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Old 08-23-17, 11:29 AM   #1
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BMW finally shows off the real-life 2018 M5. Unsurprisingly, it looks like a regular 5 Series with larger grilles, an aggressive rear valance with a faux diffuser, and the trademark vents in the fenders. Inside is much the same, with the major changes being special power heated sport seats with illuminated M5 logos and a pair of bright red M buttons on the steering wheel for individually-customized driving modes.

The important stuff is under the modestly changed skin. The burly Bimmer features a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 as with the last model, but it makes 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. This represents a healthy increase of 40 horsepower and 53 pound-feet of torque respectively over the previous generation. Though BMW did release a highly limited edition of the previous generation that also made 600 horsepower. The power and torque are also available over broad parts of the rev band. Peak power lasts from 5,700 to 6,600 rpm, and peak torque sticks around from 1,800 until 5,700 rpm.

All of this power and torque goes through an 8-speed automatic to an all-wheel-drive system, the first for an M5. As we've covered previously, it's a unique system in that it can function in a purely rear-drive mode, one of three modes in which stability control is shut off. According to BMW, the all-wheel-drive system should also help keep stability control from intervening too soon by providing more traction and control by default. The all-wheel-drive system also allows for better application of the car's power, allowing it to hit 60 mph in a claimed 3.2 seconds. The M5 is also capable of a top speed of 189 mph when equipped with the M Driver's Package. Otherwise, the car is limited to 155 mph.


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Power isn't the only thing BMW has focused on. To improve handling, the double-wishbone front setup and the multi-link rear suspension of the standard 5 Series have been revamped. Firmer anti-roll bars and loads of chassis bracing have also been added. In addition, the M5 has 19-inch wheels at each corner, with 275-mm tires at the front, and 285-mm tires at the back. The overall track is wider than the previous generation, too.

For stopping, the M5 gets as standard 15.5-inch steel rotors up front with 6-piston fixed calipers and 15-inch rear rotors with floating single-piston calipers. There are optional carbon ceramic brakes available, too. The front rotors increase in size by a quarter-inch over the stock units, but the calipers remain the same. Opting for the carbon brakes saves a whopping 50 pounds of unsprung weight. BMW has employed a number of other weight saving strategies on the M5, as well. The front hood and fenders are made of aluminum, and the roof is made of carbon fiber. BMW also claims to have saved 11 pounds of weight in the M5's dynamic exhaust system.

BMW is also making a limited run of First Edition M5s. Only 50 of the cars will come to the U.S. They only differ from standard models aesthetically. Each one features a matte paint called Frozen Dark Red Metallic, and the color is complemented by gloss black trim on the outside. Wheels are larger 20-inch items, and the interior is available in white leather with red stitching. Pricing for both the First Edition and the standard model have yet to be revealed. The M5 goes on sale in spring of 2018.
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can't wait to read more reviews on this car once it hits full production!
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That's pretty awesome.
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looks a bit bland, but performance should be spectacular. a true wolf in sheep's clothing.
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looks a bit bland, but performance should be spectacular. a true wolf in sheep's clothing.
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It should be styled a bit more aggressive to further differentiate from the regular 5 series. And I was really hoping to see a whole new engine, enough polishing the 4.4 turd.
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This thing is very disappointing to me.

Styling is very weak - they basically took the rear of the X6M and slapped it on this thing.
Engine is only 25hp more than the F10 M5 with CompPack! And it only comes with 8speed auto....

Not impressed by the interior either.

Get a CPO F10 M5 and save $60-70k
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If you follow the link, the car looks a lot more aggressive front the side and especially from the rear. The front however looks mellow and barely different from regular 5 series.
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This thing is very disappointing to me.

Styling is very weak - they basically took the rear of the X6M and slapped it on this thing.
Engine is only 25hp more than the F10 M5 with CompPack! And it only comes with 8speed auto....

Not impressed by the interior either.

Get a CPO F10 M5 and save $60-70k
Stats seem to be pretty on par with its competiton. 2018 E63 AMG has 603hp and 9-Speed Auto. 3 more hp and 1 extra gear. 2018 CTS-V 640hp and 8-Speed Auto.
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Stats seem to be pretty on par with its competiton. 2018 E63 AMG has 603hp and 9-Speed Auto. 3 more hp and 1 extra gear. 2018 CTS-V 640hp and 8-Speed Auto.
Nobody said its not competitive but its not that much better than F10 if you look at the fact the engine is the same and they went from DCT to Auto.

Obviously because of the AWD its a lot faster now than previous M5, but overall I dont see this car being a huge improvement over previous gen.
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This thing is very disappointing to me.

Styling is very weak - they basically took the rear of the X6M and slapped it on this thing.
Engine is only 25hp more than the F10 M5 with CompPack! And it only comes with 8speed auto....

Not impressed by the interior either.

Get a CPO F10 M5 and save $60-70k
Agreed, its rather boring and does look a bit too much like a regular 5 series.

My favorite M5 is the E60, with the V10. Nobody had a 500hp sedan back in 2005, especially one that revved to 8200rpm and sounded like a damn Formula 1 car with the right exhaust. Plus I really liked the styling on that gen 5 series, I know a lot of people hated it, but I think it worked, unlike the similar treatment on the 7 series. The 5 series of the 10's, both this new model and the last model, are big, bland, bloat mobiles. This translates pretty well to the new and last gen M5, big, boring looking car with one hell of an engine under the hood. It just doesn't seem to have the same soul as the earlier 5 series cars.

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Nobody said its not competitive but its not that much better than F10 if you look at the fact the engine is the same and they went from DCT to Auto.

Obviously because of the AWD its a lot faster now than previous M5, but overall I dont see this car being a huge improvement over previous gen.
Not only its not that much better than F10 M5, its also not much better than m550i. Never before have 550i and M5 have been so similar. I hear there are tuned m550s putting better numbers than the new M5.
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Isn't the whole point of the M5 to be the super sleeper car that blends in, but can shred anything when required? It's supposed to look like a regular 5 series, look at the majority of the previous models.
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Agreed, its rather boring and does look a bit too much like a regular 5 series.

My favorite M5 is the E60, with the V10. Nobody had a 500hp sedan back in 2005, especially one that revved to 8200rpm and sounded like a damn Formula 1 car with the right exhaust. Plus I really liked the styling on that gen 5 series, I know a lot of people hated it, but I think it worked, unlike the similar treatment on the 7 series. The 5 series of the 10's, both this new model and the last model, are big, bland, bloat mobiles. This translates pretty well to the new and last gen M5, big, boring looking car with one hell of an engine under the hood. It just doesn't seem to have the same soul as the earlier 5 series cars.
I soooo agree with you and thanks for typing all that out for me

LFA, the F10 and the Porsche GT has the best F1 exhaust sound.
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I soooo agree with you and thanks for typing all that out for me

LFA, the F10 and the Porsche GT has the best F1 exhaust sound.
you mean e60?
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