2018 BMW M5 is on its way soon. The new M5 is just a few weeks away from its official debut and prototypes are still being currently tested around the world. It’s a week after the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuted, and it is still blowing up the internet. The legendary sport sedan has been redesigned, and is shaping up to have some serious fire power. And we’re here to get an advance preview of what the upcoming F90 M5 is capable of.
2018 BMW M5 Exterior and Interior Design
With the regular BMW 5 Series already in the open, it’s pretty easy to imagine how the M5 will end up looking. Sole image prototype reveals the BMW M5’s front styling. We can see a very wide and low front bumper flanked by pumped fenders and slimmer headlamps with LED technology. We can also see part of the lower intake and the mesh pattern the engineers have selected. It’ll take a keen eyed car spotter to differentiate the M5 from the standard car, however, a small M5 emblem embossed on the grille helps set this car apart. The 2018 M5 is 77 pounds lighter than the F10 M5 it replaces, and weight distribution is actually better. Inside the massive wheels are equally massive perforated brake discs. The car boasts quad exhaust pipes, a small boot-lid mounted spoiler and an angular bumper but we can’t make these out from the Need For Speed image.
The new M5’s interior will be much like we saw in the previous generation M5. But, 2018 BMW M5 adds its own distinctive performance touches including an M sports steering wheel with two individually programmable M Drive buttons and an M-specific instrument cluster. Merino leather upholstery should be standard, with BMW Individual semi-aniline leather being optional. With the wheelbase slightly longer that the outgoing model, the overall interior volume should be a bit larger as well. There will be a huge host of technology inside here was well. New digital dashboard is in place, also on board is the latest iteration of BMW’s M View Head-Up Display that offers more refined graphics and a 70-percent larger screen to now include navigation.
2018 BMW M5 Release Date and Price
The 2018 BMW M5 will make its debut in September at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show before going on sale next March. This car will cost around £80,000.
2018 BMW M5 Powertrain and Specification
A source confirmed that that the engine fitted to the car is a V8, likely to be an updated version of the twin turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 used in the current M5. We know that the next-generation BMW M5 will sport a quasi drift mode, activated by disabling the front axle via iDrive, and that it will pump out more than 600 horsepower and 516 pound feet of torque. The M5 will be BMW’s first non SUV M vehicle to sport an all-wheel drive system, which BMW dubs xDrive. Under normal driving conditions it may as well be a rear drive sedan, as the active torque split system only sends power to the front wheels when required, such as on slippery terrain. This car drives you to the limit without scaring you, and you can still do much of what you want to do with a rear wheel drive from 2018 BMW M5.