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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    RS6 Plus > M5 Touring for cool factor.

    Also, the new M5 is far too techy. So, I wouldn't want one.
    Objectively I'm with you.

    Subjectively I can't help thinking it's ultra cool.
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    I'd rather take the saloon. The tail of the wagon is just aweful. Audi on the other hand is the better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merrill
    I'd rather take the saloon. The tail of the wagon is just aweful. Audi on the other hand is the better choice.
    the whole estate thing is apparently a UK thing. I agree that the M5 touring is a biy ugly but it will still sell
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    Quote Originally Posted by jediali
    the whole estate thing is apparently a UK thing. I agree that the M5 touring is a biy ugly but it will still sell
    You're mainly right. In south Europe saloons have the upper hand on estates, altough that trend is slowly reversing. I personally think that some estates are a better looking than their saloon counterparts, like the Audi A6 for instance.
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    If the concept behind the M5 is to have a family car with the performance and handling levels of a very special sports car, than the Touring makes total sense. That same family might welcome the extra space.

    Quote Originally Posted by LandQuail
    You know, it is a little too techy. I'll stick to my old Subaru, a lumbering dinosaur of a thing compared to the latest voonvervagvenv, which don't bother their drivers with the awful task of switching their own gears; a task quickly becoming viewed with the same disdain as churning your own butter.
    With all respect for your great car, there's no possible comparison. They are different concepts and offer different kinds of pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPHFerrari
    you cannot disable traction and stability control fully in the manual, making it significantly slower.
    That's what you think...

    It's true though, but I'm sure you can disable it... and your warrantee while you're at it.

    That really does take the fun out of it. As I said, I'm stuck between this and the A6 wagon.

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    I saw the pics.... it's .... not..... very ..... nice.... thou
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    I love the idea of the BMW E60 M5 Touring wagon. I would love a wagon with great power and performance since I had to drive my Dad's former '97 Korean Hyundai Lantra "Sports Wagon" which only had enough power to tow 5 or 6 lemmings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john14
    I love the idea of the BMW E60 M5 Touring wagon. I would love a wagon with great power and performance since I had to drive my Dad's former '97 Korean Hyundai Lantra "Sports Wagon" which only had enough power to tow 5 or 6 lemmings.

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    Ok...

    Anyway seems there is a new segment of super touring/estate cars with the M5 touring, the E63 AMG touring, the S6 (and soon RS6) Avant, and the RS4 avant. 5 years ago this was almost unheard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRR
    Ok...

    Anyway seems there is a new segment of super touring/estate cars with the M5 touring, the E63 AMG touring, the S6 (and soon RS6) Avant, and the RS4 avant. 5 years ago this was almost unheard of.
    Not so. The original superestate (BMW M5 Touring) came out in 1992, which beat the Audi RS2 by 2 years, that's 15 years ago.
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    I would take the Touring over the saloon any day. But it's still second to the RS4/S6/RS6 Avant's in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Not so. The original superestate (BMW M5 Touring) came out in 1992, which beat the Audi RS2 by 2 years, that's 15 years ago.
    Interesting. I mean I knew there was powerful estate cars but I had no idea BMW made one so long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Not so. The original superestate (BMW M5 Touring) came out in 1992, which beat the Audi RS2 by 2 years, that's 15 years ago.
    Yeah, do you have any pictures of it?

    (Or is it in the hideout?)

    I'd love to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R
    Yeah, do you have any pictures of it?

    (Or is it in the hideout?)

    I'd love to see it.
    I don't know if it's in the hideout, but here are a pair of pics.
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    I think the M5 Touring is cool. Although I'd prefer own a RS4 Avant.

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