Electric Range of the Next BMW M5 could exceed 50 Miles

Prototypes have been spotted with a fuel cap on the charging port, so it is known that the next-generation BMW M5 will be a plug-in hybrid. While the super sedan will have more power, the PHEV system will also add weight. Moreover, its electric range is not being discussed yet.

Electric Range of the Next BMW M5 could exceed 50 Miles

Many are still debating how far an M5 can go without petrol, and it is already 2022. “The times they are a-changin”, as Bob Dylan put it. According to Auto Express, the Bavarian performance sedan will surpass the EV range of the X5 xDrive45. Based on WLTP, the electric SUV achieves a range of 54 miles (87 kilometres) in Europe. In the United States, EPA gives a range of 31 miles (50 kilometres).

Electric Range of the Next BMW M5 could exceed 50 Miles

The better aerodynamics and lighter weight of the M5 than the plug-in hybrid SUV prove that assumptions are correct. According to the British publication, the engineers will adopt the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 from the M5 CS. Before the new S68 engine finds its way to other M models, it is on its way for the production-ready XM.

If the Concept XM goes into production before the end of the year, logic tells us many will learn more about the next M5. Since the days of a three-pedal M5 no longer exist, xDrive will be standard equipment. We can say similar things about an automatic transmission. With a low manual take rate and even more power, investing in a manual gearbox no longer makes sense from a business perspective. Fortunately, you can still buy a clutch pedal for the M3/M4 in the upcoming M2.

The year 2024 is the expected date for the launch of the next M5. This assumption is based on the company’s idea to launch the new 5 Series / i5 in 2023.

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