Every spy shot of the upcoming BMW M5 has shown the car covered in camouflage. It’s starting to lose some cover, but the final design remains under wraps. Luckily, Kolesa.ru has shared a pair of predictive renderings that try to preview the ultimate style of the high-performance sedan.
Camouflage has done a great job hiding the size of the grille, but the rendering envisages a redesigned model with a slightly taller one. It sits above a gaping bottom grille opening that BMW can no longer hide. A pair of triangular intakes flank it, pushed into the outer corners of the bumper.
A sneak peek of the M5’s rear hasn’t revealed much styling yet, but the rendering envisions a sedan with slim, sleek taillights, a sporty bumper, and a menacing diffuser housing the quad exhaust tips. The renders even depict the car’s charging port on the front fender as this new M5 will be a hybrid.
When the new BMW debuts, it will still pack the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is currently hiding under the hood. But BMW is going to rock it too, turning the sedan into a plug-in hybrid. Horsepower and torque figures remain a mystery, but rumors suggest the M5 should pump out around 650 horsepower (478 kilowatts). The same powertrain will also power the BMW XM, where the top-of-the-line variant will produce 750 hp (551 kW), which would be stunning to see in a sedan. This would be a huge horsepower for the M5 Competition, wouldn’t it?
We don’t know when BMW will reveal the new M5 as the automaker is revamping the entire 5 Series lineup. The standard model is expected to debut early next year, and the hotter M variants usually debut sometime after that. However, reports suggest that the new M5 will enter production in July 2024, so expect BMW to reveal it before it starts rolling off the assembly line. The M5 Touring is expected to enter production later in 2024, and is expected to arrive in the US, unlike the standard Series 5 wagon.