The all new 2018 BMW M5 is scheduled for the global debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year, but the carmaker is kind enough to break the ice and come out with a few details on the car. And the information is outstanding, making it the most advanced M5 ever built!
Giving you a quick tour around the glorious past of M5, it was first introduced way back in 1984 and the upcoming model is the sixth-generation update to this track focused legendary sedan. This new generation 2018 BMW M5 shows an extraordinary play with numbers. Fitted with a gigantic 4.4-litre V8 mill that comes with M TwinPower Turbo tech. The carmaker claims that this setup is capable of delivering a maximum power of 600 bhp, a massive output!
This monstrous power has been achieved by making a number of tweaks on the engine spare in form of new parts, higher injection pressure, new turbochargers and a lighter exhaust system, says manufacturer. And the results were astounding, the 2018 BMW M5 achieved 100 kmph from standstill in sub 4 seconds and can go up to the electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph. For enthusiasts, the German luxury sports auto giant might offer optional M driver’s package which allows the car to run over 300 kmph.
But the trump card of the play is an all new M xDrive system which enables the driver to switch between all wheel drive and rear-wheel drive system whenever needed. The advanced M xDrive system includes three different modes - 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. The carmaker has made its xDrive system more advanced and it will be used on the M5 for the first time. The transmission duties are handled by a wet multi-plate clutch that helps in providing a variable split between the front and rear axles which further makes use of advanced torque vectoring. The power is channelled to the wheels via an 8-speed M Steptronic Transmission with Drivelogic.
The driver gets an option to choose between five driving modes that include an M Dynamic mode which transmits 100 per torque to the rear wheels. To switch between different driving modes, controls are mounted on the steering wheels. More of the details will be released once the carmaker drops the curtains from the car in upcoming months.
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