring hides a 3.8-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine developing 311 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted by a Getrag Type D six-speed gearbox.
The ancestor of sports breaks
This M5 Touring has larger brake discs with four-piston calipers, bigger stabilizer bars, firmer suspensions and 18-inch wheels. In short, enough to make this break even more efficient.
With 155,000 km on the clock, this wagon may not be intact, but it is in excellent condition for its age. It could even have more horsepower than originally because Enthusiast Auto Group has restored the engine, adding new mechanical elements (cylinder head, timing, spark plugs, etc.).
This BMW M5 Break is on sale for 150,000 dollars (approximately 132,000 euros). This is more than some Porsche 911 GT3 type 991 with a little mileage. It may sound like a lot, but exclusivity often takes precedence over the rest.