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2025 BMW M5

After the recently introduced BMW X3 (G45), the Bavarian manufacturer has now revealed a new generation of high-performance sedans, the BMW M5. It is the most powerful M5 ever, but also much heavier than its predecessor.

The new M5 has retained its distinctive design, but is slightly wider than its predecessor. Buyers can now choose between 20 and 21-inch wheels with 410mm front and 400mm rear disc brakes, while optional carbon-ceramic brakes come with 420mm front discs and six-piston calipers.

Most of the changes were under the bonnet, which is a 4.4-L biturbo V8 engine combined with an electric motor with a total output of 727 hp (542 kW) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. That’s enough power for the car (500 kg heavier than its predecessor) to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph). It is equipped with a 14.8 kWh battery that enables an electric range of up to 40 kilometers.

In addition to the three standard modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus), drivers will now be able to choose two optional work programs (Dynamic and Dynamic Plus) with which the hybrid M5 shows all its capabilities. By activating them, the driver can choose to transfer all the power to the rear axle only, with the assistance of an electronically controlled limited differential lock. There is also the possibility of individual adjustment of the suspension, brakes, steering system, gearbox and drivetrain.

When it comes to price, the new BMW M5 starts at 144,000 euros in Germany.

Source: BMW


BMW M Series is giving up on dual-clutch transmission (DCT)

BMW is giving up on the dual-clutch transmission (DCT), but will still offer manual transmissions in several models at least until the end of the decade. This news was recently confirmed by Dirk Hacker, BMW M’s head of development.

Research and user experience have shown that today’s classic automatic transmissions are a better and more comfortable solution for everyday use in different conditions.

The first model that will not use a dual-clutch transmission is the new generation BMW M5, which will arrive soon. Power will be transmitted through an 8-speed automatic transmission that was already offered with the current M2, M3 and M4 CSL models. Hacker also stressed that DCT transmissions will likely still be available for some BMW models, but not the M-badged ones.

The BMW M5 is still in the development and testing phase, and its arrival is expected early next year. Although there is not much information about the performance of this model, some rumors say that the new generation could be a hybrid, mentioning a combination of a twin-turbo V8 engine and a single electric motor with a total output of 644 hp (474 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque in the entry version, and 738 hp (543 kW) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) in the XM Red Label model. As a reminder, the current BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine with 617 hp (454 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque.


Source: BMW