Last week the BMW 5-series facelift was finally introduced, and now it’s waiting for the performance version of BMW’s seventh-generation mid-size sedan, the BMW M5.
We’ll probably have to wait a few more weeks for this, while Car Magazine heard from reliable sources that the next-generation M5 would draw its power from electric motors. If the rumor is true, BMW’s eighth-generation M5 will be the first M-car to be fully electrified and marketed as a “Power Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle”. Internal documents and some guesswork tell us that the PHEV will use the same engine in the upcoming X8 M, a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with an electric motor that produces 750 hp.
Three 250 kW electric motors will power the all-electric M5. It is also likely that BMW will upgrade to an 800V charger like the Porsche Taycan. With a maximum WLTP range of 700 kilometers, total power is estimated at 1000 hp / 750 kW and with a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.9 seconds.