BMW M5 2024: in plug-in hybrid format and reaching up to 727 hp

There are very few high-performance sedans that have such a distinguished history as that of the BMW M5 2024. After four decades behind it for no less than seven generations, the time has come to change the paradigm of the model. Receives for the first time electrification and is presented as a plug-in hybrid that focuses on performance. It improves in practically every aspect and is more usable than ever. In addition, it maintains that combustion part that has given so much joy to the Bavarian firm.

Because under the hood of the new M5 there is still the engine 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 as the main unit. Simply, the brand’s M Hybrid system has now been added, with an electric motor that is integrated into the eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission. It also has an 18.6 kWh battery capacity that allows it to reach a maximum speed of 10 km/h. electric range of 69 kilometersThe charge is done at 7.4 kW in alternating current, but I’m sure most people will find other data more interesting.

And the BMW M5 combining combustion (585 HP) and electricity (145 kW) achieves a combined power of 727 HP and 1,000 Nm of torquea record for the model in its history. It also achieves outstanding performance thanks to this increase in power and the M xDrive traction. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 secondsfrom 0 to 200 km/h in 10.9 seconds and has a top speed of up to 305 km/h with the M Driver’s Package (limited to 140 km/h in purely electric mode).

Despite being a plug-in hybrid, it wants to maintain its character with a sports exhaust system which improves the sound experience. When in electric mode, it has a simulated sound that is in sync with what the revolutions would be. As it did in the previous one, its all-wheel drive has the 4WD Sport and 2WD modes to achieve a sportier performance and even to be able to transfer all the power to the rear axle. In addition, it boasts a specific chassis set-up.

The BMW M5 has extra torsional rigidity and precision provided by the M adaptive suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and integral active steering. It is a heavy vehicle, which reaches up to 2,435 kg and which represents an increase of almost 600 kg compared to the previous M5 F90. That is probably the pending issue for this model, which has also chosen to improve the braking system, both the standard M Compound brakes and the optional M Carbon carbon-ceramic brakes.

As for the driving modes, it integrates the new M Hybrid button to choose between a Hybrid mode that combines the combustion engine and the electric motor; as well as a fully electric mode. Added to this is eControl, which keeps the battery charge at a constant level. In addition, there are Dynamic and Dynamic Plus modes to maintain a constant high level of power or generate short bursts of maximum power during circuit driving.

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