The New 2018 BMW M5 Is The First To Come With All-Wheel Drive
So BMW has finally revealed its 2018 M5 to the world, it’s the first M5 to feature four-wheel drive. The model is just like the normal 5 Series but features a larger grille, M-series’ fender vents and a rear valance with diffuser. On the inside you’ll find heated sports seats and bright red accents on the wheel for “M” driving mode presets.
The 2018 M5 features a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 just like the previous model, but with 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, that’s a 40-horsepower and 53-pound increase. This is all going through an 8-speed automatic to the car’s all-wheel drive system. The vehicle can use three modes, one of which is purely rear-drive where stability control is shut off. This will put the car in a fully rear-wheel drive mode for those M sport purists out there.
The AWD system get the vehicle from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph, with more traction and control upgrades. If the M Driver’s Package is installed, the car can reach speeds of up to 189 mph. The new M5 also features updated suspension, double-wishbone front setup, anti-roll bars, and chassis bracing. In addition, the M5 comes with 19-inch wheels at each corner, with 275-mm tires at the front, and 285-mm tires at the back.
The First Edition M5’s will have a 50-car limited run in the U.S. with no pricing details yet disclosed.