2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Goes Out For Testing Trials

2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid – It’s a good idea to be used to seeing BMW M prototypes that have stickers reading “hybrid test vehicle” because the M2 G87 coming out in October is Bavaria’s last performance model that is not equipped with electrification. The following models are going to have electrification of some form and including BMW M Workshop Manager Hans Rahn told Australian magazine Which Car earlier this month that the M5 will feature the hybrid plug-in powertrain.

2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Specs
2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Specs

The official also stated that it would continue to use the V8 engine as well, and was likely talking about the recently launched twin-turbo 4.4-liter engine that bears an “S68” codename. Our agents have been up close and personal with a mock-up of the M5 model, which did not come with all the body panels. The hefty wheel arches appear like they’ve been glued on, and don’t match the final look, however they do show how bigger the M5 will be when compared to the standard 5 Series.

2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Redesign

The rudimentary taillights and headlights are just placeholders, and will eventually be replaced with something better for the ready-to-production M5. The shape of the cluster and position isn’t likely to change, and only the insides will differ. It appears as if it’s stuck on the highway, the presently-in-progress M5 was equipped with gas caps in both of the rear quarter panels, which indicates it will be a “PHEV.

2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Concept
2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

If there was not an indicator that you’re dealing with one of the M5 models, the huge brakes at both axles prove that we’re dealing with the best of the best within the 5 Series family. In spite of the camouflaged appearance, the car’s prototype gives us the impression that BMW’s designers have decided to adopt a more slick design for the new 5er. It’s interesting that BMW chose to cover the Hofmeister kink in an extra layer of camo, but it did not do a good job in covering it from the iDrive 8 infotainment as we are able to see the screens side-by-side in a few of the photos that were taken at the Nurburgring.

Engine

It might have a lot more power (and perhaps weight) than the present car. Its most sporty form the super saloon possessed a powerful 627 bhp within the M5 CS and an electric motor can increase the power output up to 650 horsepower, to match the basic version of the forthcoming XM. It’s not clear whether the M5 will receive the more powerful V8 PHEV system of the XM which is a massive 700 horsepower. The normal 5 Series will break cover in 2023 when it is joined by a nearly identical electronic i5. We are betting on a release in 2024 for the M5.

Interior and Infotainment

There are no images yet of the BMW M5’s new interior, but you can expect lots of technology derived from the brand new BMW i4 and updated 3 Series. It could include the largest curved infotainment display with the most recent BMW iDrive system.

2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Review
2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Review

2024 BMW M5 Plug-in Hybrid Release Date & Price

It’s evident that it’s clear that the BMW M5 is still in its infancy stages of development. So, anticipate it to be on the roads by 2024. A price in the region of PS110,000 is plausible, indicating a rise by at least PS5,000 over the present non-hybrid car.