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2025 BMW M5 Hybrid... Superior Control and High Efficiency

BMW unveiled its new hybrid car, the BMW M5 2025, a car that offers great power, high efficiency, and superior control.

With an increase in power compared to its predecessor, the 2025 BMW M5 is here. The big news is that the world’s most powerful super sedan, the BMW M Series, has finally accepted the electrification switch.

2025 BMW M5 Hybrid sleek exterior design

This is important information for M fans, from the Bavarian company, fans will undoubtedly disagree about this decision, which is perhaps more important than the model's switch from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive. This is especially true when they learn how much it all weighs.

2025 BMW M5 Hybrid: Superior Control and High Efficiency

In fact, the possibility of a hybrid M5 has been discussed for some time and seemed inevitable. Sticking with the booming V8 was something Mercedes might have decided not to do with the next-generation E63, but BMW didn’t have to.

BMW M5 2025 engine

  • You'll be happy to know that the M5 still features a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8, which produces 717 PS (727 hp / 535 kW) and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque.

  • Even without the help of an electric motor, the power of the combustion engine is somewhat less than the outgoing car's 600 horsepower.

  • The internal combustion part of the hybrid car generates 577 hp (569 hp / 424 kW) between 5600 and 6500 rpm and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque, which can be reached from the drivetrain of the latest seventh-generation M5. From as low as 1800 rpm.

  • Although tuned differently, the engine is the same S68 found in the flagship XM super SUV.

  • The new M5 and XM engines are actually very similar, with the electric motor boosting the cars' total output to 194 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

2025 BMW m5 overweight

  • The inability of both the flagship XM and the new M5 to hide their fleshiness is one thing they have in common.

  • For the M5, the switch to electric motors and hybrid-only batteries has resulted in weight gain.

  • The curb weight of the incoming 2025 M5 is an incredible 5,390 pounds (2,445 kg), in contrast to the departing M5 sedan's 4,345 pounds (1,971 kg).

  • This represents a 24% weight increase between the two versions. Yes, luxury-focused performance vehicles, like the M5, tend to get heavier over time.

  • But when it came time to switch from the 2012 M5 F10's rear-wheel drive to the 2017 F90's all-wheel drive, the latter was actually lighter, thanks to a number of weight-saving strategies put in place to offset the new drivetrain.

2025 BMW M5 is more powerful but slower

Even with the 16 percent increase in power, the 2025 BMW M5 is actually slower to 60 mph (96 km/h) than the previous M5, which can be explained by the extra weight.

While it may be a small difference, the F90 M5 completed the race in 3.2 seconds, and the new 2025 G90 M5 will require a bit longer, at 3.4 seconds.

For the record, the 627-hp M5 CS shaved off more time from 0 to 60 mph, taking just 2.9 seconds, compared to the 617-hp F90 -generation M5 's quicker acceleration of 3.1 seconds.

Top speed remains 155 mph (250 km/h) or 190 mph (306 km/h) if the M Driver's Package is used.

Hybrid power in the 2025 BMW M5

What use does a hybrid system serve, if not for increased top speed or outright acceleration? According to BMW, the M5 will be able to travel 25 miles (40 km) on electricity alone without emitting any emissions.

Of course, there’s more to the BMW M5 than just its acceleration. Its drivetrain is renowned for delivering flexible power that the driver can handle.

The V8 is said to have a high rpm limit, and the electric component will provide consistent power throughout the rev range.

An eight-speed M Steptronic gearbox controls everything, and an innovative pre-gear step between the electric motor rotor and the automatic transmission's input shaft raises the engine's true power from 207 lb-ft (281 Nm) to 332 lb-ft (450 Nm).

BMW also revealed the new “Boost Control” technology. All vehicle functions can be adjusted to their most active settings by pulling and holding the left shifter. This allows quick reactions without having to mentally juggle adjusting the Sport mode settings.

All-wheel drive in the BMW M5 2025

Like its predecessor, the new 2025 M5 is equipped with all-wheel drive. All four wheels receive power from the default option.

However, if you want to engage in some drifting with the old M cars, you can either opt for a rear-biased all-wheel-drive configuration or if you're feeling really daring, disable front-wheel drive entirely for some old-fashioned rear-wheel-drive antics.

The Active M Differential in the all-wheel drive system can control the power distribution between the left and rear wheel sets as well as the torque split between the axles.

The M5 may compensate for the consequences of understeer by applying power to one tire, depending on what the car's computer determines is the optimal course of action.

Unique features to increase performance

As expected, the M5 features a host of unique vehicle features that have been optimized to raise the performance bar of the premium sedan.

For example, the suspension has been completely rebuilt compared to the regular variants, and the engine and transmission mounts are model-specific.

Lighter aluminum components were added to the front double wishbone configuration to reduce unsprung mass (any little help these days).

The rear suspension has new steering arms, camber adjustment arms, and trail control arms.

BMW M5 2025 design

  • The design hasn't been discussed yet. While the new M5's appearance isn't quite as stunning as we've come to expect from BMW, it's still hard to call it "beautiful."

  • Due to dissatisfaction with the BMW kidney grille, the grille now has a glossy black "closed" shape in the middle that houses several driver assistance systems.

  • But there's a question of whether BMW is trying to accustom us to blurry design boundaries because it almost looks like an electric car.

  • The perimeter of the grille can of course be illuminated, so why not? The M5 model identification is displayed on a single bar that runs horizontally above the grille.

BMW M5 2025 wheels

The M5 's front wheels are 3 inches wider and the rear wheels are 1.9 inches wider than the stock car's wheels.

The 2025 M5's wheels are 20 inches in length at the front and 21 inches at the rear, with progressive width and diameter.

Three different wheel styles are available, and the performance tires are 285/40 ZR20 front and 295/35 ZR21 rear.

Behind the wheels are some cool brake discs that can fit on a trash can lid.

There is no doubt that these wheels, measuring 16 inches in the front and 15.7 inches in the rear, exceed the size of the wheels of many low-cost cars. A six-piston front caliper and a single-piston floating rear caliper are included.

2025 BMW m5 brakes

Opting for M carbon ceramic brakes, which will shave 55 pounds (or 1% of the curb weight), is an exercise in futility. Plus, you'll enjoy standard features, like improved fade resistance and gold-plated tweezers.

Functional air vents that form part of the car’s cooling system are located behind the front wheel arches. They direct the airflow to two additional remote radiators. Dual black chrome exhaust pipes and a rear spoiler are added to the rear. Aerodynamic mirrors and an M5 badge mounted on the D- D-pillar are other notable features.

New interior lighting and steering wheel

The new M5 won't be available with any fancy carbon seat options, unlike the M2. The M Multifunction seats, on the other hand, are advertised as offering a compromise between on-track assistance and long-distance comfort.

Interior upholstery comes in a variety of colors, but BMW's top choice for 2025 is the BMW Individual full leather Merino Metallic package.

With the deep dark grey/pearl effect and the black/dark purple two-tone colorway presented in the leather itself, especially for the headrest and shoulder parts of the seats, the effect is expected to be quite eye-catching.

Steering wheel in BMW M5 2025

The steering wheel has a new look and is now standard with heating which (hopefully) isn't hidden behind a paywall.

Along with the standard Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, head-up display, and Sky Lounge panoramic roof, the M5 also has specially designed interior lighting.

The operating system in BMW M5 2025

BMW OS 8.5 is the latest. We disagree with this operating system's primary goal of removing more physical buttons from car interiors.

The curved screen, which consists of a larger 14.9-inch control panel and a 12.3-inch information display, contains many of the M's visual icons.

Those who prefer lighter surfaces may specify the carbon upper for a weight saving of 66 pounds.

BMW M5 2025 price

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​next month, the 2025 BMW M5 will make its world debut.

In July, the company's Dingolfing plant will also begin production. Starting at $119,500 plus $1,175 destination and handling.

The base MRO will represent a 16 percent increase over the $102,600 starting price of the 2018 M5.