Car News 23 Aug 2017

New BMW M5 unveiled with 592bhp and four-wheel drive

BMW has released official details and pictures of the upcoming 6th generation M5 ahead of its UK arrival in 2018.

Details have emerged that the latest M5 will offer 592bhp from its 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 and generate 553 lb-ft of torque. The latest M5 will also feature four-wheel drive, a move not seen previously from M-car models (not including SUVs). This will be connected to a torque converter automatic gearbox, in place of the M DCT twin-clutch found in the previous M5, apparently improving the ‘everyday refinement of the car’.

These new additions result in a blisteringly fast (claimed) 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds and a 0-124mph time of 11.1 seconds. The M5 isn’t short of equipment either, the usual manual control option via the gear selector and paddles and a variety of driving modes make a continued appearance, although there will also be the option to customise and store various setup options that can be easily accessed via the steering wheel. A red starter button dominates the cockpit, as well as a heads up display and a variety of standard and additional options.

The latest M5 will be on sale in 2018 with prices starting from £89,640.




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