German tuner creates an F10 M5 wagon and cranks up the power.
Back in the mid-2000s, the E60 M5 was reimagined and became the world's first production sedan powered by a V10 gasoline engine. This M5 also was offered with a wagon body, called the E61. While this became one of the best selling generations of M5, the majority of the sales came from the sedan, prompting BMW to ditch the wagon variant when it debuted the F10 generation in 2011.
However, if you want an F10 M5 wagon, worry not. German tuner Carbonfiber Dynamic has got you covered, deciding to fill the segment BMW abandoned with its new M5 R Touring. Their stunning creation was created by taking a normal BMW 550i Touring and dropping in the drivetrain of an F10 M5. This includes basically all of the most important oily bits—the twin-turbo V8 engine, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, suspension, and differentials. This was a highly labor-intensive process, taking the company eight months to do the actual drivetrain swap before recoding all 39 control units to get the M5 to start.
Carbonfiber Dynamic made some of their own adjustments too. The stock suspension was replaced by K3 coilovers, and bigger brakes were added as well. A carbon aero kit, which was originally meant for an M5 sedan, the matte black wheels, and the bright green brakes also helped add some visual attitude.
However, the biggest news is the engine upgrades. The V8 benefited from new turbos, improved cooling, and a new 10-plate clutch. As of now, the engine churns out 720 horsepower—which most sane people would assume is plenty. But no, Carbonfiber Dynamic plans to take the M5 R Touring to BMW specialist Aulitzky Tuning to amp the outputs up to 900 hp and 960 lb-ft of torque. With the M5 being rear-wheel-drive, this could end up being either incredibly fun or incredibly scary.
The interior has also been upgraded and now comes bathed in leather and Alcantara, with the stitching a bright green to match the brake calipers. The tuner even threw in a version of the iDrive infotainment system from a newer 5 Series. With more horsepower than the current M5 and the bonus practicality of the extended hatch, the M5 R Touring is the stuff of dreams.