In the seventh generation, the M5 will become more powerful and will switch to electric traction
The new generation of the Insiders at Car magazine claim that the “seventh” BMW M5 will be the first BMW M-unit model to offer customers a version without an internal combustion engine. It is assumed that the novelty will be equipped with an 800-volt electrical system, like the Porsche Taycan . is waiting for electrification: the sports sedan in the basic version will be equipped with a rechargeable hybrid 750-horsepower powerplant from the X8 M, and later the all-electric three-engine M5 with a total capacity of 1020 horsepower, new traction batteries and a range of 700 kilometres on a single charge will debut.
The M5 power plant “on batteries” will consist of two electric motors in the rear axle drive and a separate electric motor above the front axle. The output of each unit will be about 250 kilowatts (340 horsepower) so that the total power will reach 1020 forces. The predicted dynamics is an acceleration from standstill to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.9 seconds. The premiere of the electric emka will take place no earlier than 2024.
As for the seventh-generation hybrid M5, it will be equipped with a power plant consisting of a 4.4-litre V8 and a 200-horsepower electric motor, and the total return will reach 750 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. The debut of the seventh-generation gas-electric M5 is scheduled for 2023.
Probably, the new BMW M5 will be built around the electrified CLAR WE platform, and the i7 flagship sedan will be the closest “relative” to the model.
However, while BMW is focused on updating the current M5 family, a restyled sedan will be revealed in the coming weeks, and the range will probably be replenished with a lightweight “track” version of the M5 CS.