Beefed-up Design Inside and OutSome say the new 5 Series isn't as good-looking as its predecessor. That said, if you find the old 5er prettier than the new one, chances are you will like the outgoing M5 more. Compared to the standard business sedan, the 2024 M5 will have a revised kidney grille that won't be oversized like the one of its smaller sibling, the M3. This proves that BMW does listen to its clientele. The bumper will be more aggressive, featuring sharp creases, vents to the sides, and an integrated apron. The front and rear fenders will be fatter, and a pair of sporty side skirts will be included.
It will sport an almost identical interior to the normal 5er, getting the same dashboard layout, door cards, and so on, but it will up the ante with front sports seats, exclusive upholstery and trim, and likely different load screens and submenus for the digital dials and infotainment system. Look for an exclusive steering wheel with paddle shifters and an M-branded gearshift selector. The gaming capability will probably be retained.
Boosted Driving Dynamics and Electrified PowerIt may share its construction with the new-gen 5er, but the all-new M5 will have a dedicated chassis setup. Expect a stiffer ride that will allow it to tackle corners faster and fewer inches between the road and its belly. Uprated brakes will help it stop quicker, and carbon ceramic discs are believed to be offered as an option. And if you don't see it coming, you most likely will hear it because it will be one sonorous car. Companies making exhaust systems probably cannot wait to start working on it, but that's a different story.
While one of its biggest rivals in the segment, the Mercedes-AMG E 63, will ditch the V8, the new BMW M5 will retain it, although with electrification trickery. It has been reported that it might use the same setup as the controversial XM, aka the M Division's first standalone product after the iconic M1, and in the Label Red configuration, it truly is a beast. The super crossover mixes a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with an electric motor housed in the eight-speed transmission. This setup enables a combined 738 hp (749 ps/550 kW) and 738 pound-feet (1,000 Nm) of torque.
BMW hasn't announced the official unveiling date of the all-new M5. Nonetheless, the super business sedan is probably about to be uncovered. We think it is a few days to a few weeks away from being shown to the world. Production will kick off shortly after the premiere, and the first cars are expected to end up stateside for the 2024 model year. Some believe a Touring (wagon) version will complete the lineup. Are you excited about it?