The New BMW M5 is Much Heavier But Massively Powerful


the new bmw m5 is much heavier but massively powerful

The BMW M5 has a long and storied history as one of the best sports sedans on the market, but the car we have today is nothing like the one seen in earlier model years. BMW is gearing up for the release of an all-new M5 in 2025, and the car will arrive with a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time. Oh, and it’s also 1,000 pounds heavier than the last iteration.

The 2025 M5 weighs 5,390 pounds, more than a 2022 Chevy Tahoe, a 2024 Lucid Air Sapphire, and a new Range Rover Sport. It’s also almost 1,600 pounds heavier than the iconic E39-generation M5, which set the bar higher for four-door sports cars worldwide.

the new bmw m5 is much heavier but massively powerful

BMW promises that the extra heft won’t impact the car’s performance. Like its predecessor, the new M5 gets a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, but the addition of the plug-in hybrid powertrain pushes output to 717 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. That combination is good for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a 190-mph top speed. Power hits all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and BMW fits an Active M Differential to maximize traction.

Though the automaker made the M5 heavier and more complicated, it at least gave the car less polarizing styling than it did with other M models. It lacks the oversized “beaver-tooth” grille seen on the M3 and M4 and is otherwise a fairly standard-looking car.

the new bmw m5 is much heavier but massively powerful

[Images: BMW]

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