Last week, BMW of South Africa hosted their own media launch of the all-new 2018 BMW M5. The super sporty business athlete was put on track by journalists who were allowed to perform some drifting maneuvers. Two of the colors chosen for the media launch were the Marina Bay Blue and Snapper Rocks Blue, likely the most exciting colors in the M5 lineup without dipping into the BMW Individual Program.
US-specific ordering guides list the following colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Singapore Gray Metallic, Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic, Marina Bay Blue Metallic, Donington Grey Metallic and Bluestone Metallic. Those customers looking to stand out more will certainly favor the light paint jobs, like this Snapper Rocks Blue M5 which changes its hues based on the light.
When it arrives this Spring in many world markets, the F90 M5 will feature the newest version of BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Now, it makes 600 hp on the nose and 553 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic that’s been specifically tuned for M5 duty.
When powering all four wheels, as it does normally, this new BMW M5 can accelerated from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. That makes it the fastest accelerating BMW of all time, faster than even the M4 GTS. Top speed will be electronically-limited to 155 mph. However, with an optional M Driver’s Package, that top speed increases to 189 mph.
The F90 BMW M5 is now arriving in U.S. showrooms with an MSRP of $102,600 plus $995 Destination and Handling.
In Germany, the basic price for the new BMW M5 was announced at 117,900 euros, but it can quickly climb a few tens of thousands with additional options and packages.