Upcoming F90 BMW M5 heads back to the Nurburgring

BMW M5, Videos | December 19th, 2016 by 18
F90 M5 Ring 750x500

The sixth generation BMW M5 will be unveiled in late 2017 with sales beginning the following year, but in the mean time, the super athlete …

The sixth generation BMW M5 will be unveiled in late 2017 with sales beginning the following year, but in the mean time, the super athlete from Garching continues to record thousands of miles on the legendary Nurburgring race track.

A new video from the Ring shows the F90 M5 going through some fast corners with ease and lots of power. Speaking of performance, the new M5 will be powered by an updated version of the V8 TwinTurbo which has been optimized to deliver maximum power at a wider rpm range, yet the power won’t exceed by much the 600 hp mark. Sources say a 620 hp figure is definitely achievable, but won’t confirm the final power output. Currently, the M5’s rivals are in the range of 550 to 605 hp.

The F90 M5 will also bring the long-time rumored all-wheel drive system to an M5 and future M6 models. The xDrive system will be rear-biased, just like the one in the X5 M and X6 M SUVs. The standard transmission is likely to be the same M-dual-clutch transmission as the current F10 M5. Sources say this new M5 might still offer the manual gearbox for the American market.

Even though the camo does a good job keeping prying eyes away, the psychedelic tape is not able to hide the beautiful curves of the new M5. Just as all the M cars before, the F90 M5 delivers a super sporty front-end, the typical rear-end with the twin double pipes and the flared wheel-arches. With a lower weight than the current F10 model, the next F90 M5 is rumored to deliver again that M experience we’ve all been craving for.

18 responses to “Upcoming F90 BMW M5 heads back to the Nurburgring”

  1. Khumo says:

    What happened at 0:56?

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    This video is actually just stolen footage from one of Gumbal’s video from August 21, so no the F90 didn’t return to the Nürb.

    • Icebreakerr says:


      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Checkout the car of the year review from the magazine Motorsport, the M3 Competition did a better laptime than the 991.2 911 Carrera 2S around the Magny-Cours GP circuit :O (same driver same day same tyres).

        • Icebreakerr says:

          damn! its quick, btw that e class video top10 thing on car wow so many frustrated merc fans they watch the video like :D then when they scroll to the comments they get so mad cause people calling it ugly etc lmaoooo so funny

  3. bmw driver says:

    Has a TC auto, probably one of those new ZF transmissions. You can tell by the distinctive X5M like burps at WOT. I wonder if it’s due to the power and torque output, or the AWD set up?

  4. John says:

    Let’s hope the M5 does well! EVO UK just ranked the M2 last in their “car of the year” test.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Lots of cars don’t even make it to that test. Also the M4 GTS is the only car besides the 911R that has been on the top of a journalist’s list, which does mean something…

      • John says:

        They ranked the Ford Focus RS above it.

        • bmw driver says:

          While complaining about the M2’s suspension. I’m yet to see a Focus RS test where the reviewer hasn’t complained about how ridiculously bad the Focus’ suspension is. I think they had a broken M2 or something.

        • Icebreakerr says:

          2 of the testers named the M4 GTS as their winner.

        • Max says:

          LOOOOL!! I heard that some owners even brought back their Focus because it was that bad, didnt hear anything like that about the M2.

          • bmw driver says:

            I picked up my M2 today. First time I’ve driven an M2 on the road, I ordered mine after going to an M drive day. Suspension over coarse bitumen, bumpy back roads, urban roads with potholes and utility covers etc. is supple and compliant.

        • guest says:

          Good! Let the boy racers go there, especially since the Japanese have given up.

    • guest says:

      Auto123, AJAC, C&D 10 Best, Kelley Blue Book, among others, prize it.

  5. guest says:

    The M550i already outperforms the current M5.

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