The 2018 BMW M5 had its world premiere at the GamesCom 2017 in Cologne, Germany in August. At the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, BMW showcased the car to the Middle East audience for the first time.
The latest BMW M5 is the sixth generation of the high-performance luxury executive saloon. The 2018 BMW M5 is 4,965 mm long, 1,903 mm wide and 1,473 mm tall. It has a 2,982 mm wheelbase and a 132 mm ground clearance. Powering the 2018 BMW M5, is a new 4.4-litre M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. The biturbo petrol mill develops 600 PS from 5,600-6,700 rpm and 750 Nm of torque from 1,800-5,600 rpm. An 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic works with the M xDrive AWD system - a first for the BMW M5, for power delivery.
To keep the CLAR platform-based, sixth-gen BMW M5’s weight low, BMW makes its bonnet and front side panels from aluminium, and its roof from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). The 2018 BMW M5 can reach from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, and go further to 200 km/h in 11.1 seconds. BMW has limited the top speed to 250 km/h, but the optional M Driver’s package increases it to 305 km/h. M compound brakes are a standard fitment in the all-new BMW M5. M carbon ceramic brakes, which are 23 kg lighter, are available optionally.
The 2018 BMW M5 gets its sporty exterior styling from the aggressive front bumper with large air intakes, double-slat kidney grille, bonnet with M-specific swage lines that are there in the contours of the roof as well, M gills, ORVMs in an M-specific design, 20-inch seven-double-spoke wheels, side skirts, M rear apron and M rear spoiler.
Inside, the all-new BMW M5 features M sports steering wheel, digital instrument cluster in an M-specific design, M-specific head-up display and M Sports (front) seats with electric adjustment, memory function (driver seat-only) heating and an embossed M logo in the head restraints. M multifunction seats in racing-style bucket shape, with integral head restraints, are available optionally.
The 2018 BMW M5 will go on sale internationally in Spring 2018 (March-May 2018).