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2025 BMW M5: A Sedan with 717-HP Hybrid Powertrain

The 2025 BMW M5 has been unveiled. The M5 is part of BMW’s seventh-generation 5 Series incorporating advancements in technology and performance. For the first time, the M5 features a plug-in hybrid system, mixing traditional V8 power with modern electric propulsion.

2025 BMW M5: A Sedan with 717-HP Hybrid Powertrain

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The 2025 M5 is exclusively available as a plug-in hybrid combining a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with an electric motor. This setup offers a performance boost and the added benefit of an estimated 25 miles of electric-only driving range.

BMW is introducing an M5 Touring wagon variant for the U.S. market, providing additional cargo space while retaining the performance characteristics of the M5.


The 2025 BMW M5 has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine. A 194-horsepower electric motor supplements the V8, contributing to a combined output of 717 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

A 14.8-kWh lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor and is situated under the car’s floor to optimize weight distribution.

The electric motor can temporarily boost torque from 206 to 332 pound-feet using a special pre-gearing function.

The 2025 BMW M5 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 mph but can be increased to 190 mph with the optional BMW Driver’s Package.


The 2025 BMW M5 tips the scales at 5390 pounds, which is 1153 pounds heavier than its previous model. The car is 1.2 inches longer, 2.7 inches wider and 2.1 inches taller than the outgoing M5 Competition.

The wheelbase is extended by 0.9 inches. This makes the M5 heavier than even the fully electric 2024 i5 M60 xDrive sedan.

Drive Modes

The 2025 BMW M5 has five drive modes, Electric, Hybrid, eControl, Dynamic and Dynamic Plus each tailored to different driving conditions and preferences.

Offers up to 87 mph of silent driving with an approximate range of 25 miles. Serves as the default, balancing both power sources for efficiency.

Conserves battery power for later use. Reserved for high-performance driving, ideal for track use. Drivers can fine-tune the throttle response, transmission behavior, chassis settings, steering feedback and brake characteristics.

The xDrive system allows for customized power distribution between front and rear axles. Engaged by pulling the left-hand shift paddle, it maximizes powertrain and chassis performance for rapid acceleration between 20 and 90 mph.

Advanced Suspension

The 2025 BMW M5 features a reinforced chassis with additional cross-bracing for improved rigidity. The suspension system includes steel springs and adaptive dampers with electromagnetically controlled valves for dynamic adjustment of damping forces on each wheel.

This system reduces the turning radius at low speeds and enhances agility during high-speed maneuvers. The 2025 BMW M5 is equipped with six-piston calipers and large disc brakes.

Optional carbon ceramic brakes provide increased stopping power and reduce overall weight by about 55 pounds.

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The 2025 BMW M5’s exterior features an aggressive design compared to the standard 5-series, with carbon-fiber channels and a redesigned kidney grille.

The fenders are wider, with the front expanding by 3 inches and the rear by 1.9 inches. The rear of the car is by four exhaust tips that emerge through an aerodynamic diffuser.

The 2025 BMW M5 now comes with wheel sizes 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and a track width increased by 0.4 inches for improved stability.


The 2025 BMW M5 combines the elegance of the 5 Series with additional carbon fiber and unique M-specific elements.

The three-spoke M leather steering wheel includes a flat bottom and a red center marker at the 12 o’clock position for easy reference during spirited driving.

The center console houses controls for various settings including drive modes and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) adjustments.

The car features BMW’s latest 8.5 operating system with M-specific displays and functionalities. A heads-up display and in-car entertainment options like video streaming and AirConsole games are standard.

Other Features

While exact fuel economy figures are not yet available, the hybrid system is expected to provide better fuel efficiency than the previous M5 which was rated at 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.

The new hybrid system is expected to deliver a combined gasoline-electric efficiency of around 50 MPGe.

The 2025 BMW M5 features a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch central touchscreen running BMW’s iDrive 8.5 software. This system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Additional features include video streaming and gaming capabilities for use when the vehicle is parked.

BMW offers a limited warranty covering four years or 50,000 miles with the same coverage for the powertrain.

The 2025 BMW M5 includes complimentary scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.

The 2025 BMW M5 has a wheelbase of 118.3 inches, a length of 200.6 inches, a width of 77.6 inches and a height of 59.4 inches with a trunk volume of 17 cubic feet.

The car’s estimated performance includes a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, a 1/4-mile time of 10.8 seconds and a top speed ranging from 155 mph to 190 mph.

Estimated EPA fuel economy ratings suggest 16 mpg combined with a boost to 50 MPGe when combining gasoline and electric power.


The 2025 BMW M5 starts at $120,675, which is nearly $9,000 more than the 2023 M5’s base price. The M5 will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July with production commencing the same month. It is expected to hit dealerships worldwide by November 2024.

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