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Next-gen BMW M5 to be a plug-in hybrid; 1st spy photos out!

While the next-gen BMW 5 Series is expected to be unveiled in 2023, the M5 could make its debut only by early-2024.

The first set of spy images of the next-generation BMW M5 is out. The images showcase a heavily camouflaged model with a sticker on the doors, saying 'Hybrid test vehicle', confirming that the next-gen M5 will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

While the images do not reveal much of the design, the test mule can be seen sporting large brake discs, along with quad-exhaust tips confirming that the model is indeed the performance-oriented version of the 5 Series. The camouflage also hides an extra fuel cap on the front fender that is likely to house the charging connector.

The next-gen BMW M5 could come with an updated V8 engine paired with the plug-in hybrid unit. The German carmaker is currently said to be working on updating the V8 engine to comply with the emission norms while also making it more efficient. While the power output is yet to be revealed, reports suggest that the new hybrid powertrain could produce in the range of 750 BHP.

Reports also state that while the next-gen BMW 5 Series is expected to be unveiled in 2023, the M5 could make its debut only by early-2024.

Source: Motor1

 
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