Upcoming F90 BMW M5 is already looking hot

BMW M5, Spy Photos | April 11th, 2017 by 7
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Despite still sporting significant camouflage, the beautiful and dynamic lines of the upcoming BMW F90 M5 are easily noticeable in these latest spy photos from …

Despite still sporting significant camouflage, the beautiful and dynamic lines of the upcoming BMW F90 M5 are easily noticeable in these latest spy photos from Germany. Building upon the new exterior design of the G30 5 Series, the first all-wheel drive M5 will offer a unique combination of M design cues paired with the luxury and classiness of a business sedan.

But the design is only half the story with the F90 M5. It’s said that this new generation of M5 will pack a reworked version of the brand’s 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8, much like the new BMW M550i does, and should develop around 600 hp.

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To get those ponies to the ground, though, the new BMW M5 will actually have an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic gearbox, rather than the DCT unit typically found in M cars. The reason for that is that the DCT (dual-clutch transmission) isn’t set up for all-wheel drive and it likely can’t handle all torque of the mighty V8’s torque, which is said to be around 516 lb-ft.

According to BMW insiders, this upcoming M5 will be the most powerful and fastest accelerating BMW M car ever made. Which, to be honest, isn’t that surprising. The new M550i, which isn’t even a proper M car, is faster than the current F10-generation M5 and just as fast as the M4 Competition Package. And the M550i only has 456 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. If the new M5 is going to have 600 hp and all-wheel drive, it should be a flipping rocket.

People familiar with the new super sports sedan said that the F90 M5 will run from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds.

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

[Photo: instagram.com/wilcoblok]

7 responses to “Upcoming F90 BMW M5 is already looking hot”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    I don’t think the car will only have 700nm if it makes 600hp. It’s said to have a new S63″T4″ engine, and the S63T2 in the X5 and X6 M already makes more torque than the S63T0, 70nm more in its comparable 575hp config (in the M5 Competition and pre-LCI M6 Competition for the latter) to be more precise.

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    can tell this car is gna be a sexy beast

  3. James says:

    Who proof read this? They should be shot…

  4. Crux says:

    When you see your crush from far away and their heading your direction.

    That’s what i feel right now even w heavy camo.

  5. Alexander S says:

    It will be around 610 hp for sure. And with 625 with CP in future…

  6. Marcus Canada says:

    Pretty awesome. After 7 years in an E60 M5, I moved up to the F10 M5 in 2015 and I am loving it immensely. The F10 M5 still feels like a fresh design so I not in a hurry to move up but I am very excited when it’s time to move up again.

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