Earlier this week, trademark filings revealed the design of the next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring estate. The grayscale photos lacked detail, but they provided a good look at the variant’s overall styling ethos, which isn’t far from what we saw with the 5 Series saloon that debuted in May.

A new pair of unofficial renderings apply some much-needed colour to the trademark photos. They show off a stylish estate in the M Performance guise, giving the 5 Series sportier bumpers and proper badging.

Gallery: Next-Gen BMW 5 Series Touring Renderings

The biggest difference with the estate in the renderings is its bumpers. The front features prominent black trim around the lower grille opening, which looks more pronounced on the M Performance variant. The outboard intakes also feature additional glossy black trim.

At the rear, a sporty bumper appliqué encompasses the rear marker lights in triangular shapes, looking a lot like the M Performance-badged saloon. The estate also rides lower on its suspension, denoting its sportier status, and it’s likely larger than the current-generation offering. The 5 Series saloon grew by 8.6 cm in length and 3.3 cm in width, which should only benefit the estate’s cargo capacity.

We know BMW will be offering the 5 Series Touring with a full-fat M variant. Our spy photographers have spotted it testing at the Nurburgring. Powertrain details remain elusive, but all indicators suggest it’ll borrow the hybrid powertrain from the XM SUV. The electrified V8 makes 735 bhp and 737 lb-ft of torque, while the estate is expected to deliver 718 bhp.

We hope to see the next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring debut before the end of the year. But we wouldn’t be surprised if the big reveal didn’t happen until early 2024, and we probably still have to wait for the hotter M5 Touring to debut, as BMW likes to stagger the launch of new models and variants.