Electrified BMW M5 Production Begins

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BMW M GmbH has officially launched the production of the new BMW M5 at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. This seventh-generation high-performance sedan features an electrified drivetrain, combining a V8 engine with an e-drive system to deliver a robust 727 hp. The new BMW M5 boasts an electric range of up to 69 kilometers (WLTP) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds.

Key Highlights:

  • Electrified Powertrain: The M HYBRID system integrates a V8 engine with an electric drive, marking a significant evolution in the BMW M5 lineup.
  • Performance and Efficiency: Achieves a system output of 727 hp, with energy consumption of 1.7 – 1.6 l/100 km and 25.5 – 25.0 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
  • Manufacturing Excellence: Production takes place at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, which has a rich history of assembling high-performance BMW models.
  • Advanced Components: Key components such as the chassis and high-voltage battery are produced locally, ensuring high quality and seamless integration.
  • Customization: Customers can choose from ten standard and 150 special-request paint finishes for a personalized touch.
Electrified BMW M5 Production Begins

“We are proud to be building the latest generation of the iconic M5 here in Dingolfing,” said Plant Director Christoph Schröder. The plant, which has been integral to the M5’s production since the late 1980s, continues to innovate with this new model.

The new BMW M5 benefits from state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. The body shop features modifications to stiffen the structure and accommodate the widened body with flared wheel arches, essential for the M-specific rear axle. The assembly line also integrates specific equipment options like the CFRP rear spoiler, M steering wheel, and M multifunction seats, alongside other BMW 5 Series and 4 Series models.

Central components for the new M5, including the chassis and high-voltage battery, are produced either on-site or nearby, exemplifying an efficient “under one roof” production approach. The carbon-fiber roof, for instance, is supplied by the nearby plant in Landshut.

Production at Plant Dingolfing will ramp up over the coming weeks, with several dozen BMW M5 vehicles expected to be produced daily. The European market launch is set for November 2, 2024, with the new BMW M5 Touring also joining the lineup, further expanding the BMW M GmbH offering and completing the new BMW 5 Series range.

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