This will be the norm. Everything that will evolve in the automobile over the next few years will necessarily be electrified, and the BMW M5 2023 will be no exception.
We have already seen for a few weeks the first spy images of the next generation of the BMW 5 Series. Considering the fact that the current version dates from 2017, it is expected that the 8e Series 5 will arrive for 2023.
Recover the delay
BMW is active in electrification with the i4 and iX, but still stands out with its absence in the mid-size sedan segment. In this regard, BMW is behind as the list of competitors grows year after year: Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT, Mercedes-Benz EQS and Lucid Air will all be accessible by the end. of the year.
The power to choose
BMW will therefore offer the i5 on the basis of the next 5 Series which will be built on the CLAR platform. Consequently, BMW’s strategy of being called “Power of Choice” or “the power to choose” will likely allow buyers to play with the 5 Series, which will offer a host of powertrains.
Old and new
We know that the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter V6 will be rolled over as will a more efficient evolution of the 530th plug-in hybrid. It is the M550i which will be entitled to the most important change. Forget the old, but still competent, 4.4-liter V8. The M550i will have a V6, but with electric assist on the rear axle, which would raise power to around 500 horsepower.
As for the M5, the V8 will continue its journey, but to get additional horsepower, BMW will integrate electric motors. With this approach, BMW is aligning itself with the strategy announced by Mercedes-AMG and the new era of powertrains that will begin with the C63 2023.
Not just for the M5
Rumor has it we’ll see the M5 share its mechanics with the X8 M which could produce up to 750 horsepower. This is much more than the 627 of the M5 CS 2021 which crowns the current M5. All of this remains to be confirmed in the coming months, but one thing is certain, electrification is entering through the front door on the eighth generation of the 5 Series.