Spring is here and BMW resumes its Nurburgring testing for the upcoming releases. This week, the BMW F90 M5 blessed us with its presence at the legendary race track where it performed some hot laps giving us a closer look at its performance and engine sound. The M5 will be a lighter car than the current F10 M5, 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 new M5 will use a revised version of the 4.4 liter V8 TwinTurbo with around 600 horsepower. The engine is likely to receive some components upgrade which will help deliver not only better performance but also higher efficiency.

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 video 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.

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.