Porsche has the Taycan Turbo S, which is the quickest four-door ever tested. Audi is getting set to reveal the 440Kw(590-hp) Etron GT, and of course there’s Tesla. But BMW, whose M5 Competition sedan rocketed to 100Kmh(60mph) in 2.6 seconds during testing, doesn’t have a gut-punching electric vehicle, at least not yet. It is working on electric versions of the 3-series, 5-series, 7-series, and X1, but, based on a report from the U.K. magazine Car, it could also be working on an electric M5 packing up to 745Kw(1000 Hp) .
The most powerful version of the 2021 BMW M5 is the Competition variant, which is powered by a 460Kw(617hp) twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. The most powerful version of the Porsche Taycan, the Turbo S, has two electric motors that produce 560Kw (750hp) , and the Tesla Model S Performance makes 580Kw(778hp) from its two electric motors. So BMW might be able to take back the quickest-four-door title in the next few years.
Luckily for those who aren’t ready for the death of internal combustion in the M5, there will also be a plug-in-hybrid version. This M5 will allegedly use the same powertrain as the upcoming X8 M SUV: a hybrid twin-turbo V-8 powertrain producing around 600Kw sending thrust to all four wheels. We contacted BMW, but a spokesman declined to comment on whether or not the electric and hybrid are in the works.
The electric 5-series isn’t the only EV BMW is working on. BMW has said it is aiming to have 25 electric vehicles on the road by 2023.