The Prospect Of A BMW 7 Series Touring Is Completely Laughable

Even though car manufacturers tend to always go back on their principles, odds are we’ll never see a Touring version of not only this all-new 7 Series, but any other future 7 Series as well.

Of course, never say never, right? What if..for some reason that we definitely can’t foresee, people in the future are going to start wanting to drive big, luxurious Estate cars. Does it sound completely silly?

In today’s world, yes, kind of. Besides, model line-ups are made up strategically so that if you ever need a bigger estate than say a 5 Series Touring or A6 Avant, you can just hop aboard a Sports Utility Vehicle, compact or full-size, and you’re good to go.

But who knows what those crazy future people will be like with their fancy air gestured digital world and self parking cars. Remember that BMW Vision Future Concept Estate rendering from last year?

Maybe there would be people interested in a full-size luxury Estate car, and maybe they would look pretty spectacular. But then you’d have to mess with the model’s legacy (in a way).

So what about the new 7 Series? Would it look good as a Touring model? Well, sure it would! Actually, this rendering looks pretty accurate – and we can tell it’s the long wheelbase version of the car.

However, realistically speaking, we’re well aware that odds are completely against this thing ever making it to the factory floor.

Also, it’s not like Mercedes would ever consider turning their iconic S-Class into an Estate. That would sort of defeat the purpose of calling these cars luxury limos.

Rendering courtesy of X-Tomi

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  • Sorastro

    If by “laughable” you mean, “maniacal laugh of glee” then yes, it is laughable.

  • Stephen Baxter

    Damn this looks good 🙂

  • Craig

    I’m not laughing. I think the idea of an ‘estate’ [i.e. ‘station wagon’] version of the flagship car would be a great idea.

  • Christian

    Looooook´s really nicccee, for a New 5-serie thou..

  • benT

    BMW 7 Series Touring Hearse.

  • Tinky-Winky

    I like estates, I think most of them look better than their sedan counterparts. 7-series would definitely look good as a touring. It would be a much better idea than 5-series GT, although I doubt it will ever happen.

  • NG212

    Audi was always most interested in this idea. They built an Avantissimo concept in 2001 that explored the prospect of an A8 wagon.

    Pretty sure they couldn’t make a business case, however, due to lack of demand. It makes sense — people who buy full-size luxury sedans want to demonstrate status, not practicality.

  • Mildred, Fetch the Children

    Somewhere among the one precent of the wealthy there is someone desiring such a model to allow their nanny to run about fetching their children whilst running errands. You can bet that if this model were ever to happen that there would be buyers for it.

  • Zandit75

    BMW will crush the idea of a wagon/estate straight away…….but a GT version…..Hmmmmmm, they may just do that!!
    ***Too much sarcasm for one post, I’m done now!!!****

  • europeon

    I think the estate body style makes a lot of sense on big luxury cars. Just think of all that interior space you’d have for the rear seats and other stuff like fridges, televisons and such.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I like it. It won’t ever happen because…SUVs! I don’t care, I still like it.

  • TheHake

    I’d LOVE a 7-series wagon, or an A8 wagon.

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