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Gear Up for Glory: The New BMW M5 Is Here

The wait is over. The iconic BMW M5 has finally shed its camouflage and is ready to redefine high-performance driving. This beast isn't just powerful, it's the most powerful M5 ever to hit the tarmac. But hold on, there's a twist - this is the first M5 to embrace the world of hybrid power.

One glance at the M5 and you know it means business. The quad exhaust tips at the back are a dead giveaway, while the wider stance and aggressive front fascia scream power. The subtle lip spoiler adds a touch of sophistication, making this M5 a head-turner anywhere in the globe. We just cannot wait for it to come to India

Muscled Up with Hybrid Might

Think of the new M5's engine as a well-trained athlete. Under the hood lies a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 with veins pumping out a mighty 577hp. But that's not all. A 194 horsepower electric motor joins the party, delivering a combined output that would make even a cheetah envious - 717hp and a staggering 1000 Nm of torque.

The 0-100 dash is done in a mind-bending 3.4 seconds, leaving most supercars gasping in the dust. And if speed is your game, the optional M Driver's Package lets you unleash the fury of a 305 kmph top speed.

Silent Assassin or Roaring Beast? You Decide

This M5 isn't a one-trick pony. Feeling green? Enjoy the thrill of gliding silently in pure electric mode for up to 40 kilometers, thanks to the 14.8 kWh battery pack. Need a surge of adrenaline? Floor the pedal and the gasoline engine roars to life, transforming the M5 into a fire-breathing monster.

The new M5 isn't just about brute force; it's a technological marvel too.  BMW's latest 8.5 operating system with M-specific displays keeps you informed and entertained. A head-up display ensures you never take your eyes off the road, and for those moments when you're stuck in traffic, you can stream videos or even play games on the car's entertainment system.

Taking Control: A Symphony of Performance

The new M5 offers a range of drive modes to match your mood. Want a smooth, fuel-efficient journey? Comfort mode is your friend. Craving a more spirited drive? Sport and Sport Plus will get your heart racing. But to unleash the M5's true potential, switch to the Dynamic or Dynamic Plus modes. These settings sharpen everything from the powertrain to the suspension, making you feel like a Formula One driver on a race track.

Speaking of tracks, the M5's all-wheel-drive system can be switched to rear-wheel drive for experienced drivers seeking an "unfiltered performance experience."  And to keep you glued to the corners, there's an electronically controlled rear differential that distributes power like a maestro directing an orchestra.

Shedding Weight While Packing a Punch

Let's address the elephant in the room (or rather, the elephant it doesn't weigh as much as) - the M5 does tip the scales at a hefty 2445 kgs. That might sound like a lot, but trust us, the engineers have worked their magic. We've experienced the M5 on a track ourselves, and the weight simply disappears when you're behind the wheel.

The new BMW M5 is a game-changer. It's a powerful, technologically advanced, and downright exhilarating machine that blends the best of both worlds - electric efficiency and earth-shattering performance. Stay tuned for our upcoming review, where we'll delve deeper into how this M5 performs in the real world!

TopGear Magazine July 2024