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BMW 5 Series Touring E61 explodes in The Grand Tour Carnage A Trois trailer

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If you’ve read the headline before clicking on the article, you’ve probably already discovered the following The Grand Tour This special has to do with France and its cars. So why are they blowing up a BMW 5 Series Touring at the 0:43 mark? Your guess is as good as ours, but we’ll find out on December 17 when Carnage A Trois launches on Amazon Prime.

Having seen the old Top Gear series, as well as the newer specials from The Grand Tour, the guys must be up to something. Hardly a crash, the burning E61 appears to be the only non-French car in the trailer released today, and there must be an explanation, not necessarily logical, as to why it was included in an episode about wacky coupes, hatchbacks, and minivans of yesteryear built in. the country of Western Europe.

Although we are saddened to see the long-roofed 5th engulfed in flames, we can at least take comfort in knowing that it is not a M5 Touring. BMW made only 1,009 examples, so it would be a waste to destroy such a rare car for the sake of entertainment.

The M5 Touring E61 is currently the only BMW M wagon production model ever made, but that will change next year with the long-awaited launch of the M3 Touring. Logic tells us that it will be assembled in considerably larger quantities, although it will not make it to the United States, nor will it be sold with a manual gearbox or a rear-wheel drive design.

Carnage A Trois gives off a strong Top Gear vibe as it features many cars, particularly Citro├źns. Speaking of which, it has recently come to our attention that the French automaker has allegedly allowed BMW to use the nickname XM for the upcoming plug-in hybrid SUV that is rumored to produce around 750 horsepower.

In the meantime, we’ll certainly take a look at the new Grand Tour special to uncover the story behind the detonated Series 5 Touring.

[Source: The Grand Tour / YouTube]

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