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

Article by Christian A., on May 4, 2017

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.

Here's more. The M5 is expected to arrive with a new set of Jet black 20-inch, 5-spoke wheel design with silver accents. It is very likely that BMW would also offer a new shade of body color on the new model. If true, the new M5 can be had in Marina Bay Blue among other shades available.

Under the hood, expect the M5 to come with a 600 hp 4.4-liter turbocharged powertrain. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, this type of engine should be enough to launch the M5 from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.6 seconds. More than these, the M5 is also expected to come with a drift mode that enables the driver to send all its power to the rear wheels.

The new BMW M5 is set to arrive at the showrooms by early next year. It also means that many of these rumors will be confirmed before the year ends. Either way, fans may still catch a glimpse of the M5 as early as September ---should BMW decide to put it on stage in Frankfurt Germany. In this case, the only thing we could do for now is wait for BMW’s official statement.

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Topics: bmw, bmw m5, rwd, awd, sedan, sports car

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