2018 BMW M5

The BMW M5 is one of the finest examples of German engineering on the road.  The M5 has the power of a fighter jet and the classiness of a champagne dinner in a four-door package.  The M5 is one of the greats of the world, and holds true to the classic BMW philosophy of a big power rear wheel drive sedan.  These street monsters are of a type that is instantly respected.

The 2012-2016 BMW M5 was a fantastic car.  Big and executive as it was powerful.  Powered by a 4.4 L V8 twin turbo, the M5 was able to go from a stand still to sixty miles per hour in as little as 4.4 seconds.  Recently, the 5 series which the M5 is based has been redesigned.  The new 5 series takes every aspect of the old 5 series and makes it bigger and better.  This sent BMW fans into a frenzy of excitement about what’s lingering behind the new 5 series.  And that is the new 2018 BMW M5. Set to hit the market in early 2018, there is plenty of speculation and rumor around Bavaria’s next super sedan.

The Exterior:

2018 BMW M5

While the 2018 BMW M5 has not been released yet, the internet has had its way with trying to scope out what the beast will look like.  We should expect BMW to use their trademark massive grilles and intakes like we see above.  Also, you can see the black trimmed air outlet on the side of vehicle just behind the front wheel arch that we’ve seen on the previous M5.

2018 BMW M5

Popular BMW forum Bimmerpost.com created this rendering of the rear of the 2018 BMW M5.  Again there are some trademark features we should see on the rear thing, like the quad exhaust tips, sizable diffusor, massive break calipers and lip spoiler.  BMW is notorious for not making the M5 look insane as it is, like the Cadillac CTS-V.  This conservative approach to a super powerful sports sedan is common practice for the M5, and that is what the customers of the car love.  It has the perfect balance of crazy fins and refined lines.  I always appreciate an M5 when they drive by.  I do love what they did with the new 5 series, so we can always expect great things from the new one.

The Interior:

2018 BMW M5

The new M5’s interior will be much like we saw in the previous generation M5.  There aren’t any crazy differences in here versus the standard 5 series, which again is common place for BMW.  You get a lovely redesigned M sport steering wheel with mounted paddles, as well as some M badges tagged around the cabin.

There will be a huge host of technology inside here was well.  iDrive has been updated for the new car, a new digital dashboard is in place, a whole new interior is brought to life and that’s just scratching the surface.

The Performance:

The 2018 BMW M5 will be faster than you think.  It will be faster than you can think.  The 2016 M5 was incredibly fast, but let’s think about this: The 2018 M550i (not the M5) that is coming out, is faster than the 2016 M5.  The non-M 5 series is faster than the previous M5.  That is insanity.  The current M5 kcan do a print from zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds as I said before, but the new M550i can do 0-60 in 4 seconds dead.  Some sources even point to it being able to do the same sprint in 3.9 seconds, which is more of a game changer than it sounds.  If that isn’t a proper level up I don’t know what is.

Given that fact,  how fast will the 2018 M5 be?  I think it’s fair and reasonable to assume the new M5 will be able to do sixty miles per hour in less than four seconds.

We’re looking for the new M5 to have around 600 horsepower from the 4.4 L twin turbocharged V8 we saw in the previous M5.  This should translate well to insane lap times and the Ultimate Driving Machine.

On top of that, sources say that the 2018 BMW M5 will be able to switch from all wheel drive to rear wheel drive with the touch of a button (or flip of a switch…not sure yet).  This will mean that you can get the durability and grip of an all wheel drive heavy sedan, and the pure adrenaline of an over powered rear wheel drive racer.  I’ve personally been waiting on someone to do this, and I’m very happy the M5 will be one of the first with this insanely useful technology.

2018 BMW M5 – Specs:

Vehicle Type: Midsize Sedan
Power Plant: 4.4 L V8 (Est)
Gearbox: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic (est.)
Power: 550 – 600 HP (est.)
MPG: 22 Highway, 15 City (est.)
Torque: 500 – 550 Lb-Ft. (est.)
Length: 194 Inches (4.92 Meters) (est.)
Width: 74 Inches (1.87 Meters) (est.)
Height: 57 Inches (1.44 Meters) (est.)
Wheelbase: 116.7 (2.96 Meters) (est.)
Top Speed: 155 MPH (249 KPH) (est.)
Seating: Up to 5 Adults
0-60 MPH (0-120 KPH): 3.5 seconds (est.)
Base Price: $94,000 (est.)

 

Sum It up:

The 2018 BMW M5 is shaping up to be one for the books.  The M5 always has some big shoes to fill when it comes to be redesigned, but we have a winner here.

The huge host of driving technology that the 5 series will have hopefully doesn’t water down the experience of driving an over powered sedan (and I mean over powered in a good way).  I’m really excited to see the 2018 BMW M5 hopefully later this year or sooner, even though I won’t be getting one.  There’s such an interesting atmosphere around these expensive cars that get released.  Their fan base stretches well past their actual customer base.  That’s why I love the car world.  We’re all giddy little schoolgirls when cars like the M5 come out.

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