Next-gen BMW M5 rendered image

Two renderings with the future generation of the BMW M5 have been released onto the web and they are showing us how the performance sedan may end up looking like.

The German based automaker BMW may have been offering the new M5 generation only since 2011 but that will not be stopping it into creating a new generation of the performance luxury sedan as this is expected to be introduced over the next couple of years. This will be based on the new 5-Series generation which is said to debut sometimes in 2016, in the second half, and this basically means that the range-topping M5 will be hitting the market by the end of 2017.

The two images posted below are simple renderings which have been put together by DesignRM. The model is betting everything on an evolutionary design which will not be bringing dramatic changes to the front fascia but it will be working its magic on the rear end. The real magic is believed to be found under its hood because the same 4.4 liter V8 twin turbo is said to produce up to 626 HP (460 kW). The model will become 100 kg lighter thanks to the 35up platform, which will debut on its larger brother, the new 7-Series.

The BMW M5 F10 has been introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This is only offered as a four-door sedan and it is using a 4.4 liter 4,395cc twin turbo V8 petrol burner, capable of producing a total output of 560 HP (412 kW) at 6,000 rpm – 7,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb-ft), available between 1,500 rpm and 5,750 rpm.