The shots of a heavily disguised 2018 BMW M5 tearing through Nurburgring’s legendary corners has caused quite a lot of excitements recently. The BMW first launched this full-sized sports sedan way back in 1986. Back then these beauties were hand-made and meticulously assembled. Needless to say, it became an instant icon and catapulted BMW to the zenith of automotive supremacy. Produced as an executive saloon, by BMW’s M division, this car is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. So, it’s quite natural to see motor enthusiasts expect this 2018 BMW M5 to be perfect in every way possible.
2018 BMW M5 – Exterior and Interior Styling
Coming to outward design elements expect 2018 BMW M5 to sit a little lower. According to the company, this lowered suspension will improve high-speed maneuverability. The front fascia wise changes will include a pair of large projector LED Headlamps that extent into BMW’s dual-kidney front grille.
The new 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels will make this car lighter and stylish in equal measures. Its customers can expect a newly upgraded rear fascia that will include BMW’s iconic streaked LED tail lights.
The 2018 BMW M5 belongs to very luxurious and illustrious automotive dynasty. So, premium finishing will be the main interior design theme.
In order deliver perfect ride comfort, this car will house handcrafted leather seats. Keeping its performance heritage in mind, a dashing new information cluster will sit in the center. Every single control is completely digitized here; thus improving driver interaction. The BMW’s excellent iDrive system might also feature in this new 2018 BMW M5.
The Bose’s Dolby enabled surround sound system will redefine this sedan’s entertainment capabilities. Standard add-ons will include Bluetooth and USB connectivity. A large new touch-sensitive infotainment screen can also appear with the redesigned dash setup.
Powerful Engine and Performance
This is a car that screams precision driving and effortless power output. So, the BMW will definitely work on upgrading components under the hood. Going by speculations, expect this BMW M5 to house a colossal twin-turbo V8 engine that pumps out close to 560 HP at an equal jaw dropping torque number. The BMW bosses hint that their latest stallion will reach 0-60mph in less than 3.5 seconds.
Some rumors suggest that the new M5 will get a four-wheel drive setup. But engineers at BMW’s M division have tweaked this setup; so that 100% power can travel to the rear wheels. This customization will ensure that 2018 BMW M5 will still have that track racer handling capability.
To improve fuel efficiency, this new sedan will feature a Seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Speaking of fuel efficiency, expect EPA ratings to bounce around 15 mpg in cities and 22 mpg on freeways.
Market Entry, Rivals and Price
Going by predictions, expect this sports sedan to make market entry by mid-2018 or a little later than that. The new BMW M5 will look to get an edge over big time rivals like Audi RS7, Cadillac CTS-V, and Audi S6. So, keeping competition in mind, expect this performance machine to cost around $95,000 at least.