Since the 2025 BMW M5 was launched back in 1998, it was distinguished by its dynamic as well as its powerful motor. It was initially straight-six engines and then went on by using V-8, or even V-10 engines, but regardless it had, it always had plenty of power behind the hood. The most powerful model is, of course, the current generation M5, which has at least 591 horsepower from a raging V-8.
The M5’s seventh generation is expected to adopt a different strategy It will be a hybrid! It shouldn’t come as a surprise since most manufacturers are working to upgrade their product line-up and it’s been a topic of discussion for quite some time. However, now, BMW M Workshop Manager, Hans Rahn, has said that the M5’s next model is a hybrid.
2025 BMW M5 Hybrid Redesign
Rumors of the next M5 being a hybrid date back to the year 2000 the year that U.K.’s Car Magazine announced the M5’s next model would likely be the first vehicle from BMW to be powered by electricity. These rumors have been verified through BMW M workshop manager Hans Rahn at a press conference held at the BMW M headquarters in Garching, Germany. Rahn said that the M5’s next model will feature a “plug-in hybrid” powertrain paired with a “twin-turbo V8.”
This announcement confirms yet another report that suggested that the new M5 will be mechanically similar to the coming XM. The official launch of the new M5 isn’t until 2024. This date falls with the 40th anniversary of the M5 which means there’s still plenty of time to speculate. As of now, however, it’s believed that the final horsepower is expected to be between the 640 and 740 horsepower range. The highest horsepower will be seen on the Competition version due to the “over-boost” function. Whatever the M5’s next generation will be stronger than the current version? It will also challenge the competition to the base. Take a look at the fact the next Mercedes-AMG E63 is rumored to offer “only” 643 horsepower. The M5 that follows will be a pure electric vehicle with a range of approximately 80 kilometers (roughly fifty miles).
However you think, M5’s next model will be hybrid is a positive thing. This means that the V-8 will continue to run for a time because hybridization can keep the emissions and the consumption of fuel under control. However, it gives BMW the time to get ready for an all-electric model which will be available sometime after 2030.
Each generation of the 2025 BMW M5 is considered a benchmark among performance cars, and the shift from the nameplate to an electrified age is a huge issue for this Bavarian automaker. The flagship model for performance in the G60 5-Series is expected to be available in 2024, with an extremely strong hybrid powertrain that plugs into a plug and it will be sporting the body style that was used in the estate in addition to the classic sedan.
Photographers from our spy camera have spotted models of the M5’s next-generation testing and fine-tuning ahead of the official launch. The models were seen both inside and outside the track and were spotted with different degrees of camouflage. Utilizing the power of software to edit photos we attempted to discover the hidden secrets of the model using our rendering from our earlier scoop reports.
The new M5 seems to be more refined and less obtrusive in comparison in contrast to the “in-your-face” looks of the typical G60 5-Series and the admittedly active M Performance bumpers. On the front, we’ll see the M5 has a massive and complicated lower bumper intake, surrounded by two smaller air inlets along the sides, and an updated grille that features the familiar M5 logo. Additionally, there’s an opportunity that BMW designers will modify the bonnet to create a more sporty appearance, and also make minor adjustments to the shape of the headlights like they did with the M2 entry-level model.
The appearance of the M5 is distinctive by its distinctive alloy wheels that hide the brakes that are larger behind them larger fenders, which cover larger tracks as well as a charging port and maybe a pair of side gills similar to those found in other fully-fledged BMW M models. On the back spy shots show the standard quad tailpipes, likely paired with a large diffuser and lip spoiler.
Inside the interior, there is a Curved Display equipped with a 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster as well as a 14.9-inch touchscreen for infotainment will be part of the lower 5-Series and the i5 (see this gallery). The interiors of the M5 will be adorned with many sporty details such as bolstered seats with heavier weight and aluminum pedals, a dark headliner, scratch plates, and more. In addition, there will be additional BMW M emblems and carbon-fiber parts.
The CS, which is a limited-production model, was released in the summer of 2008. The 2025 BMW M5 CS is the most powerful M5 model ever produced, boasting 627 horsepower (468 kW or 636 PS) and 500 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, thanks to Twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. But it is expected that this CS could soon be snubbed of its title by a significant difference. G60 BMW M5 will reportedly generate as high as 790 horsepower (588 kW/800 PS) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque, bringing it close to supercar levels and reducing the acceleration figures more.
The substantial increase in output is made possible through the addition of an electric motor that is likely to be included in the eight-speed automated gearbox. The e-motor will operate with an upgraded model of the Twin-Turbo V8 and the power will be distributed across all 4 wheels. The lithium-ion battery can provide an emission-free mode The M5 will be the second PHEV with M-brand after that of the XM flagship SUV and exceeding the former’s 738 hp (550 kW/748 PS) combined output.
To accommodate the power of all that, BMW M engineers will play with the larger 199.2 inches (5,060 millimeters) chassis. It’s safe to say that the car will be able to inherit the most recent technology in adaptive suspension brakes, electronics, and braking to provide the best performance as well as handling and comfort. In the end, the M5 was intended to be a cruiser for long distances.
2025 BMW M5 Hybrid Confirmed
After the overwhelmingly positive response to the M3 Touring, BMW decided to revive it as the 2025 BMW M5 Touring as a more sensible and family-friendly option to the M3 Touring performance sedan. While the standard 5-Series Touring it’s based on isn’t yet available however, the company released official teasers for the M-branded estate and making a commitment to launch it in 2024.
This is the very first M5 Touring with an electrified powertrain and all-wheel-drive. This makes it a direct rival to Audi RS6. Audi RS6 which will soon be a “more extreme” variant. Then add the upcoming plug-in hybrid Mercedes AMG E 63 E-Performance to the mix and you’ll be in for a tense competition against the Germans. We hope that BMW will introduce its M5 Touring to North America this time around since only the sedan models of previous generations crossed the Atlantic.
Are you excited about the upcoming model of the 2025 BMW M5 Touring? We are expecting the estate and performance sedan to launch by mid-2024 and will be available one year later than the current 5-Series/i5 lineup.