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SPIED: Testing of the new generation hybrid BMW M5 with connection

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Well, it’s official – the next generation BMW M5 will be a hybrid with a connection. We all already knew about it, as previous rumors had told us, and it made sense. However, seeing a real test mule BMW M5 with “Hybrid Test Vehicle” badges creates a sense of authenticity. These new spy photos show just that when BMW tests the new M5 in the snow. (We don’t have spy photos, but you can see them here)

The test silt in these photos is completely covered in camouflage, barely abandoning its actual design. There is not only camouflage, but also many fake body panels. BMW indeed does not want anyone to see the new M5 before it is shown. However, there are a few things we can still notice through camouflage.

One is his seemingly clever lattice design. We now know that BMW keeps big kidneys with beaver teeth for its ultra-high-end cars, such as the 7 Series, X7 and XM. Given this, and the seemingly small shape of the grilles in these photos, the BMW M5 will probably look perfectly normal. Its headlights also seem quite sharp, giving off an almost E60-like vibe. Although with all the camouflage it is impossible to determine whether it is real or not. The new BMW M5, like the standard 5 Series, will also get level door handles.

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Speaking of the standard 5 Series, you can say that this test mule works on a predominantly standard 5 Series body, with only a few modifications of the M Division. This is probably because the BMW M has not yet created any M5 bodies and is still testing its transmission, chassis, suspension and electronics. Although, you can tell it’s the right M5 with its rectangular rear exhaust and attached wings.

But let’s get back to his power unit. The BMW M5 will be a hybrid with a connection that is really a bit impressive. We all knew it was coming, but the fact that it is officially coming seems strange. When it debuts, it will probably have some version of the BMW XM Concept powerplant; brand new twin-turbocharged V8 paired with an electric motor. The XM Concept is said to produce more than 750 horsepower. The BMW M5 may not do that much, but even if it develops 700 horsepower, it will be an absolute monster.

[Source: Motor1]


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