The 2018 BMW M5 Revealed; Now comes with the M Xdrive All-Wheel Drive System

BMW M GmbH has revealed the all-new 2018 BMW M5. The high-performance sedan now for the first time is equipped with M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The new car is committed to building on the tradition of a concept – the luxurious four-door business sedan with a taste for the race track – first glimpsed in 1984 with the original BMW M.

2018 bmw m5 first edition front quarter

The new 2018 BMW M5 features an aggressive body style and is fitted with new broad front bumpers which include large vents for feeding in the air to the brakes and the cooling system. The new rear bumper also features a diffuser and quad tailpipes setup. The M-specific designed bonnet is made from aluminium and the powerful luxury sedan also gets extremely lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof which is a standard feature of the new BMW M5.

Inside the new BMW M5 features Merino leather and M seats with electric adjustment as standard fitment. Customers can also opt for the newly developed M multifunction seats which provide even better lateral support with their bucket seat style construction.

Powering the new 2018 BMW M5 is a 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. It produces more power than its predecessor thanks to newly developed turbochargers, ultra-efficient indirect charge air cooling and increased fuel injection pressure. The engine now churns out 600 hp (441 kW) of power between 5600 to 6700 rpm and a torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) between 1800 rpm and 5600 rpm.

This powerful engine is equipped with a specially tuned eight speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. The new BMW M5 can reach 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but that can be increased to 305 km/h (189 mph) but opting for the M Driver’s Package.

The 2018 BMW M5 also comes equipped with the new M xDrive developed by BMW M GmbH. It is said to be the most emotionally engaging all-wheel-drive system yet to grace in this segment. The system works with a central transfer case with multi-plate clutch and distributes drive fully variably between the front and rear axle, as required. Also aiding to the car’s supreme traction in all road and weather conditions is the Active M Differential at the rear axle, which also works fully variably and has a locking effect between 0 and 100 per cent.

The suspension of the new BMW M5 has been engineered to deliver both maximum traction for everyday use and supreme dynamic performance on the race track. The car has been tested at Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit by experts and racing drivers to fine tune the suspension system. Use of stiffening elements in the front and rear structures has made sure that the car body is extremely rigid and provides instantaneous feedback to the driver to allow him to push harder when on a race track.

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The driver has a choice of three settings for the Variable Damper Control (VDC) system – Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. The engine’s characteristics can also be changed by selecting from these modes – Efficient, Sport and Sport Plus. The two M1 and M2 buttons on the M leather steering wheel can be programmed to store two set-ups based on driver’s preference.

The driver of the new M5 can change the character of M xDrive by selecting from the different configurations based on combinations of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) modes (DSC on, M Dynamic mode, DSC off) and M xDrive modes (4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD).

Stopping power for the new BMW M5 comes from the standard M compound brakes. The perforated, inner-vented brake discs are gripped by the six-piston fixed callipers at front and single-piston floating callipers at the rear. There is also an option to upgrade to M carbon ceramic brakes which are identifiable by the gold painted callipers. This option helps shave another 23 kilograms off the M5’s weight thus improving the driving dynamics further.

The new exhaust system also helps to ensure that the new BMW M5 with M xDrive all-wheel drive is lighter than its predecessor. It also produces a sporty soundtrack courtesy of their flap control system. The driver can use a button to adjust the engine sound as desired.

BMW will also be launching the BMW M5 First Edition along with the standard M5. This special edition is limited to a run of 400 units for global consumption. It is finished in an exclusive BMW Individual Frozen Dark Red Metallic paintwork.

2018 BMW M5 Price:

The new BMW M5 can be ordered from September 2017. It has been priced at € 117,900. Deliveries will begin in spring 2018.

2018 BMW M5 First Edition Price:

The BMW M5 First Edition will cost an extra € 19,500 over the standard model.

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