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BMW starts production of new M5 (F90) at its Dingolfing, Bavaria plant

BMW recently announced that the long awaited 2018 BMW M5 (F90) finally goes into production. The M5 is also known as the German automaker’s most powerful production high performance sedan in history. We saw it a couple of months ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show when it made it public reveal.

Apart from being the most powerful production vehicle by BMW, it was announced to be the most expensive M5 ever, earlier this week with a starting price of $102,600, plus an extra $995 destination and handling fee. That makes it $8,500 more expensive than the outgoing model. After months of waiting, BMW confirmed that the 2018 M5’s mass production has started at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Southern Bavaria.

Without a doubt, the very first batch of BMW M5s will be delivered to customers in Europe when it first rolls off the line. But United States customers should not take too long until they get their hands on the F90 generation of the sedan. If everything goes as planned during the production process, deliveries should begin by March 2018 to countries including Germany, United Kingdom and the United States. BMW also plans to beat the previous generation’s production record of about 20,000 units.

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2018 BMW M5 (F90) has a base price of $102,600 in the US, deliveries start in spring

There is no question that the new BMW M5 (F90) high performance sports sedan is more powerful, faster and more enticing than the previous model. But for interested customers in the United States, the question would be how much they need to shell out to get behind the wheel of the new BMW M5.

US customers could now pre-order the new BMW M5, and are expected to take deliveries of the new performance sports sedan in spring of 2018. While the previous BMW M5 could be availed at a starting price of $94,100, the next generation of the sports sedan comes with a base suggested retail price of $102,600 in the US. This was revealed by one of the account users in the Bimmerpost forum.

According to this forum member – who goes by the username Dinan-M – he pre-ordered a new BMW M5 and got a 10-percent military discount. It would be safe to assume that this Bimmerpost user was a member of the US military, and thanks to that, he only has to shell out $92,000 for his new BMW M5.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) has a base price of $102,600 in the US, deliveries start in spring

BMW M5 (F90) sedan rendered by a Russian artist as a convertible

When BMW introduced the next generation of the M5 (F90), it made sure that the new model is more powerful and even faster with more aggressive styling. But while BMW’s high-performance four-door sports sedan really does its part both in terms of execution and looks, there are still people who are wondering and imagining what the new BMW M5 would look like when transformed from a sedan to a convertible.

For those who are wondering, let Aksyonov Nikita – a rendering artist from St. Petersburg, Russia -- satisfy your imagination. Nikita posted his renderings works of a new BMW M5 convertible on professional sharing site Behance. And it actually looks like it’s the German premium carmaker that created this roofless version of the high-performance sports sedan.

Apparently, Nikita’s convertible creation was derived or chopped off the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car, which made its debut on the final round of the 2017 season this month and which is set to continue its duties for the whole 2018 MotoGP season. Nikita practically removed the roof, the B- and C-pillars of the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car. Nikita also removed the red emergency lights, the windows and rear windshield. Furthermore, Nikita slightly flattened the rear deck of the BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car.

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First prototype of BMW M5 (F90) was a rear-wheel drive model

As BMW has already revealed, the next generation of the BMW M5 (F90) is a four-wheel drive high-performance sedan with overwhelming power output and torque at its disposal. However, it was recently revealed that the next M5 was initially conceived as a rear-wheel drive sedan.

This was divulged by Dirk Hacker, vice-president of BMW’s M division, to Autocar. According to Hacker, the first prototype for the BMW M5 (F90) that was built over three years ago was a rear-wheel drive vehicle. He remarked that back then, having a rear-wheel driven M5 was the natural, “historic way to go.” The M5 has been – for the past five generations – a rear-wheel drive high-performance sports sedan.

Nonetheless, BMW M changed its mind. As Hacker disclosed, the M Division realized that they were beyond the limits of longitudinal acceleration. This means that adopting a four-wheel drive system for the sixth generation of the BMW M5 was the only option.

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As October ends and we get closer to the end of the year, we welcome more auto shows where automakers take the opportunity to display their unique cars and concepts. Speaking of shows, the latest one would be the SEMA. Just after BMW previewed its M Performance Parts made especially for the 2018 BMW M5 (F90), the automaker is letting us have a closer look at the sporty goods, which they presented through the MotoGP Safety Car.

During the first day of the 2017 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, BMW revealed the midsize sedan, which at first glance, seems to have gained an aerodynamic body kit. It was made with a number of carbon fiber components, which overall gave the M5 a more aggressive look. Customers who are willing to pay extra can get optional parts like a front bumper attachment, extended side sills, and a rear spoiler.

If you want a more modified ride, you can even opt for a beefy rear diffuser, and even have your side mirror caps dipped in carbon fiber, the same as the front and air breather trim side grilles. Lastly, you can pay an extra cost if you want your M5 to be equipped with an M Performance coilover suspension with adjustable red springs.

Read the entire article BMW displays M5 (F90) with fully loaded M Performance package at 2017 SEMA Show

A lot of gearheads we know enjoy tweaking their cars to make them look and perform like the dream car they cannot afford. There is nothing wrong with that though. And recently, BMW has launched the online configurator of the brand-new M5.

You’re probably wondering what’s available on the website. Well, first of all, there is a function where you can check out the car in 360-degrees - allowing you to check it out from all angles. Usually, online configurators would lead you to a page where you can pick your engine and transmission. But for the BMW M5 (F90), the only option is a 4.4 liter twin turbocharged V8, paired with an eight-speed automatic that will work with the company’s new xDrive all-wheel drive system. This engine carries out as much as 600 horsepower. Having only one engine option may not be the best thing the company has done.

Next comes the fun part, customers will be able to choose from a wide array of colour options, including some new ones for the F90-generation M5. Some of the interesting colours include Snapper Rocks Blue or Marina Bay Blue Metallic. We’re curious about how the former would look on the M5. Other colours include the Donington Grey and the Bluestone Metallic.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) online configurator is now up on German site for every fan’s enjoyment

BMW will be launching a new Competition Package especially for the M5’s 2018 model year. While in Frankfurt, Andy Cook, BMW’s product exec has talked with Motor 1 regarding some details of the new Competition Package which will come with a number of upgrades. For the base model, according to Cook, the package will include enhanced dynamics and possibly standard ceramic brakes. This option, he said, will cost you at least $10,000 over the standard version.

It is said that BMW is expected to launch the M5 (F90) Competition Package in the coming year and might even follow what's included in the M4 Competition Package. Does that mean we'll be expecting more than just carbon ceramic brakes among the list of options? We surely hope so. The M4 Competition upgrade is offered with new anti roll bars, springs and dampers that you can use on the standard M4’s Adaptive M Suspension. If BMW does actually come up with something as good as this for the new M5, that would be more than exceptional, right?

BMW’s performance upgrade is expected to bring an extra hp through engine tweaks which will also help in improving the vehicle’s acceleration and drive quality. The standard BMW M5 (F90) is equipped with BMW’s latest version of the 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 which is capable of making up to 600hp and 553lb- ft of torque. All that power as we know is delivered through the sedan’s built-in 8-speed M Automatic Transmission.

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For those of you who just placed an order for a new BMW M5 (F90), you might like to pair it with a matching bicycle. The BMW M Bike Limited Carbon Edition is finished in Marina Bay Blue Metallic paint, exactly like that of the sports sedan.

However, if you want this bike, you have to act quickly. That is because it will be limited to 500 units only, each of which will be priced at 1,400 euros (around $1,674). The bicycles are made with hydro-formed aluminum frame, while the fork, the seat posts and spacers are all made of carbon fiber to reduce overall weight. For easier braking, it gets a set of hydraulic Shimano disk brakes.

As we all know, the BMW M5 comes equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo engine that enables it to give out 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque. The M5 is more powerful than its predecessor, which has an output of 575 horsepower (428 kilowatts) and 500 pound-feet (677 Newton meters) of torque.

Read the entire article BMW reveals M Bike Limited Carbon Edition inspired by Marina Bay Blue M5 (F90)

German tuner Manhart Performance gives us a preview of what it can do for the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) - in terms of design and performance. However, the first details were only presented as a rendering.

Dubbed the MH5 800 Concept, it seems like the model will be given a pair of blacked out kidney grille, working together with a ventilated hood with Manhart Performance's logo and aftermarket alloy wheels also in all black. Furthermore, it gets a new front splitter, and mirror caps that are finished in carbon fiber. On the rear end, there is a trunk mounted spoiler too that has been added. From the front fascia all the way to the side profile are yellow accents.

Thought the company did not confirm what's underneath the hood, the name that the tuner gave it suggests that it will be equipped with a 4.4 liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that will provide an extra 200 PS (147 kW), adding up to a total of 800 PS (588 kW). With this engine, the tuned MH5 800 can easily beat the standard model when it comes to the zero to 100 kilometers per hour sprint (62 miles per hour), where the standard M5 reaches it in 3.4 seconds, before it continues to a top speed of 305 kilometers per hour (189 mile per hour). For comparison’s sake, the 2018 M5 gets a turbocharged 4.4 liter engine that can carry out 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 554 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque.

Read the entire article Preview: Manhart Performance MH5 800 Concept based on 2018 BMW M5 (F90)

While the reveal of the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) has been met with plenty of applause, there are a number of people who want a much wider trunk space from this model on top of the hot sedan's updated look, more powerful engine and new performance features like shifting from an all-wheel to a rear-wheel drive.

But since the Bavarian company has not come up with that yet, an artist from X-Tomi Design has rendered one. And what was created looks like a facelifted M5 Touring. It was back in 2007 when BMW last offered a Touring version of the M5, when it was released with the E61. Also, back then the company did not produce that many units of the M5 Touring, and the variant did not even reach US soil. Since then, BMW has skipped the touring trim in the last generation F10.

This is why we think that this rendering should encourage BMW to produce a Touring variant, which would make a lot of customers more satisfied. Under the hood of the 2018 M5 is a 4.4 liter V8 that produces as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton metres) of torque. This powertrain lets it hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). This can even be maxed out to 189 mph (305 mph) sans the limiter.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) Touring with 600 hp rendered for your pleasure

Just a few days after the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) was released, the exact same model makes another debut - in the virtual world instead. You will get drive it in the upcoming Need for Speed Payback game that will be capable with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The title will be officially released on November 10.

If you could remember, back in 2015, it was the M2 that made its debut in the racing game. Back in the day, you could only drive the M3 GTR in Shift (2009) and the M3 in the Most Wanted title that became quite big in 2005. But BMW’s partnership with Need for Speed goes way back to 1999 when the M5 can be driven in the very first Need for Speed game - that was 18 years ago.

Now, let us talk about the real-life model. Though it may not look far from the 520d, that is because the biggest change is in the powertrain. BMW engineers have turbocharged the M5’s familiar 4.4 liter V8 engine, which corroborated with the increased fuel injection pressure, now enabling the car to carry out as much as 600 horses (441 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton metres) of torque.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) makes virtual debut in Need For Speed Payback

This is the time of the year when automakers give us teasers and previews of their upcoming models. Now, it seems like BMW is ready to unveil the M5 (F90) after a series of teasers, spy shots and leaked photos online.

So far, we know for sure that it will be a very powerful car, as it will be equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo V8, allowing the M5 to yield as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) at 5,600 to 6,700 rpm, and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque. This is indeed an upgrade compared to its predecessor with only 575 hp (428 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque. This powertrain will be working with an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox, giving power to all four wheels via an M xDrive system, with an option to shift from 4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD, or to completely turn off the stability control. It will also have a few driving modes including: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus.

Given that power, the M5 can now perform much better with the 0-62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint, reducing it to just 3.4 seconds, before it continues on to reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kmh). But this can be pushed even further to 189 mph (305 kmh) when the limiter is removed.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) is even more powerful and faster, order books will open in September

Since there were only 891 examples of the M5 wagon, BMW never really had the chance to formally launch the model to the US. Good news is, a special dealer of BMW from Cincinnati has one currently on sale. For $129,990, you could own a rare 1995 BMW M5 Touring which also happens to be the final production year for BMW’s E34 generation.

As described on its website at www.enthusiastauto.com, the M5 is on sale with 96,206 accumulated mileage and is painted in Santorin blue with Diamond Schwartz lower trim and Lotus White Nappa leather for its interior. The leather upholstery’s piping comes in the same shade as the exterior’s body paint including the stitching along the nubuck headliner, the door handles, its ABC pillars, at the shift knob and its dashboard.

Packed with 335hp (250kW) 3.8-liter straight six engine, the high performance wagon in Santorin Blue is just one of the two examples ever built with the same specification. After acquiring the M5, the seller said it has been slightly modified and has since undergone comprehensive checkups to ensure that it is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

Read the entire article Hard-to-find 1995 BMW M5 (E34) Touring can be yours for roughly $130,000

Anonymous sources have recently spoken to BMW Blog and revealed that the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) will make its debut later this month, just before the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, specifically on the week on August 21.

If the rumours are accurate, the public will know what to expect before the car travels to Frankfurt. The Bavarian company has already shared a couple of teasers of the fifth generation M5. What we currently know is that it will be equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo V8 under its hood, and according to the same sources, it will be giving out an impressive number of 600 horsepower (or 441 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. This lets the four-door super sedan sprint from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.5 seconds. The M5 will be riding on an xDrive all-wheel-drive system, but can be operated in a rear-drive mode if that is what the driver prefers.

We have seen a number of the M5’s spy shots. And the photos of the camouflaged sedan tell us that it will have bulkier fenders, and a much broader lower fascia. The new carbon fiber roof has a double bubble style, which will help cut down some of its overall weight, while carbon-ceramic brakes haul down the sedan. Looking at the rear end of the car, you’ll notice a pair of circular exhaust tips that come out on both ends.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) will be revealed before its supposed Frankfurt debut

Aside from the officially confirmed BMW 8 Series, the next generation BMW M5 (F90) is getting a lot of attention from the fans, enthusiasts and even potential customers around the world. Just recently, more details have surfaced about the sixth generation of the BMW M5, courtesy of a leak from a preview event in Belgium.

According to one of the attendees who leaked the information, BMW M Belux hosted the event – a celebration of the launch of the “BMW M League" loyalty program -- on May 23, 2017, in a warehouse in Belgium. Attendees didn’t know they were up for a big surprise when they were whisked into a well-lit discovery room where a new BMW M5 (F90) was being displayed.

However, there were no pictures of the previewed M5, since all visitors have to place their smartphones into a pouch before entering the discovery room. Likewise, organizers implemented a strict security to ensure that no one would take a picture of the new BMW M5. However, all visitors were given the freedom to touch, tinker the iDriver and even sit in the new M5. They could even pop the hood and open the cargo space.

Read the entire article More info about the new M5 (F90) leaked from BMW M League launch event in Belgium

BMW has yet to officially take the wraps off the next generation of the BMW M5 high performance sporty sedan, but it has already dropped a number of juicy details that would surely make interested customers, fans and enthusiasts salivate.

First and foremost, the sixth generation of the BMW M5 will be the first BMW unit to feature the M xDrive system, a groundbreaking all-wheel drive technology that allows four-wheel drive vehicles to be as sporty as their rear-wheel drive counterparts.

Specifically, the new BMW M5 is an all-wheel drive sporty sedan as a default, but its drivetrain features a rear-biased setup. This means that the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine of the next generation BMW M5 (F90) sends power – through an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission – to the rear wheels most of the time. But when the system detects that the rear wheels transmit less or no power to the road and there is a need for more traction, the M xDrive would make it possible to send power to the front wheels as well. This transforms the new BMW M5 into a true all-wheel drive sports sedan. Since this capability is adaptive and makes use of predictive technology, the sixth generation of the BMW M5 is able to employ different drive configurations for various driving conditions.

Read the entire article New M xDrive system will debut on upcoming 2018 BMW M5 (F90)

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show may still be far from our sight but there’s no stopping "an insider" from sharing the latest scoop about the new BMW. The revelation came from a BMW employee no less as he recounted his experience over a recent social media post. Apparently, the source went all the way to South Korea to see the latest M5 F90. As expected, he has juicier bits in tow as he goes back to work.

According to the informer, the upcoming M5 will be the first to come with an all-wheel-drive to match Mercedes-AMG’s E63 model. If this is true, then, it is very likely that a Competition Package will be offered as an optional upgrade.

Several speculations have actually floated since the initial test runs of the BMW M5 had been spied by different sources. This time around, the insider’s account may be the most reliable information we could hold onto so far. It’s to such a great degree that the new model is believed to take its design cues from the recent rendering of the M5. Minus the air scoops at the fenders, the new M5’s carbon roof will possibly adopt the same design as that of the M6 Coupe while the rear end will come with the usual M lip trunk spoiler. At least according to the leaked information.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) will offer pure RWD mode, carbon fiber roof and over 600 hp

Numerous images were leaked at the end of last year. While we’re privileged to have received hints about the anticipated BMW M5 F90, it didn’t give us a full and complete detailed appearance of the production ready M5 saloon. Several features were purely hypothetical.

But you’re in luck now as these latest renderings from Bimmerpost on BMW's new F90 M5 give us plenty of details to consider. These were based off a series of leaked CAD images of the M high-performance model, providing us with a closer look at BMW's future member.

This sneak peek at the 6th generation BMW vehicle is definitely exciting. We get a first look at the rear styling of the production M5 saloon. There were M5 GT renders that were shown last year; sadly the rear aesthetics then had been imagined and had no basis. The 6th gen BMW M5 (codenamed F90) is expected to consolidate the current M design elements from BMW M units including the BMW M2. The aesthetic adjustments give the new M5 a more aggressive appearance compared to the older F10 variant.

Read the entire article Latest rendering on 2018 BMW M5 (F90) exposes aggressive style with carbon fiber roof and M mirrors

Carmakers usually leave us thirsty for information on whether they would introduce a new, refreshed or face-lifted vehicle and on when they intend to launch it. There are reasons for this. One, they want to make customers become excited for a new product. Likewise, they want to build hype for a certain vehicle one at a time.

BMW probably doesn’t like it, but it seems that its launch plans have been leaked. Somehow, Auto Motor und Sport was able to get hold of BMW’s launch plans and has reported it. The list seems pretty comprehensive and is good for the medium term, as it outlines the German premium carmaker’s vehicle launches starting this year to 2021.

For this year, BMW will be introducing 12 new and face-lifted models. First off will be the BMW 6 Series facelift, which will be followed by the BMW i3 facelift in the summer. Also coming this year – in July in particular -- are the face-lifted forms of the coupe and convertible version of the BMW 2 Series.

Read the entire article Leaked BMW launch plans from 2017 to 2021 are setting everyone abuzz

This customized BMW M5 certainly looks like it is going to war. No, it doesn’t bear any high-weapons or any bullet-proof armor, but it is wrapped in a unique green color associated with the military. Well if there is any war that the new BMW M5 is headed to, it is the war on the streets and highways where its looks and power would allow it to survive as one of the fittest.

BMW’s M5 performance sedan is a favorite among customers who like to tinker with their vehicles, thanks to the availability of quite a number of tuning programs for this vehicle. Several tuning companies are offering their own kits for the M5, allowing owners of this performance sedan to further customize it according to their taste and preferences. Among the companies offering tuning programs for the BMW M5 is Vorsteiner. And it certainly doesn’t fail in its quest.

Before the BMW M5 was wrapped with military-like foil, this performance sedan was fitted with the Vorsteiner VRS aero program that includes a front splitter (VRS Front Add-On Spoiler), a rear diffuser (VRS Aero Rear Diffuser) and a small trunk lid lip spoiler (VRS Aero Deck Lid Spoiler). All of these aero parts are made from autoclaved 2×2 pre-preg carbon fiber. Once all components have been fitted, this BMW M5 was then wrapped with matte Military Green foil, making it seemingly impregnable and ready to jump into action.

Read the entire article This BMW M5 is magnificently wrapped in Military Green foil with aero kit and tires from Vorsteiner
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