After a long series of teaser images and videos, BMW officially revealed the much awaited new generation of M5. For the first time in history, the M5 get four wheel drive system as standard. First lets talk about the heart, new M5 is powered by 4.4 L Bi-Turbo V8 engine which is taken from old M5 and now produces 600 HP between 5600 and 6,700 RPM and 750 NM of torque. The power is sent to all four wheel via new 8 speed automatic gearbox with three driving modes – Efficient, Sport and Sport Plus. 0-100 kph in 3.4 sec and top speed is limited to 250 kph but removing limiter will increase top speed to 305 kph. The new M5 comes with standard M brakes but customers can choose carbon ceramic brakes from the option list.
Now lets talk about the clever X drive system which has five different configurations to choose from based on combinations of the DSC modes (DSC on, MDM, DSC off) and M xDrive modes (4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD). In the basic setting with DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) activated and 4WD, the system permits slight slip through the rear wheels when accelerating out of corners – and therefore plays its part in giving the new BMW M5 its sporting agility. In M Dynamic mode (MDM, 4WD Sport) M xDrive allows easily controlled drifts. The three M xDrive modes with DSC switched off have been conceived to sate the appetites of keen drivers and primarily for use on the track. Here, the driver can choose from three configurations up to and including pure rear-wheel drive (2WD). This mode allows the driver to pick their own drift angle and treats connoisseurs to driving dynamics in their purest form.
The new BMW M5 includes revisions to its bodywork over the regular BMW 5 Series to satisfy its challenging dynamic brief. The M engineers have redesigned the broader front side panels and front bumper trim to include larger apertures for the air feeding the cooling systems and brakes. Also new is the rear diffuser. The exhaust system’s quartet of tailpipes are a visual pointer to the power generated by the BMW M5 and also lay on a suitably sporting soundtrack for the job in hand, courtesy of their flap control system. The driver can use a button to adjust the engine sound as desired. BMW M5 first edition car finished in red is limited to 400 units and sales will begin after the public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show.