The next generation BMW M5 is going to be a big deal. Although it won’t be the first M hybrid car – that honor goes to the BMW XM – it will be the first M hybrid car with a recognizable name. The BMW M5 is not only a core component of the BMW brand, but also a core component of the automotive industry. It is probably the most famous super sedan in the world. So when it goes to a hybrid drivetrain, people tend to pay attention, and they’ll find out next year when it debuts.