BMW has pioneered the super sedan segment of cars ever since the first BMW M5 was unveiled in the mid-1980s. Since then we have seen this segment flourish and break boundaries of what a family hauling sedan is capable of. In the current day and age though, this segment isn’t solely carried by BMW, and a plenitude of alternatives have met consumers’ eyes. Porsche with their Taycan Turbo S and Audi with their upcoming e-tron GT have utilised the electric platform to add significant levels of oomph to their four dours, challenging the segment’s boundaries once again. BMW is yet to jump on the electric bandwagon for their super sedans. Or are they?
The manufacturer is working on electric versions of the 3-series, 5-series, 7-series, and X1, which we have known for some time now. But a recent report from UK magazine Car says that they may just be working on 750 and 1000hp models of the M5. The next generation of the 5 series is set to debut in 2023 with hybrid and electric models. The M5 will reportedly follow in 2024, using, once again, hybrid and electric platforms with 750hp and 1000hp respectively. The electric M5 will make use of three 335-hp electric motors, one driving the front wheels and two in the rear, pushing up to a 1000 horses to the wheels.