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.
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.