Need for Speed Payback players will be among the first to experience the new BMW M5.
Well, at least virtually. The all-new BMW M5 will be featured in the upcoming video game and marks the first time BMW has revealed a car through a videogame partnership with the M5 bowing at Gamescom 2017 in Europe. The German automaker has had a long history with the Need for Speed franchise, with the BMW M5 being part of the first title in 1999.
Need for Speed Payback will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC starting November 10 and those purchasing the Deluxe Edition will get three-day early access, which means they can start playing on November 7.
BMW introduced the new M5 earlier this week, powered by a 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine with 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. It will be making its auto show debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where AutoGuide.com will be reporting live and taking our first look at the new sports sedan.
“The M is not only synonymous for the world’s most powerful letter, but has also become a synonym worldwide for the prototype of the Ultimate Driving Machine. Take a look at the new BMW M5: its power output, torque and acceleration, the M specific all-wheel drive system M xDrive and its stunning design make our all-new toy the perfect feature for Need for Speed,” said Frank van Meel, president BMW M Division. “While the M5 won’t be officially released until next spring, Need for Speed players can drive it first and exclusively in Need for SpeedTM Payback. We at BMW M are really proud of this collaboration.”
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