Next-generation BMW M5 possesses hybrid power
Next generation BMW 5 Series It is expected to launch in 2023, and as these spy footage reveals, the Bavarian manufacturer has already begun work on the development of the new M5 supercar that will launch a year later.
Next BMW M5 will adopt a hybrid powertrain from the upcoming XM super SUV, rumored to develop 737bhp.
This Auto Express exclusive render shows what the next-generation BMW M5 could look like. The next 5 Series has a larger front grille than current cars, even if it has stopped using the giant’s nostril-style grille. M3 and M4.
Our renders show that the new M5 will look more aggressive than ever; The front end will have laser-illuminated headlights, along with a more sculpted front bumper and bonnet. It shares the same front wing design as the new 2 Series, giving the M5 badge a prominent place on the wing.
At the rear, our image shows a steeper rear end compared to the current M5, following the same trend as 2 Lines and i4.
As always, the new M5 will use wider rails than the regular 5 Series to improve handling, hence the wheel extensions of this test mule. The side sills will also be enhanced for a sportier look. The vehicle in development is labeled a ‘hybrid test vehicle’ and has a charging port behind the front wheels, confirming that the new M5 will be a dip into the mixture.
Like its predecessors, the new M5 gets a set of quad exhaust pipes housed in a deeply carved rear bumper, and the taillights look much smaller than before. BMW has once again used riveted panels to shield what looks like a small spoiler.
The power and performance of the new BMW M5
The new M5 could get the same hybrid powertrain as the upcoming XM flagship, which is set to launch this year. The SUV will likely use the most powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 from BMW currently, M5 CS, combined with the hybrid system from the X5 xDrive45e PHEV. This will deliver a total of 737bhp and a torque output of around 1,000Nm. The hybrid system will also enable electric power for the first time in an M5; The X5 xDrive45e can go 54 miles in EV mode, and the M5 can improve this figure with lower weight and improved aerodynamics.
The new M5 will continue to be all-wheel drive, with a choice of drive modes to alter the system’s torque distribution. A dual-clutch transmission is unlikely, as BMW switches from a DCT to a traditional automatic with the current M3, M4 and M5. An upgraded version of the current car’s eight-speed automatic transmission is expected, to cope with the new car’s extra torque.
The M5’s cabin will be all-new and borrowed from next year’s 5 Series, featuring BMW features i drive 8 infotainment systems. This combines a 14.9-inch central touchscreen with a 12.3-inch digital dashboard beneath a curved glass, with features like 5G connectivity and an augmented reality navigation system.
The new M5 is expected to go on sale in 2024.
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