The M5 variant can rocket from zero to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Nobody can disagree with the way things are progressing in the automotive market from an EV perspective, and I’m on board (not bored)…but as a real petrol head it’s also satisfying to see something arrive onto the market with MASSIVE power!
Whilst BMW were gearing up for the launch of this absolute beast, European automotive manufacturers prepared themselves for one of their most challenging years last January. They would be forced to significantly increase their sales of electric and hybrid cars or break tough new emissions regulations and risk hundreds of millions of euros Fines.
Then came Covid-19 and lockdowns stalled assembly lines for weeks, delaying the introduction of important zero-emission models like Volkswagen's flagship ID by several months. Of the nearly 730,000 battery electric vehicles sold in Western Europe in 2020, an incredible 300,000+ were delivered in the last three months of the year, according to research by Bernstein.
According to Autotrader; after the government’s announcement back in November of a phaseout of petrol sales by 2030, UK consumers searching online for electric vehicles doubled overnight.
BMW certainly have an impressive EV line up but whilst your daily commute may be switching to EV, this is one for the garage collection!