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Performance Vs. Poundage: Is The Panamera About To Get Elephant Weight Like The 2025 BMW M5? - image 185503

Performance Vs. Poundage: Is The Panamera About To Get Elephant Weight Like The 2025 BMW M5?

It seems BMW's first-ever hybrid M5 might start a trend, enthusiasts won't be thrilled about, and the Panamera might be the next car to grow “fat”

Yes, car obesity is a thing and it seems to be getting worse with each year. With more and more performance cars featuring various degrees of electrification, they become more complex and heavier. The latest offender is the 2024 BMW M5, which tips the scales at an SUV-like 5,390 pounds (2,445 kg). To add insult to injury, the new M5 is slower to 60 mph than the outgoing one, although it picks up the pace after. It seems Porsche is the only carmaker that properly electrified its iconic sports car - the 911 – without compromising its character, but another model of the brand might not be so lucky.

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2023 BMW X7 M60i

A no compromise V8 BMW SUV, that also happens to be a family hauler

It was not long ago when BMW wanted a piece of the pie in the full-size SUV segment, where American brands such as Ford, Cadillac, and GM have been thriving for over a decade. Joining late to the full-size sports-utility bandwagon, the BMW X7 is the most practical BMW you can buy right now.