2018 BMW M5 Expected to Have a ‘Drift Mode’

BMW F90 M5 final rendering
BMW F90 M5 final rendering

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.

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.




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