2017 BMW M5 Spied Doing Another Round of Testing

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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.

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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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  • smartacus

    the optional xDrive will be the hot option to get.
    i read about the 340i doing 0-60 in 4.8 seconds with sDrive vs. 4.6 seconds with the xDrive. And both of those figures are suspected to be understated

  • craigcole

    Another super-powered German sports machine with more technology than the International Space Station … *yawn*.

  • Harry_Wild

    BMW better remove all fancy driving electronics like stability control fron this M5 so that driver who know how to drive can go to the track and use their skill at keeping their car from running off the trck in turns! It kind hard to do at 170 mph and still be in control! If you are scary to drive like that; you can alway lay a rubber burn trail a block long! Just do’t let the track people see you do it or you be escort out of the track!

  • smartacus

    i’ve been escorted off a track 3 times for doin stuff like that <:-O