BMW F90 M5 spotted again during winter testing

7-series | March 13th, 2016 by 9
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The new 5 Series flagship was spotted in the Northern parts of Europe during winter testing. The BMW F90 M5 is tentatively due to be …

The new 5 Series flagship was spotted in the Northern parts of Europe during winter testing. The BMW F90 M5 is tentatively due to be unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and for the first time, it’s rumored to offer an optional all-wheel drive component.

Design wise, the F90 M5 will take advantage of a refreshed BMW design language, with a more aggressive front fascia, 3D sculpted kidney grille and sleeker LED headlights connecting to the outer edge of the grille. The spy photo confirms it’ll get a more heavily raked rear window and a sloping boot deck, giving it a sleeker profile than the current F10 M5.

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At the rear, the OLED taillights previewed last year by the M4 GTS might be offered as well.

Inside, much of the car’s dash design will resemble that of the new 7 Series and it’ll also get 48-volt electrical architecture to enable advanced autonomous driving systems. A self-steering mode will operate up to a pre-determined speed, and a sophisticated anti-collision system and fully autonomous braking will also be available.

The M5 will be a lighter car, thanks to the new G30 5 Series platform. BMW has learned a lot from BMW i and CFRP and aluminum components will be at the core at all future models, not just the F90 M5.

Under the hood, the F90 M5 will use a revised version of the 4.40 liter V8 TwinTurbo with around 600 horsepower.

9 responses to “BMW F90 M5 spotted again during winter testing”

  1. mckillio says:

    Why does it have an F codename if it’s based on the G series?

  2. TheBingoBalls says:

    The shape and small details (what we can see so far) looks very similar to the G11 7er which isn’t exactly a bad thing. To be honest, I care less about the exterior aesthetics and is more concerned with what this thing is going to weight. It’s going to have more power so it won’t have any issues moving but instead more concerned how it’s going to corner because that was an issue with the F10.

  3. Kaisuke971 says:

    I hope it will have the “Active steering” four wheel steering system, particularly if there is an optional xDrive version of the car. In terms of driving dynamics, it will help it a lot ! That could make a key difference with the competitors because i don’t think they use it (even though Porsche’s technology could make its way to the Quattro division).

  4. John says:

    Why is this article under the “7 series” category?

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