The latest BMW 5 Series has been unveiled, along with the all-electric i5. However, the high-performance M5 is yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, spy photos of the production model have surfaced, giving us a glimpse of what to expect. The most noticeable change is the more aggressive nose, which is not as controversial as some of BMW’s recent models.
The M5 will feature relatively modest, traditional kidney grilles, similar to the regular 5 Series variants. However, compared to the 4 Series and iX, among others, the kidneys are smaller. Underneath the kidneys, there is a sharply angled trapezoidal intake with the wide part at the bottom. The M5 also has prominent intakes on either side for aerodynamics and a fairly pronounced lower spoiler.
Looking at the sides of the M5, it adopts new mirrors with in-board extensions like other M models. The fenders look wider, and the rocker panels appear more extended to match the fenders. The wheels are unique and have an almost brutalist aesthetic.
While the back of the M5 is still well covered, we can see that the rear bumper has been reworked around the diffuser area. It also features dual exhaust with twin tips on each side. Near those tips are warning signs that note the M5 is a hybrid, just like in previous spy shots. Rumors suggest that it will be a plug-in hybrid with more than 700 horsepower and all-wheel drive, putting it on a level similar to the XM Red Label.
With the regular 5 Series and i5 introduced this year, we can expect the M5 to be revealed either at the end of this year or in the first half of next year. It will probably be available in standard and Competition trims to start. We’ll be curious if BMW introduces an even faster Red Label variant as well. Pricing will almost certainly start above $100,000 like the current M5.
In conclusion, the upcoming BMW M5 is set to be a game-changer in the high-performance car market. With its aggressive design, hybrid engine, and all-wheel drive, it’s sure to turn heads and make a statement. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new model.