The biggest, baddest BMW sedan is about to go hybrid.
The 2024 BMW M5 has been snapped during testing, wearing a yellow sticker on its rear window indicating it’s a hybrid.
Power is expected to come from a version of the plug-in hybrid setup that will debut in the XM SUV.
It combines a new V8 engine with an electric motor to punch out a combined 480kW of power and 800Nm of torque. Claimed electric-only range on the WLTP test cycle is 80km.
The XM has a hybrid-specific M xDrive all-wheel drive system which includes an electronic rear differential lock in the rear axle transmission.
It also features an active anti-roll system, although it’s not clear if the lower-riding M5 will require the same tech.
Both cars use a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display situated in a wraparound housing.
The next BMW 5 Series will share its platform and basic design with the i5 electric car.
The current-generation BMW 5 Series has been on sale since 2016 and was facelifted in 2020.
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