2025 BMW M5 Touring Confirmed with V8 Muscle, Plug-In Hybrid Sedan to be Revealed in 2024

The 2025 BMW M5 Touring has been confirmed with V8 muscle and a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The wagon is set to be revealed in 2024 for the 2025 model year1. The new M5 Touring is going to have plenty of competition from its rivals within Germany. Audi is working on a new and refreshed RS6 Avant with a more aggressive body. Mercedes-Benz is also working on a new E53 station wagon as well as spy shots have shown, and there are rumors of a new E63 wagon too2.

The new M5 Touring will offer "uncompromising long-distance comfort and impressive spaciousness"1. The car will use the same partially electrified powertrain as the four-door sibling that will arrive in dealer showrooms first1. If you listen closely to the video below, you’ll hear the distinctive exhaust sounds of a force-fed V8. The culprit isn’t the S63 from this generation of the M5 – the F90 – but the S63-derived S681.

Although it displaces the same 4.4 liters and features the same hot-vee setup as its predecessor, the S68 is different in many respects. Developed for electrified applications ranging from mild to plug-in hybrid, the newcomer is nut-and-bolt different from the S63, beginning with the electric VANOS and redesigned crankshaft1. Another peculiarity of the S68 is that BMW employs the V8 engine in M Performance and non-M vehicles1. Output estimates for the upcoming M5 are all over the place, but look forward to anything between 700 and 800 horsepower in combination with the plug-in hybrid part of the powertrain1.

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