2018 BMW M5 specifications confirmed

During the build-up to the launch of the sixth-generation M5, BMW has already revealed some key facts about the new car. Among them is the switch from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive which, as can be seen from the stats below, has significantly benefited acceleration.

BMW M5 Saloon (2018) Front Side 1

Now other technical details have been announced, including outputs from the heavily-revised 4.4 litre V8 engine.

BMW M5 Saloon (2018) DashboardBMW M5 Saloon (2018) Rear Side

F90-model M5 deliveries are due to begin in February 2018. Prices in the UK start from £89,640, while the cost in Germany is €117,900.

BMW M5 Saloon (2018) Front Side 2BMW M5 Saloon (2018) Interior

Also available will be an M5 First Edition, recognisable by its BMW Individual Frozen Dark Red metallic paintwork. Total production is being limited to just 400 examples though, so anyone interested in buying this special version might want to place an order soon.

2018 BMW M5 Saloon - technical specifications
Type 4,395 cc V8 twin-turbo petrol
Power 592 bhp (441 kW / 600 PS) @ 5,600 - 6,700 rpm
Torque 750 Nm (553 lb/ft) @ 1,800 - 5,600 rpm
Gearbox Eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission with Drivelogic
Drivetrain M xDrive part-time all-wheel drive with 2WD, 4WD and 4WD Sport modes
Active M rear axle differential
Suspension Adaptive M suspension
Variable Damper Control with Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes
M5-specific five-bar rear axle with additional steel cross strut and aluminium cross brace
Steering M Servotronic electromechanical steering with Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes
Brakes M compound ventilated discs (standard)
M carbon ceramic discs (optional)
Six-piston fixed front calipers / single-piston floating rear calipers
Wheels 19” x 9.5” front / 19” x 10.5” rear (standard)
20” x 9.5” front / 20” x 10.5” rear (optional)
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 3.4 seconds
0-124 mph (200 km/h) 11.1 seconds
Top speed 155 mph (250 km/h) (electronically limited)
189 mph (305 km/h) with optional M Driver's Package
Combined cycle 26.9 mpg (10.5 l/100km) (provisional)
CO2 emissions 241 g/km (provisional)

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