F90 BMW M5 testing at Nurburgring

BMW M5 | June 27th, 2015 by 6
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The next generation F90 BMW M5 is out on the track at Nurburgring. Due out in 2018, the F90 M5 is likely to be the …

The next generation F90 BMW M5 is out on the track at Nurburgring. Due out in 2018, the F90 M5 is likely to be the first M car to be offered with an optional all-wheel drive system. Franciscus van Meel, BMW M CEO, recently said that if the sports division will use an xDrive in the next M5 and M6, it will not be as a full-time 50/50 split.

He suggested that it will act like the current xDrive system does now, with 100% of power going to the rear and only sending some to the front to increase grip as needed.

Design wise, the F90 M5 will probably take advantage of the new 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.

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In the rear, the OLED taillights previewed earlier this year might be offered as well. The renderings below use the current F10 M5 as the starting point and adding some design cues from the new M3/M4.

We expect to see the same 4.4 liter V8 turbocharged under the hood, but now developing 600 horsepower, just like the M5 “30 Jahre Edition.”

bmw m5 g30 mule c982326062015202735 2 750x500The 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.

The F90 M5 will be launched in 2018, followed a year later by the M6.


[Source: Autogespot]

6 responses to “F90 BMW M5 testing at Nurburgring”

  1. Sean Skinner says:

    Look like it has production headlights now

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    Only 600hp ? I expected a little power bump as well, maybe with the water injection technology, to push it around 630 and 650 with comp pack…

  3. Alex Norris says:

    Looks like bus on the track (( I sure the future RS6, will kicks M5`s ass

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