2018 BMW M5 with AWD and automatic

2018 BMW M5 with AWD and automatic - The next-generation BMW M5 will supposedly be specifically readily available with an eight-speed automatic paired to an innovative four-wheel drive setup.

Sources have actually informed Autocar that the brand-new M5 will utilize the existing 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, although enhancements will see power increase to around 440kW.

2018 BMW M5 with AWD and automatic

2018 BMW M5 with AWD and automatic


At present the engine produces 412kW/680Nm in basic trim, and 423kW/680Nm for the Competitors Bundle designs.

Possibly most controversially, the M5 will desert its rear-wheel drive heritage for a brand-new rear-biased four-wheel drive system. Depending upon the drive mode and circumstance, the automobile can owning its rear wheels solely.

Enhanced traction will supposedly see the M5's 0-100km/ h time drop from 4.3 seconds to around 3.5 s.

If right, these numbers will make the M5 more than competitive with the current Mercedes-AMG E63, which in S guise has a 450kW/850Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, and a 0-100km/ h time of 3.4 seconds.

The existing M5's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the North America-only six-speed handbook will be junked in favour of an eight-speed torque converter automatic by ZF.

2018 BMW M5 with AWD and automatic

The brand-new M5 is stated to weigh about the like the outbound design regardless of the bigger body and the adoption of four-wheel drive. Part of this can be credited to the 5 Series' lighter, however stiffer, body structure, however the M5 will likewise include a carbon-fibre roofing system and boot cover, in addition to more aluminium elements.


Back in August 2016, CAD/CAM makings of the M5's more strongly styled front and rear fascias were dripped online. The brand-new M5 will include larger front fenders with heat extraction vents.

Australia

It's stated that the brand-new M5 will make its launching at September's Frankfurt motor program. That implies the brand-new M5 will not filter through into Australian display rooms till 2018.