The 2018 BMW M5 Has Leaked in Full

BMW M5 pics go public

BMW M5 pics go public

Starting with engine, the auto is powered by a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces 600 PS (441 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.

Switch to M Dynamic Mode, meanwhile, and more torque is pushed to the rear axle while the amount of rear wheel slip the electronics will allow is increased. Primarily, it sends most of its power to the rear wheels, only diverting some to the front when its needed. The standard model has a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) but that can be increased to 305 km/h (189 mph) when the auto is equipped with the optional M Driver's Package. A special transfer case splits torque front and rear, while an Active M Differential splits it between the rear wheels. The front bumper has larger air intakes while the front side panels have M gills (and are made of aluminum to cut weight, as is the hood). Millions of gamers now experience the thrilling new BMW M5, an absolute dream vehicle, even before it actually hits the road. Like the engine, transmission and M xDrive system, it has been tuned by experts and racing drivers at venues including the world's most exacting test facility - the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. The exhaust system's quartet of tailpipes are a visual pointer to the power generated by the BMW M5 and also lay on a suitably sporting soundtrack for the job in hand, courtesy of their flap control system.

According to BMW, the M5 will available with all of the safety and driver assistance equipment found in the rest of the 5 Series range, meaning autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are certainties.

Some photos of the new BMW M5 have appeared online, the auto will come with all wheel drive and 600 horsepower. Despite the new, complicated all-wheel-drive system, the new M5 weighs roughly the same as the outgoing M5 and a few dozen pounds less than the 2018 BMW M550i xDrive. Both setups feature six-piston calipers up front and single-piston calipers in the rear.

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2018 BMW M5 LEAKS ahead of BMW's planned reveal of its 600bhp 5 Series (video)

Inside, it gets Piano Finish Black flourishes, a production number plaque, M multifunction seats upholstered in Smoke White leather with red contrast stitching.

Early buyers can opt for the BMW M5 First Edition, of which only 50 will be produced.

You could say: "Wow, the new BMW M5 has become impossibly complicated for a sport sedan, now". This special-edition version - limited to a run of 400 examples worldwide - has BMW Individual Frozen Dark Red Metallic paintwork, is exclusively appointed and costs an extra €19,500 over the standard model.

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