Spy photos and videos of the upcoming 2019 BMW F90 M5 have been popping up like crazy lately. Short clips here and there, a picture or two and maybe even the brief exhaust note. However, this is the best spy video of the new M5 we’ve seen yet and it looks pretty damn great.
In the video, we see the new M5, completely camo-clad, bombing down the Nurburgring at crazy speed. The new F90 M5 looks properly quick, diving into corners and simply firing out of them. It looks stable and balanced, like a proper M5 should. With the way it dives into corners, the front end seems sharp and like it bites hard. The rear end never really steps out on it, despite taking corners at very high speed, which indicates its all-wheel drive nature as M5s were never that well-behaved, as they’ve always loved to step their tails out. This one, though, seems planted, stable and balanced, proving that the all-wheel drive system is a very performance-oriented setup.
It also looks properly aggressive, with a low stance, massive front air intakes and massive wheels. It also sounds snorty and raspy, which is good. We know that the upcoming BMW F90 M5 will be packing a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 and make around 600 hp. All of that power will be sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission and will power all four wheels, via an M-tuned xDrive system. According to BMW, the new M550i is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with under 500 hp, so it’s possible that the new M5 could do the same sprint in the low three-second range.
We’re hearing that the next-gen F90 M5 will be unveiled sometime during the second half of the year, so sometime after June. It should hit the market in late November, early December as well and will be sold as a 2018 model.