BMW M5 new generation declassified before the premiere

Joanna Estrada
August 21, 2017

Check out the first full-reveal promo video below for more. But there's more. Oh, so much more. The 2018 BMW M5 leak comes to us from YouTube, which were then captured by BMW Blog and Bimmerpost. An M5 First Edition will also be launched, costing another €19,500 on top.

Power isn't the new M5's only game, though. "Take a look at the new BMW M5: its power output, torque and acceleration, the M specific all-wheel drive system M xDrive and its stunning design make our all-new toy the flawless feature for Need for Speed", said Frank van Meel, President BMW M Division. However, as we already know, M xDrive will still offer a rear-wheel drive only mode, albeit with no form of stability or traction control available if "2WD" is selected. It accelerated from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds.

Much of its efficiency is owing to a reduction in kerb weight by 15kg to 1855kg, thanks to the inclusion of a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic roof panel and a modified lightweight exhaust system.

"In this mode, more drive torque is directed to the rear axle, while the amount of permissible rear wheel slip is increased".

This is it. The new, 2018 BMW M5.

BMW has released the first official images of its new 592bhp M5, ahead of its debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. There is no manual option. BMW told us that the new M5 will be offered exclusively with an 8-speed automatic-and that's it. BMW claims there is no loss of performance with this latest generation of Steptronic 'box over its twin-clutch alternative, but that everyday refinement is improved. Stay tuned for the official details arriving tomorrow.

Inside, the M5 acquits itself more toward the driver with a dizzying array of performance settings, steering wheel controls, and transmission-mounted buttons to configure the sedan's power. There's also traditional-style gauges in the digital instrument cluster, lots of leather, and a special M gear lever and pedals.

The 2018 BMW M5 will go on sale this coming spring. The new rack's speed has been quickened to 14.3:1, which is faster than the last-generation's 12.7:1 setup, but considerably slower than the competition model's impossibly fast 18.0:1. The new model is also the cleverest, most powerful, and quickest M5 ever. But by the time you say those words, the M5 will be traveling faster than a mile a minute.

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