In the seventh generation, the M5 will become more powerful and will switch to electric traction
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.