New details on the upcoming 2018 BMW F90 M5

BMW M5 | April 27th, 2017 by 31
BMW F90 M5 Final Rendering 750x500

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. Later this year, BMW will finally unveil the highly-awaited performance sedan and today, we have some exclusive details to share with you.

Design wise, the F90 M5 is very close to the rendering seen below; the only significant difference is the lack of air breathers on the side. The carbon roof has the same design as the one found on the M6 Coupe. In the back, there is the twin exhaust tailpipes along with a small lip on the boot.

BMW F90 M5 Final Rendering 750x473

Rendering F90 M5

There is also a sporty rear diffuser, as well as new five-spoke wheels design in 20 inches painted in Jet Black with silver accents. BMW will also launch a new color for the F90 M5 – Marina Bay Blue. A new style M mirror is also present on the M5, larger than the ones found on the M3/M4.

Now onto the powertrain. The driver will have an option of three different driving settings – all-wheel drive, all-wheel drive sport and a 100% rear-wheel drive setup. All can be switched with a touch of a button. As we already confirmed, the 7-speed DCT is being replaced by an eight-speed automatic transmission – with a P button and larger in size than the current transmission – and speed shifting paddles.

The steering wheel gets the typical M1/M2 button, in red aluminum, fixed separately on the steering wheel, similar to the Formula 1 steering design.

The V8 4.4 liter TwinTurbo engine will produce slightly over 600 horsepower and will go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds.

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

31 responses to “New details on the upcoming 2018 BMW F90 M5”

  1. Crux says:

    Love it. Need more #5er in my life.

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    Nice bunch of info, too bad the guy that leaked this “forgot” about the weight figure aka the most important thing he had to remember 😑

    Interesting that diffuser claim, on all the prototypes rolling around there isn’t any. Also i’m pretty sure it’s less than 3.6 and not 3.6 dead, makes sense since the B5 does it in 3.5

    • Horatiu B. says:

      My sources said 3.5 sec, and those are really good sources :)

      • Dailybimmer says:

        I suppose it will be In 3.6 seconds from 0-100 Kmh with 100% rear wheel drive, 3.3 seconds with all wheel drive and 3.1 seconds with all wheel drive sport.

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          Nah no way the 5 Series can’t have wheels wide enough to pull that kind of perf off the line in RWD mode. And 3.1s idk it would need like 650+ hp to do so

          • Dailybimmer says:

            You mean the 3.6 sec in the RWD mode? The F10 M5 30 Jahre Edition already had 600 hp. 680 Nm. 3.9 secs and approx. 1900 kg.

        • Xin Jin says:

          I don’t think it will be that fast but definitely less than 3.6. Not to mention there’ll be a competition package.

          • Dailybimmer says:

            Plus there will be a CS version.

          • Xin Jin says:

            IMO, I doubt if there’ll be a CS model though. CS model should be light and more hardcore than regular M model. However, no matter how light a M5 goes it cant be lighter than a M4 CS and it won’t handle that well neither. Besides, a cockpit with CFRP? It just shouldn’t be in a luxury sports sedan. Again, it’s all my own opinion. Maybe they’ll handle it well.

    • Dailybimmer says:

      Yes. Also Mercedes E 63 and S63 4Matic+ both reach the mark 0-100 kmh in 3.4/3.5 secs.

    • Dailybimmer says:

      No wonder Alpina B5 has 800 Nm of torque

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Alpina and BMW design their cars together, the M5 will be faster up to near its speed limiter, then the B5 will take it. That’s how it goes nowadays.

        The M5 will be lighter than the B5 to make up for its lack of torque.

        • Dailybimmer says:

          Next gen F90 engine should have the same amount of torque as Alpina B5’s. You expect from a Bmw M car to be the fastest cars in their segments not as fast as Mercedes AMG or slower from 0-100,, 0-200, 0-300 kmh disclipline.

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            No it most likely won’t, Alpina engines always have more torque than BMW’s M units. For example, Alpina’s N55 in 410hp form for makes as much torque as the S55 in 460hp CS config. Their 4.4l V8 makes as much torque as BMW’s 6.6l V12.

            I don’t actually expect BMWs to have the best acceleration, they usually shine with their handling. The F80 is slower than the Giulia and the C63 S but competes with its handling.

            The F10 was the slowest in a 1/4 mile but same thing (was the fastest on a roll tough).

  3. Shawn Sepehry says:

    You mentioned the transmission and I checked on the X5M shifter which also uses the ZF 8 Speed. That shifter doesn’t have a P button and uses the DCT style knob. How does that operate? Does it automatically go into park once the key is removed? Wouldn’t the M5 operate in the same manner?

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      The X5 M came out in like 2015 though, this is the first car of the new gen M models, they must’ve changed a couple things here and there

    • Xin Jin says:

      The 8 speed on X5/6M are programed to be like the DCT, shut the engine and it goes into parking gear. M5 has a new gear shifter that looks different from any M model in the market right now. It’s bigger and in cube shape, with a P button on top. Should be like the shifter on regular 5 series.

      • Shawn Sepehry says:

        I was going to ask if you attended the secret showing of the M5 but you answered below.

        As for the writer of this article, I suppose there isn’t an embargo on describing what you saw at the event. That is so exciting to be the few that sees it before the unveil.

        • Xin Jin says:

          Based on what they said in this article, the new M5 might be something completely different from any M model we’ve seen. I just can’t wait to see it in real.

  4. Xin Jin says:

    Someone went to the closed room view said that the side breathers are just like the one on M3/4.

    • Dailybimmer says:

      5 spoke wheels design 20” jet black color with silver . – twin exhaust tail pipes as usual -small lip boot spoiler similar to the previous M5 . -rear sporty diffuser – new transmission handle with P button and speed shifting switchs , bigger than normal transmission handle and cube shape. – 8 speed transmission . – M1 M2 red aluminum small buttons fixed separately in steering wheel same as formula one steering style . – m power instrument cluster display – over 600 Hp and 0-100 less than 3,6 Sec – new seats with M5 logo ( with no light same as m3,M4 seat
      logo ) – same hood design in the photo
      and same front bumper . – new M mirror , big one not as small as M4 M3. For any questions let me know . Rami

      A post shared by BMW, MINI Dealer – Rami Nasri (@abudhabi_motors) on Apr 25,

  5. David says:

    Anyone knows the name of the colour on this picture?

  6. Senne says:

    I’m so happy about the 3 modes!!! RWD is still available; that’s amazing! I can’t wait until the release! :)

  7. CJR says:

    Fat, gross, overwrought, overweight. Bangleized!! How long has he been gone?, and BMW has yet to recover

  8. Olizhudz says:

    Hope they stop with that fake engine noise bullshit

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