The facelifted BMW 5 Series G30 was debuted about a week ago and the BMW M CEO, Markus Flasch, has confirmed on an Instagram post that the facelifted BMW M5 F90 will be revealed in the next coming weeks. Some rumours have surfaced about the future M5, which is said to be electrified and making it the first-ever fully electric BMW M car. In the past, people have been asking if whether BMW M GmbH is planning to put full electric cars on the production line which will serve as performance EV cars in the line-up.
According to an article by Car Magazine UK, the next BMW M5, codenamed the G60 and it should be revealed in 2024, it will be a full-electric car or possibly a plug-in hybrid. The article further mentions the intended figures for the next M5 with a WLTP range of 700 km on a single charge, a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 2.9 seconds and a power output of around a 1000 hp (745 kW). Those are some pretty big numbers and if BMW M can achieve all of this, then it’s evident that they have declared a rivalry with the Porsche Taycan.
I am really surprised that already a popular and most respected performance division is heading for the EV path and what impact will this have on the M purists who have come to love the brand for making high-end performance cars with exhilarating petrol noise. It’s not easy to create an electric car that is expected to perform like an M3, they are heavy and drain the battery quickly under intense driving. Therefore, the solution would be to create a well-balanced chassis and use lightweight material, that is something BMW’s CLAR platform should answer.
We are yet to receive confirmation news on the BMW M5 CS release date and how much power will it make. I believe that the automotive industry is taking a much quicker step in shifting to the EV era than we thought and the market must catch on. At the end of the day, whether you admit it or not, this is all about making money.
Sources: BMWBlog, Car Magazine UK