All the performance of the M5 with the ability to carry more cargo.

The updates for the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 debuted just a day apart. While Mercedes offers its high-performance, mid-sizer as both a sedan and a wagon, folks can only get BMW as a four-door. In this rendering, artist j.b.cars shows us how the newly refreshed M5 would look as an estate. The result is a handsome way to haul the whole family at high speed.

Since the 5 Series Touring exists, it's not too hard to imagine how an M5 wagon would look. In front, the refreshed M5 has a slightly larger grille. The enlargement isn't nearly as much as the latest 7 Series, though, which is a good thing to our eyes. The designers also tweak the headlights to incorporate more angular running lights. The inlets in the corners of the fascia have a different shape, too.

At the back, there's a fresh design for the diffuser and dual exhaust tips coming out of each corner. This rendering adds a hatchback with a spoiler at the tip of the roof. The black trim indicates that this one is specifically the?M5 Competition

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While the designers had the opportunity to adjust the M5's appearance, the engineers left the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine alone. In standard form, the mill makes 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque, and the Competition pushes the figures to 617 hp (460 kW) and 553 lb-ft.?

While not visible in this rendering, the biggest changes for the refreshed M5 are actually on the inside. The model uses BMW's Live Cockpit system running iDrive 7 with two 12.3-inch screens – one for infotainment duty and the other for the instruments.

Source: J.B.cars via Instagram