2025 BMW M5 Hybrid from close range
The rear end of the 2025 BMW M5 has already been leaked; However, this did not stop BMW’s testing process. Recently, a camouflaged G90 BMW M5 hybrid was spotted in Germany, dressed in full camouflage and adorned with plastic cladding that hides its body lines. With the back-end design already revealed, the focus now turns to the front-end design. Although it may not come as a surprise either. During the launch of the BMW i5 M60, BMW’s head of design, Domagoj Dukec, mentioned that the new 2025 BMW M5 will share a similar front-end design.
Typical M design
He was probably referring to the kidney grille with its horizontal slats and thick black outer rim, which is a distinctive feature. As is usual for all full M models, the 2025 BMW M5 is expected to feature a muscularly designed front bumper, equipped with large air inlets and prominent air outlets. The lighting elements may remain largely unchanged, but the hood will likely display sharper, sportier design lines, as on M cars.
Moving to the rear, the new BMW M5 is expected to feature an unusual separate diffuser, an angular rear bumper, a large spoiler on the trunk lid, and a traditional quad exhaust system. Notably, there is a low-mounted reverse light located between the two diffuser elements. Additionally, you can expect wide fenders, a feature of high-performance M models. The powerful corners of the bumper have slightly slanted vertical reflectors, which appear taller than those of the i5 M60, giving the rear a more striking appearance. It is worth noting that the electric M Performance version will likely have a smaller rear spoiler and a less aggressive diffuser compared to the standard M5.
718 horsepower, 50 mile range
The second ever M Hybrid comes with the V8 engine used by XM. We hear it will have 718 hp which is down from the 748 hp available in the XM Label Red. But the future BMW M5 Competition will likely bring more power. The all-electric driving range can extend up to 50 miles (rivaling that of the XM) according to WLTP standards. The US EPA’s standards are likely to be a bit less optimistic. We’re sure an eight-speed automatic transmission will make an appearance here, as it does elsewhere in the BMW lineup.
But what’s great is that BMW is bringing back the performance car after nearly 15 years since the last M5 Touring E61 left the assembly line. The G90 BMW M5 will enter production in July 2024, followed by the G99 M5 Touring in November. We expect the sedan to be unveiled next spring, or early summer, either at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este or at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.