More spy photos of the upcoming BMW F90 M5

BMW M5, News, Spy Photos | March 28th, 2017 by 9
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We can’t get enough of the upcoming BMW F90 M5. I don’t think you can blame us for being so excited about the next-generation M5, …

We can’t get enough of the upcoming BMW F90 M5. I don’t think you can blame us for being so excited about the next-generation M5, as the car on it’s built upon, the G30-generation 5 Series, is an exceptional one. The chassis is brilliant and the technology is superb. Just driving the new BMW 540i impressed us, so we’re absolutely giddy over the prospect of the new M5.

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Some new spy photos have been given to us of the upcoming M5 driving around in Munich, along with several other cars we’ve reported seeing today. While the camouflage sort of covers any distinctive differences between the M5 and the standard 5 Series, we can tell that it looks more menacing. The fenders seem flared out and the ride is significantly lower. You can tell almost immediately that this is a BMW M5 and that’s a good thing. Its quad exhausts also give it away.

We haven’t even driven the M5’s smaller sibling, the BMW M550i, yet but we’re expecting the M5 to be a couple of steps ahead of it, in terms of performance. Under the hood of the M5 will be a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that will make about 600 hp. That mighty engine will power all four wheels via an M-tuned variant of the brand’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. Routing power to the wheels will be an eight-speed automatic gearbox, rather than the seven-speed DCT, as the latter can’t handle the torque nor is capable of sending power to four wheels.

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If the BMW M550i, with its 456 hp, is faster than the recently departed F10-generation BMW M5, thanks to its all-wheel drive system and clever torque management, this new BMW M5 should be an absolute monster. The M550i can do a sub-4 second 0-60 mph time with only 456 hp and all-wheel drive. What will the F90 M5, with its 600 hp, same transmission and all-wheel drive be able to do?

We don’t know but we do know that we can’t wait to find out.

[Photos: Matski]

9 responses to “More spy photos of the upcoming BMW F90 M5”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    Wtf are those tyres, winter tyres ? They don’t look very sporty. Hope it comes with Pilot Sport 4S at standard, it’ll help it putting down the power and grip in corners too.

    Michelin > All.

    • Colby Kay says:

      Those look like a winter weather set from Michelin if you look closely at the top of the rear tire

    • 2sfhim says:

      Why not Pilot Super Sport as standard? They’re even better!
      And winter tyres aren’t that bad. The Alpina B7 has just been reviewed doing 0-100 in 3,58s with winter tyres on damp tarmac. Just imagine what the B5 and M5 will be with 200 kg less, proper tyres and dry road.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        The Pilot Super Sport are replaced by the Pilot Sport 4S. These tyres are pretty much the best on the market right now, they offer a level of performance almost similar to tyres like the Cup 2s while being even better than the old Supersport in the rain, phenomenal !

        And btw i’ve seen Joe’s video, and i actually didn’t expect the B7 to make sub 3.6s GPS in the cold with winter tyres at all, that’s frankly awesome for a car of its class. It could probably do a time in the 3.4s in perfect conditions !

  2. Matt Stokes says:

    From what I’ve heard, this will be the best sounding M5 car for a while.

  3. Alexander S says:

    I think there definitely will be more than 600hp. Not much, maybe 610. If Merc has why BMW wont.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Two things: the M5 will most likely be lighter than the E63 S by a margin, and there is still a competition package to come. Maybe even a CS.

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