BMW is currently in Northern Sweden conducting their yearly cold weather testing and several prototypes are being driven around the snowy roads.
While most of them sport the typical BMW camouflage, there is one that doesn’t. What seemed to be an ordinary BMW F10 M5, it turned out to be a prototype featuring an all-wheel drive underneath the chassis. The vigilant spy photographers got underneath the car and found driveshafts connected to the front wheels in addition to the rear wheels.
Without a doubt this is an indication that BMW is testing some sort of all-wheel drive system, possibly for the highly rumored next generation M5 and M6.
Currently BMW only offers the xDrive AWD used on the BMW X5 M and the X6 M. Audi and Mercedes-Benz are already offering high-performance sedans and wagons in the segment, so it remains to be seen if the next generation F90 M5 will bring an optional xDrive to its customers.