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2025 BMW M5 Price and Specs Revealed for Australia

The price and local specifications for the new BMW M5 have been revealed for Australia. The new model will start from AU$259,900 plus on-road costs and be launched in Australia from Q4 this year. That represents a significant price reduction ($13,700) on the BMW M5 Competition LCI it replaces, previously priced at $273,600 plus on-road costs.

This seventh-generation model will use the BMW M Hybrid racecar’s 4.4-litre M TwinPower Turbo V8, first seen in the BMW XM, and will produce 535kW (727hp) of power and 1000Nm of torque in this application.

That’s a hair less than the flagship 550kW BMW XM Label Red we tested earlier this year. However, the combined power figure is up 75kW and 250Nm on the outgoing BMW M5 Competition it replaces.

Rather interestingly, even with this extra power, the new BMW M5 is slower than the BMW M5 Competition it replaces. It completes the sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds before going on to a top speed of 305km/h with the M Driver’s Package fitted as standard in Australia. That’s 0.2 seconds slower than the outgoing model, despite the significant power advantage, and you can thank the increase in weight.

The new BMW M5 weighs the best part of 2.5 tonnes with a human inside or precisely 2,435kg without one. That’s an increase of 540kg over the MW M5 Competition, and strict European emissions standards and heavy batteries and electric motors are to blame. Sadly, there’s no way to substantially reduce weight to offset this, which means M engineers have had their work cut out to counter this with sophisticated ride and handling.

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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW
2025 BMW M5
Length5096mm (+113mm)
Width1970mm (+67mm)
Height1510mm (+41mm)
Wheelbase3006mm (+24mm)
Kerb weight (DIN rating)2435kg (+540kg)
Boot capacity466L (+136L)

The best way to manage this weight is through trick suspension, which, according to the brand, consists of a double-wishbone front axle and a five-link rear axle with “bespoke kinematics and elastokinematics.” Like the BMW i5 M60, it has an adaptive M suspension system with electronically controlled dampers.

In fact, there are more similarities with the M5’s electric stablemate than we expected. That’s especially true inside the cabin, where technology has taken a major step up over the previous model. You get the latest version of BMW iDrive: Operating System 8.5, a newly designed flat-bottomed steering wheel, Merino leather trim, BMW Interaction Bar and ambient lighting with M-specific interior lighting that includes a Welcome and Goodbye Animation we first saw in the BMW i5 M60. At face value, it looks almost identical.

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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW

The centre console gains buttons similar to those in the BMW XM: ‘Setup’, which enables configuration of the drive system, Drivelogic (transmission), chassis, steering, braking, and M xDrive. You can also toggle through the various M HYBRID modes, including the all-electric mode.

The new BMW M5 uses an 18.6kWh battery for an electric-only driving range between 67 and 69 kilometres on the WLTP testing cycle. It can be driven in all-electric mode up to a top speed of 140km/h.

Production for the new BMW M5 will begin in July at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing—where all previous six generations of BMW M5s have been built. It will be priced from AU$259,900 plus on-road costs, and it’s expected to land in Australia in Australia in Q4 this year. Full specifications for our market can be found below.

2025 BMW M5 Performance and Range Figures

2025 BMW M5
Engine size4.4-litre twin-turbo V8
Engine power430kW (-30kW)
Engine torque750Nm
Electric motor power145kW
Electric motor torque280-450Nm 
Combined power535kW (+75kW)
Combined torque1000Nm (+250Nm)
TransmissionEight-speed torque-converter automatic with integrated electric motor
Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Top speed305km/h
Battery capacity18.6kWh
Driving range (WLTP)67-69km
Top speed on electric power140km/h

2025 BMW M5 Standard Specifications in Australia

Standard equipment offering for the new BMW M5 includes:

  • 20”/21” M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 951 M Bicolour Midnight Grey
  • M Drive Professional
  • Adaptive Suspension
  • Steering Wheel Heating
  • M Sport Differential
  • Alarm System
  • Automatic Tailgate
  • Comfort Access
  • BMW Iconic Glow Exterior Package
  • M Compound Brakes, Blue (Red or Black as no-cost option)
  • Interior Trim, Dark Silver M accent combined with Carbon Fibre
  • Travel and Comfort System
  • Seat heating, front and rear
  • M Multifunctional seats, front
  • Interior Camera
  • Fast Charging Cable Professional (Mode 3) for public charging and
    Flexible Fast Charger (Mode 2)
  • BMW IconicSounds Electric
  • Roller Sunblinds
  • Active Seat Ventilation, front
  • Lumbar support, front
  • M Seat Belts
  • Automatic Air Conditioning, 4-Zone
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Professional
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • BMW ConnectedDrive
  • Wireless Charging Tray
  • Personal eSim
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional
  • DAB+ Radio
  • Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System (18 speakers)
  • M Carbon Exterior Package (inc. carbon roof, M Headliner, Alcantara anthracite)
  • 5-year BMW warranty
  • M Driver’s Package
  • Leather Merino upholstery
  • Metallic paintwork

Colour options for the new BMW M5 in Australia include:

  • Non-metallic
    • Alpine White (no-cost option)
  • Metallic (all no-cost options)
    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • M Marina Bay Blue
    • M Isle of Man Green
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • Fire Red
  • BMW Individual
    • Storm Bay ($4,100)
    • Frozen Deep Grey ($7,100)

Interior trims for the new BMW M5 include (all no-cost options):

  • Colours
    • Dark Silver accent combined with fine-wood trim Dark Oak high-gloss
    • Dark Silver M accent combined with Carbon Fibre and high-gloss silver threads
    • Dark Silver M accent combined with Aluminium Rhombicle
  • Seat upholstery, BMW Individual Leather ‘Merino’
    • Black
    • Silverstone/Black
    • Red/Black
    • Kyalami Orange/Black

Wheel options for the new BMW M5 include:

  • 20”/21” M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 951 M Bicolour Midnight Grey
  • 20”/21” M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 951 M Black
  • 20”/21” M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 952 M Bicolour Black

Equipment program for the new BMW M5 includes:

  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes ($18,500)
  • M Compound Brakes, Red High-Gloss (No cost option)
  • M Compound Brakes, Black High-Gloss (No cost option)
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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW
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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW
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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW
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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW
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2025 BMW M5 | Image: BMW

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