The 2017 BMW M5 is expected to have more than 600 hp.
The German automaker has been spotted testing its next-generation sports sedan and while the spy photos don’t reveal anything new since it’s still heavily camouflaged, details on the model have surfaced. BMW will upgrade the current M5’s 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine to deliver in excess of 600 hp! The current car offers just 552 ponies, leaving room for more hardcore variants to break the 650-hp mark. But it’s not all power that will make the M5 faster than ever. The new platform on which this car will be built is expected to shed around 220 pounds compared to the current model, giving it an even more impressive power-to-weight ratio.
As we reported earlier, the next-generation M5 will also benefit from optional xDrive all-wheel drive with a rear-biased setup. What is still unclear is whether it’ll be offered with a manual transmission or if the dual-clutch transmission will be the only choice. Expect the 2017 BMW M5 to go on sale late 2017 or early 2018.
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