Finally a New 2018 BMW M5 Revealed!

The 2018 BMW M5 is a new charged all-wheel drive modification of 5 series, debuted this year, created by the specialists of the sports division of the BMW. M5 has always well-suited in a role of family car and high-performance sedan at the same car. Could the new model be more like a real supercar?

The new generation M5 becoming all-wheel drive first time in a history. In addition, after another "change of generations", the car enlarged in size, received an increase in power and replenished its armament with a mass of modern equipment.

When to buy?

Contents

1. 2018 BMW M5 Release Date and Price
2. 2018 BMW M5 Redesign
3. Interior
4. Specs
5. 2018 M5 Engine
6. Performance

Live BMW M5 with the F90 index will face a large audience in September 2017 on the stage of the Frankfurt Motor Show (at about the same time starts receiving orders from European dealers), but it will not reach customers until the spring of 2018. In Germany, the 2018 model year M5 is going to be sold over 117 900 euros. The US price expected around $155,000.

M style

Outside, the BMW M5 of the sixth generation looks beautiful, energetic and genuinely pedigree, and it is not allowed to confuse it with ordinary 5-series with aggressive bumpers, more muscular fenders, large air intakes, quartet of exhaust pipes and rims measuring 19 or 20 inches - in general, a traditional set for M-cars.

The length of the new 2018 M5 extends to 195.4", the height reaches 58", and the width does not exceed 75". The distance between the pairs of wheels of the car is 117.4", its ground clearance is laid at 5.2", and the size of the front and rear track is 64" and 62.7" respectively. In the "marching" form of a four-door weighs 4255 lbs.


Inside of 2018 BMW M5

In the interior of the charged 5-series is the essence of the sixth generation car with traditional M styling. It gives out a multifunctional M-steering wheel with embossed outlines and two red spots of the M1 and M2 keys, a stylish automatic dial and sports front seats with excellent lateral support, tight stuffing and a set of electric adjustments. For an additional charge, the car is supposed to have even more tenacious seats with full power adjustment (including the settings of the lateral support rollers and the backrest tilt).

In the rest - it has the same features as the standard 5-series, with high level of comfort even for three adults in the second row. There are no problems with practicality as well - trunk in a standard form eats up to 530 liters of load.

Specs

At the heart of this car is a modular CLAR architecture with independent suspension in both axles: a two-link system is installed in the front and a five-lever system in the rear (even in the base trim it comes with adaptive shock absorbers equipped with three operating modes). From the standard car it is distinguished by the revised kinematics of the running gear, more rigid rubber joints and thickened stabilizers of lateral stability.

The body of the car is made of high-strength steel grades, the front fenders, doors, hood and luggage cover are made of aluminum, and the roof is made of carbon fiber. The four-door sports sedan can boast of an adaptive electromechanical power steering integrated into the rack gear with a variable ratio. All wheels of the new BMW M5 2018 are equipped with ventilated disc brakes (made of cast iron with aluminum hubs): six-piston calipers with fixed bracket are used on the front axle, and single-piston calipers with a floating bracket are in the rear. As an option, the car is available with carbon-ceramic brakes.

Under the hood

Under the hood of the BMW M5 2018 there is a gasoline V-shaped eight cylinder engine with a working volume of 4.4 liters with direct fuel injection, 32-valve timing, reinforced crankshaft and piston mechanism, two Twin Scroll turbochargers and an exhaust manifold inscribed in the camber of the cylinder block. It generates 600 horsepower at 5600-6700 rpm and 553 ft-lb of torque at 1800-5600 rpm.

The car is equipped with an 8-speed automatic and M xDrive all-wheel drive technology. By default, the entire traction supply is supplied to the rear axle, and to the front wheels, power is supplied if necessary via a multi-disc clutch (in addition, there is an active inter-wheel differential at the rear, allowing one of the wheels to drive up to 100% of torque). The transmission of the car has five different configurations with a choice of three torque distribution options (4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD) and a similar number of algorithms for the stabilization system (MDM, DSC and DSC off).

Performance

From the zero to sixty miles per hour BMW M5 of the sixth generation is catapulted in 3.4 seconds, and the 124 miles per hour in just 11.1 seconds. The top speed is traditional 155 MPH (however, for an additional fee, limiter can be moved up to 189 MPH).

2017-09-21 by Luke Widmeyer