We have been long waiting for the next BMW M5 and BMW has officially released some photos of the M5 prototype which can been seen on the picture above as it is camouflaged. The prototype has been seen countless time on the nurburgring track doing some laps. There has been some information released on the trusted site called BMWblog about the next generation BMW M5. Even though the M5’s body has been camouflaged, you can see that this will look very, very beautiful just by the streamlined body structure.
Because Mercedes Benz’s E63 S can hit 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds using the newly updated 4MATIC four-wheel drive system, BMW has decided to give the M5 a four-wheel drive system. The new generation xDrive has been made specially for the M5. This allows the M5 to accelarate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds (claimed by BMW).
Because the E63 S has Drift mode to allow it to drift, the M5 has a system which allows the driver to simply push a button and turn it to a rear-wheel drive power machine at will. This is the recipe for BMW and BMW did not want to lose it with the M5. It’s simply switching between rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive at will.
The BMW M5 is powered by the 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine from the F10 model but this has been tweaked to produce an unbelievable 607 bhp and 516 Ib ft of torque. Obviously all top speeds of BMW M models have been limited to 155 mph, so is the M5’s top speed.
Since the first BMW M5, the E28, was released in the year 1985 it has been widely respected as one of the fastest four door saloon cars. This went on with the E34, E39, E60 and the F10 M5’s. I dearly do love the BMW M5.
Concerning what a buyer will get if he/she bought an M5 is a lot of equipment. But BMW has not announced official equipments that one might get. I’m guessing that the buyer will get satellite navigation and online services. This will be operated on BMW’s newly updated iDrive system. The M5 will also borrow some kit from the BMW 7 series.
It will officially make it’s international debut at the next motor show which is coming next month. For now a BMW fan can just look at this spy photos. Or, you can still see a bit of glance of the M5 on pictures released on the Need For Speed game which is coming on the 10th of November.
The next M5 should have that boldness to it and give the E63 S a kick on it’s buttocks. I just can’t wait to see how it looks like and how it will go against it’s competitors!