The next M5 is slated to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a twin-turbo V8, a lithium-ion battery, and an electric motor integrated into an 8 speed automatic.
BMW introduced the redesigned 5-Series last month, so attention is turning to its high-performance counterpart. Set to be introduced next year, the 2025 M5 has been spied on the Nürburgring and it looks right at home thanks to an aggressive appearance that will likely prove controversial.
The front end will undoubtedly be the biggest point of contention as it sports an edgy intake with a large central support. It’s flanked by triangular intakes, which are apparently surrounded by slender intakes of their own.
Capping things off are triangular air curtains and familiar headlights. They should be joined by a more aggressive grille and a hood with a recessed center.
There isn’t much else to see, but the prototype sports slick wheels and a high-performance braking system. They’re joined by flush-mounted door handles, a front fender charging port, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. It’s also worth noting the model will be larger than its predecessor as the standard sedan grows 3.4 inches (86 mm) and has a 0.8 inch (20 mm) longer wheelbase.
This time, our spy photographers didn’t get a good look inside, but we know that the cabin will follow in the footsteps of the regular model. This means we can expect a Curved Display that consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment system running BMW OS 8.5.