IT might just be the most anticipated M series release in BMW history. When the 2018 BMW M5 lands in Australia next year it will bring with it the brand’s innovative M xDrive technology and a thumping 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo power plant.
Now in its sixth generation, the new BMW M5 will come fitted with the M xDrive drivetrain system offering superior driving dynamics and traction, with the precision of standard rear-wheel drive and the traction-enhancing benefits of all-wheel drive.
Five configurations span an extremely broad dynamic spectrum. With the DSC control system deactivated, three M xDrive modes enable drivers to create an individual set-up, including full rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive sport.
Add in the new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and that 441kW/750Nm engine we’ve already highlighted, and owners can expect to get behind the wheel of the most powerful M5 ever built, with the German car maker already confirming it will get from zero-100km/h quicker than any M5 they’ve ever built – in an astounding 3.4 seconds.
Safety and driving add-ons haven’t been left off the new M5 either, with adaptive M suspension, multiple air bags, cornering and dynamic braking support, dry braking, and launch control. It’s also fitted with brake energy recovery technology.
The new M5 has a top speed of 250km/h out of the factory, or 305km/h with the addition of the M Driver package. More details on the new 2018 BMW M5, including Australian pricing, will be available closer to release.