The all-new 2018 BMW M5 has been finally introduced. The furious high-end sedan will be nothing you use to for many reasons, and we are sure that you won’t accept all the changes right away, simply because they are changing the iconic M5 from the root. From now on, the astonishing vehicle will have no manual gearbox, and what’s more interesting, it’s getting an all-wheel drive setup.
According to the Bavarian car manufacturer, the 2018 BMW M5 will rely on an improved version of the 4.4-liter V8 engine. The twin-turbo unit will produce 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Like we mentioned, the car will use an all-wheel drive, so-called xDrive, which can be specified in rear-drive configuration by disconnecting the front axle because it channels torque via the electronically controlled limited-slip differential. There is a new automatic transmission as well. In place of the current seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the new generation BMW M5 sports an eight-speed auto gearbox.
Around back, the sports sedan features new quad exhaust pipes with new Helmholtz resonator, which sheds around 11 pounds from the system. Digital noise is still onboard, except this time the car gets M Sound Control for a tune. As for a 0 to 60 sprint, it should beat today’s 3.6 seconds time. Moreover, the producer claims it going to be exactly 3.2 seconds.
BMW made some changes on car’s suspension system as well. The 2018 M5 features a new rear suspension with new wheel bearings and a steel X-brace. Plus they managed to boost stiffness and response, while stronger toe-control links and firmer anti-roll bars should improve steering accuracy. The potential buyers will get standard 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, though there are optional 20-inch wheels too. In place of conventional discs, the manufacturer added aluminum two-piece brake rotors and six-piston calipers on 15.6-inch front rotors, while the rear axle gets 15-inchers.
The 2018 BMW M5 will be become available in dealerships worldwide next spring. The carmaker will offer just 400 M5 First Edition units. The version pairs the amazing Frozen Dark Red Metallic paint with special kidney grilles, wheels, and window trim – all painted in gloss black. Plus, the cab features special treatment with leather and contrast red stitching.
The Bavarian automaker hasn’t released any pricing information, yet we think that the awesome sedan will cost around $100K.