To keep up with rivals and retain the buyers, the German car giant has decided to release the new model 2018 BMW M5. The 32-year-old car receives a design makeover for 2018 and it also receives a noteworthy boost in the powertrain department. Quintessential BMW traits still exist but the new M5 is more refined and more powerful beast on wheels, in a nutshell.
2018 BMW M5 – Sporty and Sleek Look
The 2018 BMW M5 is a sporty and sleek looking sedan which looks attractive from any angle, as it is. The new car is a bit longer and wider than the 2017 model, though it is hard to figure out with naked eyes. You will also notice the new LED headlamps that look somewhat menacing and wrap around the sides of the car.
The twin kidney style grille is now surrounded by chrome accent and roof has carbon fiber. The air intakes on the lower side of the bumper are large. From the side, the 2018 BMW M5 is pretty similar to its predecessor.
However, at the back side, there are wider horizontal taillights and the bumper is more sculpted now. BMW will release limited numbers of M5 First Editions with Frozen Dark Red Metallic paint with matte-finish, gloss black kidney grilles, 20-in. wheels and exhaust tips.
The sporty styling carries on in the cabin of the 2018 BMW M5. There are red accents everywhere. The seats are wrapped with plush Merino leather and heated seats are also there. Everywhere, material quality is top notch and adequate soft touch stuff is used in the cabin.
The M5 now gets a head-up display and also a aluminum trim. The M5 First Edition gets Piano black interior trim and White leather upholstery with red contrast stitching.
Under the Hood of the 2018 BMW M5
The new BMW M5 gets a revamped and beefy powertrain. It is laden with a new 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 560 HP. It is handled by a new eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The car reaches 60 mph from 0 in just 3.2 seconds. Rated top speed is 189 MPH. Furthermore, the BMW has used a new type of all-wheel-drive system in the sedan. There is a special 4WD mode as well.
Like most cars rolling out of BMW stable, the 2018 M5 sedan is laden with latest seat features and amenities. The iDrive infotainment setup has also been spruced up to include gesture control. As for safety, you can also expect the car to come with a lot of airbags, traction control, stability control and a rearview camera. You will get adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning as well.
Cost and Debut Date
Finally, the pricing of BMW M5 2018 will start at $96.000. It will be made available for sale in early 2018.
Summing it up
The 2018 BMW M5 is a luxury and sporty sedan that gets the right dose of upgrades. Styling is stunning and the car also gets a beefy engine inside. These, with enhanced amenities, make it a category killer.