The 2018 BMW M5, nicknamed the F90, is a sporty sedan that is built on the rear-wheel architecture that characterized the BMW G3x series. The sleek new release promises both the look and the performance of a modern sports car with the added benefit of optimized fuel economy, spacious interior and unmatched comfort.
2018 BMW M5 – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The 2018 M5 maintains all the elements characterizing the M design at BMW, with large air curtains, a sporty hood and aero flicks at the front wheel arches. This classy sedan houses 20 inch wheels, and the entire body structure is made from lightweight materials to improve handling as well as fuel efficiency. The side grills will be accentuated with the BMW M logo, with the front fender design borrowing heavily from the M3 and M4 style. The front features new headlights design with a double grill completing the look. The back end features L-shaped tail-lights and a small lip spoiler. A four-exit exhaust is also part of the package.
The interior combines luxury and comfort, with Merino leather upholstery giving it a classy touch. Due to the slightly longer wheelbase, the interior is exceedingly spacious. The 2018 BMW M5 also maintains the sports car theme by incorporating bucket seats, making for a very comfortable ride.
Safety and Comfort Features:
The 2018 BMW M5 offers the latest in comfort technology including autonomous driving, remote controlled parking, as well as the inbuilt features of Driving Assistant plus, such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warnings and surround view cameras. A traffic jam assistant function also makes driving the F90 a pleasure both in free flowing traffic as well as in snarl-ups.
Options and Extras:
For the interior upholstery, owners can opt for semi-aniline leather rather than the standard Merino leather interior. For some markets, the xDrive, which gives the ability to switch between all wheel drive and rear wheel drive, will also be an option with the rear wheel drive marketed as the standard version. A manual transmission is also on the cards as an option, particularly targeted at the American market. For a flashier exterior, laser lights can be included in place of the standard OLED tail-lights.
2018 BMW M5 – Engine and Performance
The engine of the 2018 BMW M5 sports a 560 hp twin turbo V8 engine, maintaining the hallmark engine architecture that has become a favorite with BMW. The 4.4 liter direct injection gasoline engine gives a fuel economy of 16 miles per gallon for combined highway and city driving. The new 2018 BMW M5 is a sprint champion, with tests indicating that it can go from 0 to 100 kph (62 miles per hour) in 3.5 to 3.6 seconds.
The BMW M5 2018 comes with a unique feature that is bound to make it stand out from the crowd- the ability to switch between all wheel drive and rear wheel drive at the touch of a button. This makes it extremely versatile, allowing it to operate flawlessly over varied terrain while giving maximum control to the driver. In effect, BMW is giving you the ability to flip between the flexibility offered by the dynamics of a rear wheel drive sports car and the effective grip and superior traction that comes with an all wheel drive vehicle.
The M5 features a 7 speed automatic transmission with DriveLogic, based on double clutch technology, leading to smooth transition between gears and giving the driver absolute control over transmission.
2018 BMW M5 – Price and Release Date
With the 2016 M5 ranging from $88,200 to about $95,000 It is safe to assume that a 2018 BMW M5 fitted with top of the range extras is likely to easily set you back upwards of $100,000. The unveiling date is anticipated to fall in late 2017 with an early 2018 release to the market.