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2024 BMW M5 spying from the inside out

BMW carupcoming high performance M5 The sedan is expected to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain (PHEV) and has been tracked inside for the first time ahead of its likely launch date in 2023.

Here BMW M5 the interior of the prototype bears a clear resemblance to a regular 5 Series prototype and there’s the Curved Monitor BMW rolling out in the automaker’s broader lineup. The rest of the interior is mostly covered with black panels.

One odd element in the interior of this prototype is the missing gear lever. There’s an allotment to it, but it looks like the shifter could be a hard switch like the one in the Volkswagen Golf Mk8.

There’s also a flat-bottomed steering wheel with toggles and buttons that appear very similar to the ones above iX SUV’s hexagonal steering wheel.

The exterior of this BMW M5 prototype largely resembles an earlier spy test mule, but lacks production-ready taillights. Instead, it is equipped with mock prototype units.

The power of the next-generation BMW M5 is expected to come from a version of the plug-in hybrid setup that debuted in XM SUV car.

Powering the XM is a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 145kW/280Nm electric motor with a 360kW/650Nm motor for a total system output of 480kW and 800Nm.

BMW is also working on a more powerful version of this powertrain for what hasn’t been revealed yet Red XM Label that increases the output power of the V8 to 430kW and 750Nm. It is good for transient system output of 550kW and 1000Nm.

The current M5 uses a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that produces 460kW and 750Nm.

The BMW XM features a hybrid-specific M xDrive all-wheel drive system, which includes an electronic rear differential lock in the rear transmission.

It also has an active anti-roll system, although it’s unclear if the lower-spec M5 requires the same technology.

The M5’s expected PHEV powertrain is confirmed by the presence of an ‘Electric Vehicle’ sticker plus a visible charging cap on the rear of the front wheel arches.

Like recent report, Bimmerpost Forum member ynguldyn, who claims to compile future product information from leaks inside BMW, says the next M5 will also be available in Touring trim.

The sedan, codenamed G90, will enter production in July 2024, with the next G99 Touring in November.

New M5 models coming after core 5 Lines range, is said to go into production in July 2023 with sedan guise and March 2024 with travel cover.

The Bimmerpost Users say the 5 Series will offer a range of petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains, dubbed the i5.

Level 3 autonomous driving technology will also be introduced in 2024.

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THAN: Everything BMW M5

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