2018 BMW M5 Expected to Have a ‘Drift Mode’

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New rumors on the 2018 BMW M5 have surfaced.

Expected to debut before the end of the year, the 2018 BMW M5 has been spied testing numerous times. There is already plenty of speculation about how BMW will be able to compete against the new Mercedes-AMG E63. We do know it will be the first all-wheel-drive BMW M5, but like the E63, it’s expected to have a “drift mode” where the driver can send all the power to the rear wheels. According to BMWBlog, the design of the new M5 will be similar to the render below, but it won’t have air breathers on the fenders. The carbon roof will be similar to the one found on the M6 Coupe, while the rear will feature the trademark M lip trunk spoiler.

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Also expect a new 20-inch, five-spoke wheel design finished in Jet Black with silver accents. The 2018 BMW M5 will also launch with a new shade of blue called Marina Bay Blue. In terms of powertrain, the 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine should crank out slightly more than 600 horsepower, allowing the sedan to go zero-to-62 mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in around 3.6 seconds. But most interesting is that there will be three driving modes available: all-wheel drive, all-wheel-drive sport and 100-percent rear-wheel-drive setup. The seven-speed DCT will be replaced by an eight-speed automatic.

Look for more details on the 2018 BMW M5 to surface in the coming months before it hits the market in early 2018.

– M5 closed room View ?no phones allowed ? – Yesterday I had the chance to see the new M5 F90 in South Korea ?? for the first time ever and I’ll share with you what I saw : – similar to the photo I posted but no side air breather it’s more up same as the M4 and M3 – new carbon fiber roof same as M6 design – all wheel drive System with three different settings 4wd , 4wd sport , rear wheel drive 100% . – new color marina bay blue . – new 5 spoke wheels design 20” jet black color with silver . – twin exhaust tail pipes as usual -small lip boot spoiler similar to the previous M5 . -rear sporty diffuser – new transmission handle with P button and speed shifting switchs , bigger than normal transmission handle and cube shape. – 8 speed transmission . – M1 M2 red aluminum small buttons fixed separately in steering wheel same as formula one steering style . – m power instrument cluster display – over 600 Hp and 0-100 less than 3,6 Sec – new seats with M5 logo ( with no light same as m3,M4 seat logo ) – same hood design in the photo and same front bumper . – new M mirror , big one not as small as M4 M3. For any questions let me know . Rami

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[Source: BMWBlog]

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  • johnbmw550ims

    A £100K+ price tag, here in the UK with the NEW speeding guidelines it will be driven “sedately” 99% of the time, IF posing is your thing OR your a megs money person I just can’t justify it TBH.

  • Kryojenix

    8 speed auto … that makes me sad.

  • Jack

    Hard to get excited about another “jelly bean” body… bmw, quadrifogilio, Mercedes… close your eyes and you can’t tell the difference, similar jelly bean shape, similar ride, similar performance… pretty blah… but car mfrs aren’t known for being daring, just pumping out the stuff that sells to the broadest audience — put a bigger badge on it (ala Ralph Lauren) or more of them (like BMW’s “M”s) to let the neighbors know you have an expensive car….