BMW teases newly designed M5 with illuminated grille

  • A sneak peek of the 2025 BMW M5 has dropped
  • While BMW is tight-lipped, it’s been confirmed the sedan is en-route
  • Its illuminated grille sits in front of 700hp

Published on Jun 13, 2024 at 6:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jun 14, 2024 at 4:11 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The wait is almost over: a sneak peek of the 2025 BMW M5 dropped yesterday and it has an eye-catching illuminated grille.

And we already know it packs 700hp behind it.

And we can’t wait to see what else is under that sheet.

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The aesthetics of the 2025 BMW M5

The mysterious teaser shows first and foremost a large and illuminated grille – a direction the brand is heading in for its newer models.

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We can also see a glimpse of the headlights from beneath the gossamer covering.

Spy photographers have been capturing snaps of the developing prototypes of the 2025 BMW M5 since January 2022.

These have revealed that the 2025 BMW M5 will have an aggressive bumper paired with angular air intakes and an oversized lip at the front.

If the prototype spy pics are to be revealed we can also expect sporty side skirts and lightweight wheels, backed up by a high-performance braking system.

Heading to the rear, BMW fans can also expect a sportier bumper four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Under the hood

Rumor has it that power will be delivered by the BMW XM’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo hybrid V8.

And the brand-new XM is said to be one of the most powerful and rarest BMWs ever.

BMW chairman, Oliver Zipse, confirmed that under the hood of the 2025 BMW M5 will be a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

That promises 70km (43m) of range on electricity alone.

While, as the photo proves, no specifics have been revealed thus far, the upcoming model is thought to follow in the footsteps of the 2024 BMW XM Label.

That would mean a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor that is integrated into an eight-speed automatic transmission sitting alongside a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8.

The result from this setup is a combined output of 738hp (550kW/748 PS) plus 738lb-ft (1,000Nm) of torque.

Not quite the same as this vintage BMW M5 with a McLaren F1 engine that has been secretly stored for decades.

When will it be hitting the road?

“It’s almost reveal time,” BMW posted to X.

“The next generation BMW M5 is finishing testing and coming soon.”

Zipse announced that the sedan will launch first, followed by the Touring.

That will be the first time the Touring will be offered in the US, confirming the sedan is just around the corner.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.