2025 BMW M5 | Heaviest M5 Ever Is Still Packing A Punch with 717 Horsepower

The 2025 BMW M5 has officially been unveiled and early discussions have the room split. Because while the latest M5 seems to be the most powerful ever, it’s also the heaviest. Purists aren’t too happy about this but you can’t make everyone happy. The 2025 BMW M5 is churning out 717 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque from an electrified M-Hybrid plug-in hybrid powertrain. The M5’s S68 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, delivers 577 of that horsepower, while the integrated electric motor built into the eight-speed automatic transmission produces the rest. 

The BMW M5 is still a powerhouse, being able to go from 0 to 60 in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Opt for the M Driver’s package and you can achieve a top speed of 190 mph. The V8’s peak torque is achieved at 1,800 RPM and maintained until 5,400 RPM, with peak power coming just before 6,500 RPM. The continuously variable flaps equipped into the V8’s exhaust showcase high tech with its ability to be fine-tuned in real-time with the car’s computer. The car’s high tech is also seen in its new “Boost Control” feature that tells the M5’s computers to utilize all available power for a near-instantaneous maximum acceleration burst.

The M5 has a new 14.8-KWh (usable) battery, which can be used for approximately 25 miles of electric range and can charge up to 7.4 kilowatts. However, this increases its weight to 5,390 pounds, making it nearly a thousand pounds heavier than the outgoing M5. BMW M’s saying don’t worry about the increase in weight affecting the car’s speed since BMW says that it’s built for track performance. We’ll see how that shakes out as going fast is just half the goal. You have to be able to stop, too.

The M5 also comes with its own suspension hardware and calibration. While it retains the basic double-wishbone front and five-link configuration from the standard 5 Series, it incorporates M-specific adaptive dampers and lightweight suspension components. Complementing its performance are 285/40ZR20s front and 295/35ZR21s rear tires. Braking power is provided by six-piston fixed front calipers and single-piston floating rears. 

Inside, it has similar elements to the i5 and the standard 5 Series, such as the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen. However, it also possesses unique parts specific to the M5, including the wheel, console, and control panel.  

The 2025 BMW M5 is available at a starting price of $120,675 in the fall. 

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