During the unveiling of the 2023 BMW i5, Frank Weber hinted at a Touring car branch of the electric offering. According to a forum post on enthusiast websites, the future M5 will include a hybrid drivetrain and will also be available in Touring car form. According to whispers and rumours, the M5 emblem will also be available in a Touring model, with manufacturing expected to commence near the end of Q3 2024. Production of the sedan form is expected to commence in the second quarter of next year.
Rumours have long suggested that the upcoming M5 will be powered by the same engine that powers the XM. This would imply that the new M5 would be driven by a hybrid 4,4-litre twin-turbocharged V8, giving the performance sedan a power output of around 521 kW!
According to reports, the plug-in hybrid system will use a 10,5-kWh battery pack, giving the M5 an electric driving range of up to 80 kilometers. The M5 will be equipped with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Furthermore, the future performance saloon will most likely be outfitted with a number of performance features comparable to the firm’s front-running M badge products, such as adaptive suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and even a limited-slip differential.
The appearance will be more aggressive than the current M model, with wider air intakes, a more noticeable rear spoiler, and quad exhaust pipes.
It’s worth noting that these are simply rumors, and nothing has been confirmed by BMW. However, because these renderings by X-Tomi Design are based on spy images and other sources, they may be an accurate portrayal of what will eventually arrive. We’ll have to wait till the formal reveal of the 2024 M5 to see how accurate they are!