The new 2018 BMW M5 was caught tearing up the track at the Nurburgring. What is new from this Bavarian car manufacturer? With all the camouflage we can’t say much of the new design that will beautify this already attractive model. But there are certain things that we can tell.
2018 BMW M5 – Redesign
From the spy shots we can see that the look is inspired by new 7-Series. Front bumper is very wide and low, and it’s flanked by pumped fenders. Broad lower intake mesh and BMW popular ”kidney” grille are also visible. What would this aggressive looking car be without massive wheels and equally big perforated disc brakes? Standard four round but not so large exhaust pipes are mounted on the back. Although it’s officially announced will just have to wait and see what will interior of the new 2018 BMW M5 look like. But as from what has being heard, interior won’t suffer some drastic changes.
2018 BMW M5 – Now with xDrive
There are two main things that are going on for this model. Instead of just pumping up horsepower, 2018 BMW M5 will be lighter about 220 pounds than the current one which has 4,213. To do this engineers will adopt higher strength steels and carbon-fiber-infused 35up platform. That alone will significantly improve sturdiness and all-around driving experience. The other one is that one of the options for 2018 BMW M5 will be xDrive all-wheel drive. Former Audi Quattro employee who is now boss of BMW M-series sad that implemented all-wheel drive will send torque to the rear wheels most of the time. Power to the front wheels will be distributed only when a slip is detected. While it’s uncertain that a manual will be offered, standard transmission for the 2018 BMW M5 will likely be seven-speed dual-clutch.
2018 BMW M5 – Release Date
There is always room for improvement, but since they are pretty good at tearing track at Nurburgring. So we can say that BMW engineers are probably quite happy with results and that new Bavarian beast will see the lights of showrooms by the end of next year. As for the price of the 2018 BMW M5 it’s not expected to go higher than the cost of the current which stands around $95.000 mark. But the xDrive option will probably go to $100.000.