Next-gen BMW M5 flexes its hybrid muscle at the Nurburgring
Modern performance cars are taking the hybrid route as countries tighten emission regulations further. Recently, Lamborghini debuted its new flagship hybrid powertrain in the Revuelto. The next-gen BMW M5 will also get an electrified powertrain.
The BMW M5 hybrid was recently spotted testing around the Nurburgring. The performance sedan is rumored to get a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 plug-in hybrid similar to the BMW XM. This combination is capable of dishing out up to 735 hp and 735 lb-ft of torque. This motor puts out 644 hp and 590 lb-ft in its saner configuration.
The upcoming BMW M5 hybrid will also feature significant changes on the outside. The test mule reveals reprofiled twin-pod LED headlamps with a slimmer and wider kidney grille in the centre. The car adopts a new door handle design similar to the BMW M2.
The next-gen M5 retains its muscular look with flared wheel arches and a contoured hood. The rear will also get a thorough makeover featuring slim LED tail lights and quad exhausts.
The new M5 is expected to debut sometime in 2024. Rumor suggest that BMW might also offer an M5 Touring this time around.