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.
Moreover, the carbon fiber built roof adds an awesome touch and the M mirrors blend right in with the vehicle's all around sporty design. The current gen BMW 5 Series G30 is not fitted with the Carbon Core structure, which the recent BMW 7 Series has, that enables it to be lighter by up to an estimated 100 kg. If this will be applied to the next-gen BMW M5 then it could have a similar weight decrease.
Also seen in the rendered M5 are the heavily reshaped bumpers, distinctive kidney grille inserts, broad front wings with chromed vent material, broader sills, a more pronounced rear diffuser and the M5's trademark quad tailpipes.
The new M5 is rumoured to be fitted with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces around 600 hp and that allows the unit to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.5 seconds, making it much faster than the recent model that reaches this speed in 4.2 seconds. However, the top speed of the M5 will be restricted to only 250 km/h.
Interestingly, the future M5 will also be considered as the 1st AWD non-SUV vehicle to be released by BMW M that can be offered as an all-wheel drive, along with a dual clutch transmission. The driver will be able to switch between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, utilizing specific drive modes.
There has also been another M5 Touring rendering that was released. Unfortunately, BMW shows no interest in producing such vehicle. The up and coming BMW's 2018 M5 is set to have a global premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September of this year.