New F90 BMW M5 to hit 3.5 – 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h

BMW M5, Rumors | January 19th, 2017 by 24
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We heard through the grapevine that the upcoming F90 BMW M5 will be a monster on the track, but also in straight line. According to …

We heard through the grapevine that the upcoming F90 BMW M5 will be a monster on the track, but also in straight line. According to some people familiar with the new super sports sedan, the F90 M5 will run from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 – 3.6 seconds, significantly faster than the current F10 M5 which runs the same sprint in 4.2 seconds.

Since the new M5 will come with an all-wheel drive setup as well and an M DCT, we’re assuming that the quoted figures are for a car equipped with those two features. The numbers are impressive, but not so surprising considering the G30 M550i xDrive sedan which does the standard sprint in 4.0 seconds flat.

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The power sedan is powered by a further developed V8-Biturbo with a displacement of 4.4 liters, which is expected to press almost 600 hp on the crankshaft. Later variants – such as the BMW M5 CS – will continue to turn the power screw and underpin the special BMW M5 as a sports car in the business dress.

The rumormill also churns out that the new M5 will give the ability to change from all-wheel drive to rear wheel drive at the push of a button. Depending on the driving mode, the driver can decide for himself whether he wants to use the power of the V8 TwinTurbo on all four wheels or would rather feel the full power on the rear axle.

The all-wheel drive naturally offers great traction advantages on slippery ground, which is significantly important to customers in the alpine regions and the North American Snow Belt. 

BMW will unveil the new F90 M5 towards the end of this year, followed by a market launch in early 2018.

24 responses to “New F90 BMW M5 to hit 3.5 – 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    Almost 600hp, that’s it ? So they’re doing just like with the F80, when they released the actual M3 at the LCI and called it a “competition package”. Not good.

  2. Dailybimmer says:

    @ Icebreakerr

    Wtf? Only 3.5-3.6 sec to 100 kmh? I was expecting in 3.2 secs. Mercedes AMG E63 S runs already in 3.4 sec according to a german car magazine. I hope it’s only a rumor,otherwise I ‘d be very dissapointed.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      To be fair it’s written here that the F10 M5 does 4.2s (factory claim) and on the road it’s more like 3.8-4.0s so if claim is 3.5-3.6, real will be around 3.1-3.2s.

      That said i expected 3.2s claimed and sub 3 on the road.

    • guest says:

      Because BMW’s performance flagship is only about its blink you miss it 0-60 time difference, they’re changing their name to BMWNHRA. It’s already too fast for you guys to type in, but fast enough to type about, so what’s the problem? How many wpm can you do on the Nurburgring?

    • Senne says:

      That 3.2 secs time is real life. Claimed by Merc is also less. They’re always underestimated. The M5 will definitely do about the same in a straight line. On top of that the F90 will be the better handling car on track. Win-Win for the new M5.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        The M5 CS will probably be the actual E28-like destroy everything super sedan, i just wish that they could release that from the get go instead of playing and waiting for the LCI.

  3. NoName says:

    Let BMW win track times like Mercedes wins drag races…

  4. BrianF says:

    Guys relax, that’s not the official figures.
    At the end of year, we’ll find out.

  5. Arunabh says:

    I have a feeling that these are wildly understated figures.

    We all know what BMW drive trains are.

    I am betting for 3.0-3.2 secs flat !!

  6. FRED says:


  7. sukispeed says:

    Can some answer me why the new M5 would be an F90 and not a G90?

  8. Senne says:

    That button is a MUST!! It will give all the advantages of xDrive without the compromise of driving pleasure. Yes it’s more weight, but the car is already lighter than the previous generation, so that makes up for it. The F90 will be a BEAST and kill the competition!

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      I bet 90% of the owners will never use it, the new xDrive systems are really RWD-biased i’ve seen a review of the Alpina B7 (G12) where it was drifting all over the place. It’s only useful if you wanna do a burnout or a drift, but for the actual driving experience it’s useless, will only slow down the car.

      • Senne says:

        You’re right but BMW is supposed to be an enthusiast brand after all and those 10% of enthusiasts or people who will drag race their M5 or whatever will appreciate it. Anyway it’s also a must that this xDrive system is RWD-biased, because they promised the xDrive would only be for extra safety + better straight line performance. :)

  9. Alejandro Vargas says:

    BMW are you serious? Is that the best you can do ? Really ?

    Tesla P100 takes 2.3 seconds 0-60 and costs $125,000. Why are you so happy about 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Are you kidding ?

  10. Alejandro Vargas says:

    Hey, Haven’t heard that TESLA P100D hits 0-60 in 2.27 seconds?

    It seems that BMW’s engineers have spent a lot of time at Munich’s Hofbrahouse, hip, hip. I just was saying.

  11. Max says:

    “Almost 600 hp” Really? that will disappointing if it turns out to be true.. and 3.5 to 3.6 sec.. I was expecting 3.2 or so

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