It looks like BMW is ready to step into the modern electric vehicle era. The BMW M5 series sedan from 2024 will only be available in either PHEV or full-electric powertrain, according to the report.
Currently, a V8 type gasoline engine powers the BMW M5. However, Bavarian Motor Works recently introduced a plug-in hybrid variant to its 5-series lineup with up to 70 MPG fuel-efficiency. Meaning the everlasting electrification has already begun.
The BMW M5 Plug-in hybrid will have a V8 engine along with electric motors. If we refer to Car Magazine UK, the hybrid powertrain of M5 will produce around 750 BHP and 999 Nm of torque.
On the other hand, electrified M5 will be even more interesting. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 BMW M5.
2024 All-Electric BMW M5
BMW will use a large 135 kWh battery with Gen V pouch type-cells. The batteries can be connected to a 400 V charger that would be sufficient enough for up to 350 kW charging rate. However, later it’ll be upgraded to an 800 V charger using the same technology that Porsche used in its Taycan.
Furthermore, the electric M5 will have a WLTP range of around 435 miles, which translates to about 310 miles, according to the EPA cycle.
When it comes to power output, the BMW M5 electric vehicle will have three 250 kW motors: two at the rear and one at the front that will spin the wheels. Together, these motors will produce more than 1000 BHP or 750 kW.
Additionally, the electric BMW M5 will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds. It’s quicker than the Tesla Model 3.
So far, the specs seem satisfactory. However, the chances are that the BMW M5 will have a price range close to that of the Model S or maybe even more expensive.
This seems evident as one of the members of M division R&D said, the biggest challenge is the cost. Additionally, he mentions, the only advantage that BMW has is its ride, handling, and on-road presence.
What do you guys think about the price range of the electric BMW M5?