If you’re one of our daily readers, the 2018 BMW M5 probably holds no more secrets by now. At the same time, you probably also know who Doug DeMuro is, as he is one of our favorite vloggers right now, taking his time to explain everything about a car in his rather long video. A while back he made a long video about the iconic BMW M760i xDrive and after that his take on the Rolls-Royce Phantom even brought out a couple of things I didn’t know about.
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This time around he’s talking about the BMW F90 M5 and, in his usual style, goes over almost everything you need to know. From the new M xDrive all-wheel drive system which turns the M5 into an AWD machine for the first time in six generations to the cruise control radar and how it works even in snow, making sure you don’t crash into the car in front of you. That’s something you probably didn’t know either. The cruise control radar is heated and it will thaw off ice and snow if need be, to keep you safe.
Of course, since that small detail wasn’t overlooked, Doug also goes through the trouble of telling us all about parking lights, the way the automatically opening boot lid works and is presented to a prospective new owner and the M1 and M2 buttons on the steering wheels. These are more commonly known things unlike the new M Head-Up Display, which is customizable in more ways than before.
Interestingly enough, he also points out that there’s an ‘exhaust’ button on the center console. We all knew about it and what it does, controlling the flaps in the rear silencer to change the car’s tune to your desires. However, what I didn’t know is that the car defaults to its loudest setting, just to make sure the neighbors know you’re leaving whenever you drive off. That and a lot more is covered by Doug in his review, which is 25 minutes long, by the way.