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One of the automakers that offer a subscription service to their clients instead of just selling them the traditional way is BMW. At the time of writing, BMW’s program “Access by BMW” is only available in Nashville, Tennessee.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this service, it actually comes in two tiers. The first is the Legend plan, which costs $2,000 a month and provides access to the 530e xDrive, 540i, X5 xDrive35i, 440i Coupe, 440i Convertible and M2. Then there’s the more premium M plan, which costs $3,700 a month. This covers use of the M5, X5 M, X6 M, and M4 Convertible.
To sign up for the subscription service, the client will need to pay a $575 joining fee, and there is a minimum of a 32-day commitment. BMW will then handle the insurance and maintenance on the vehicles. The vehicle will be detailed before each delivery. The car comes with a full tank of fuel but the user is responsible to fill it up later on. Customers will also be able to switch between plans from month to month. It’s also possible to pause the program for an extra fee of $200.Read the entire article BMW’s Subscription Service costs up to $3,700 for the M plan
Earlier this year, we learned that the Competition Package for the BMW M5 (F90) will be arriving this year with production set to begin in April. Now, March is coming to an end, and it is just time for us to hear more details about the specifics of what the package have to offer, thanks to an Australian Bimmerpost forum user who ordered a BMW M5 with Competition Package. Everything that we expect from the package will be offered by the German automaker.
The user confirmed some details we already knew, from how output increases to 625 horsepower from the same biturbo 4.4 liter V8. Torque remains unconfirmed, while horsepower eclipses that of the M5’s rival - the 603 horsepower Mercedes AMG E63 S.
Surprisingly, there had been some details they revealed that we did not know about the package at first. For instance, the Competition Package will have a lowered suspension, and the front end will be dropped by seven millimeters, and ten millimeters for the rear. There should be other suspension changes as well, that make the M5 easier to handle on track. This however, was not confirmed on the post.Read the entire article First details on the BMW M5 (F90) Competition Package are leaked
After the BMW M5 (F90) took the record for the longest drift a couple of weeks ago (and don’t forget the crazy car-to-car refuelling trick that happened at the same time), BMW is finally going to focus on something more serious.
Someone from the Bimmer Post forums even posted that there is a confirmed Competition Package that is just around the corner. Production for this is scheduled to begin in the beginning of April, and BMW said that it will debut sometime this year.
The news was announced to us by none other than the BMW Driving Experience’s head in a BMW M Ice Experience event that took place in Sweden. Though the source was unnamed, he has been a member of the forum for quite some time now, and therefore, this is a reason to believe that the piece of information is entirely legit.Read the entire article BMW M5 (F90) with Competition Package may have 625 horsepower
BMW has teased us a couple of times about its record breaking attempt, and finally, they have decided to post the extended video of the M5’s actual eight hour drift that they have documented.
It was Johan Schwartz, an instructor of BMW’s Performance Driving School, who was behind the wheels of the performance sedan. He drove this as an attempt to improve his previous performance record from back in 2013, when he took the previous generation M5 for a drift, leaving with a record of 51.27 miles (82.51 kilometers).
At that time, he was able to cover 322.5 laps of one of the course at the BMW Performance Center located in South Carolina. And recently, with the new M5 (F90), he took on the same track, and was able to go around it, 2,000 times.Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) beats longest drift record by covering 232.5 miles, refueling was done mid-drift
BMW revealed that the new M5 (F90) has taken on the Shanghai International Circuit and has shown its exceptional driving properties by setting a lap record. Driven by Bruno Spengler, the new M5 managed to clock in a time of 2:22.828 minutes.
Spengler, who had won the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) back in 2012, managed to break the record by five seconds. Making the record lap even more astonishing is the fact that the four-door saloon is a production version and was driven without any changes made for the racetrack. Not surprising, especially for BMW enthusiasts, as the M series follow the principle of a road-going car being capable of going through the racing track any time.
With the perfect mix of athleticism and luxury, the new M5 is powered by the 4.4-liter V8 engine that is fitted with the M TwinPower Turbo technology. Given that the engine has undergone changes by none other than the engineers at M, it can deliver output of 441 kW (600 hp) with peak torque of 750 Nm. Thus compared to the previous models, the new model shows that performance has indeed increased significantly. Paired to the engine is the Steptronic 8-speed transmission that comes with Drivelogic. Thus the new M5 can go from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Putting in the M-specific suspension ensures that driving dynamics is optimized. Further, BMW made sure to put focus on weight as it has a significant impact on the performance. Actual weight was lowered by using carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the roof.Read the entire article BMW M5 (F90) is named fastest 4-door production sedan after breaking records at Shanghai Circuit
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.Read the entire article BMW starts production of new M5 (F90) at its Dingolfing, Bavaria plant
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
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.Read the entire article BMW M5 (F90) sedan rendered by a Russian artist as a convertible
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.Read the entire article First prototype of BMW M5 (F90) was a rear-wheel drive model
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.Read the entire article BMW confirms plan to launch new M5 (F90) Competition Package
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
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