2024 BMW M5 First Spy Photos Confirm It Will Be A Plug-In Hybrid

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2024 BMW M5 First Spy Photos Confirm It Will Be A Plug-In Hybrid

The rumors were true – BMW will be electrifying the next-generation M5. Even though prototypes of the new 5 Series Sedan haven’t been caught yet in near-production form, our spies have already stumbled upon the flagship version flaunting its quad exhaust tips. You can tell by the sheer size of the brakes this isn’t your run-of-the-mill 5er, but the test vehicle is a lot more interesting than that.

A purist’s worth nightmare, the “Hybrid Test Vehicle” sticker on the driver’s door reveals the M5’s electrified nature. As if that wasn’t obvious enough, you can easily notice the flap on the front fender on the driver’s side further revealing it will be a PHEV. The extra fuel cap has just about the same size, shape, and position as the one you’ll find on the current 545e xDrive.

 

W retain the V8? If we were to bet, the answer would have to be yes. In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport last November, ex-M CEO Markus Flasch said the engineers are still finding ways to make the eight-cylinder engine (and the inline-six) more efficient to cut fuel consumption and meet stricter emissions regulations. The former M head honcho went as far as to say both performance engines will live to see 2030 at the very least.

 

For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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