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All that we know about the BMW M5

All that we know about the BMW M5
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Monday 21 August 2017, 17:59 PM

The new generation BMW M5 will be revealed tomorrow. So far, the new F90 M5 has  been officially teased in videos and the images of the car have been leaked online . Now, ahead of its official reveal, here is everything we know so far about the F90 BMW M5.

Sixth generation:

The M5 was first introduced in 1985. The upcoming M5 will be the sixth generation model. The first incarnation of the M5 was based on the E28 535i chassis and was the fastest production sedan at that time. It was followed by E34 M5 in 1989 which was replaced by the famous E39 M5 in 1999. The E39 debuted the V8 motor for the first time in the M5. The E60 M5 was introduced in 2005 with a fire breathing 5.0-litre V10 engine. It was consistently regarded as the benchmark for super high-performance sedans in its class. The current generation F10 M5 went back to a turbocharged V8 with 560 horsepower.

xDrive system:

The F90 M5 will be BMW’s first non-SUV M car with xDrive all-wheel-drive system which comes as a big surprise for the purists. After all, in its 32 years of existence, the M5 was always famous for its rear-wheel-drive layout. However, the German carmaker has assured us that this system does not tamper with the soul of the sports saloon.

The xDrive has been configured as a rear-biased setup. The front wheels come into play only when the rear wheels aren’t able to handle any more power and start losing traction. There are three levels of adjustability for the xDrive modes - 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. Purists, of course, can opt for the classic rear-wheel-drive setup by deactivating the all-wheel-drive system.

Power output:

According to reports, the new generation M5 will churn out more than 600 horsepower making it the most powerful M5 till date. It will carry forward the updated version of the 4.4-litre twin turbocharged V8 from the current generation M5. Transmission would be a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Sadly, there will be no manual transmission on offer. Torque output will be rated ‘significantly more than the current car’s 680Nm’. With power figures exceeding 600bhp, the M5 will match the output of its closest rival, the E63 S AMG.

New platform and features:

The G30 5 Series sedan is based on the same new CLAR platform as the flagship 7 Series. It makes the M550i variant more potent than the F10 M5. Therefore, we expect a ferocious performance from the upcoming M5, including a 0-100 kmph time achieved under 3.5 seconds. The top speed will be restricted to 250 kmph in typical German performance car tradition. The M5 will also boast of some advanced safety and creature comfort apart from the autonomous technology.

 

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