The seventh-generation BMW M5 is expected to kick things up a notch with a new petrol-hybrid powertrain that will output over 700bhp.
Things will get interesting in the upcoming seventh-generation M5 after BMW announced that the car will get a new petrol-hybrid powertrain outputting over 700hp. The company recently announced that the upcoming M2 will be the final M car with a pure ICE powertrain, while the XM will be the first M model to be completely electrified.
The next-gen M5 is all set to debut in 2024 and will be among the first line of cars that will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain with more power. Apart from impressive output figures, reports citing sources close to the matter have also suggested that the car will offer limited electric drive compatibility.
While most details remain scarce at the moment, we know that the car will make do with a rear-mounted synchronous electric motor that will work in tandem with the brand’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that powers the current-gen M5. Like the current M5, the upcoming car will also channel the juice with the help of an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission with shift paddles at the steering wheel.
The car will also offer a fully variable xDrive four-wheel-drive system. Furthermore, the car will have widened front and rear tracks, a performance brake system and quad tailpipes, similar to the outgoing version. The car will have new front and rear bumpers, different alloy wheel options and M-badging all around including the interior that will also feature carbon-fibre bits and other unique M performance treatments.