BMW M5

BMW recently unveiled the all-new M5 high-performance sedan. Now on its 6th generation, the German carmaker says that this will be the quickest and most agile version to date.

Comparing it with the previous model, the all-new M5 features deeper character lines, larger kidney grille, and a sharper set of headlights giving it an aggressive look. The M5’s new 20-inch rims, re-designed rear diffuser, M rear spoiler further enhance its sporty stance.

Meanwhile, the M5’s special variant called the “First Edition” comes with the variant-exclusive Frozen Dark Red Metallic paint. It will also have high-gloss black kidney grille, M gills, and 4 tailpipes for a more classy appearance.

Inside, the cabin is covered in Extended Merino leather. It also boasts multi-function front seats with heater, pneumatic backrest, and electric adjustment that offer greater lateral support and comfort. On the other hand, the First Edition will have a Piano Finish Black complemented by the car's production number on a plaque placed on the center console.

The BMW M5 has always embodied the perfect blend of mature business sedan and high-performance components. So you can think of the BMW M5 as the world’s fastest-moving tailored suit.

Under the hood of the M5 resides the brand’s 4.4L V8 M TwinPower turbo gasoline engine. This power unit can generate 600 hp and 750 Nm of torque and launch the high-performance sedan from a standstill to 97 kph in just 3.2 seconds.

It’s then paired with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic that allows the driver to switch gears using either paddle-, sequential-shifts, or go full automatic.

BMW also revealed its M xDrive — a model-specific system that allows the driver to select where to send the engine’s power. Options include the default all-wheel-drive; the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) that sends power where it’s needed for optimum traction; and a pure 2-wheel-drive mode.

Aside from that, the M5 comes with a wide range of options for a dynamic driving experience like the Variable Damper Control (VDC) and M Servotronic steering. Both features are available with 3 modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus. All of these functions can be seen and configured on the M5’s central touchscreen display and steering-wheel mounted controls.

The all-new BMW M5 will be available on certified BMW centers in the US next year with its pricing to be announced closer to its launch date. Will the M5, especially the First Edition, reach local shores? We’ll have to wait for an official announcement from BMW Philippines.

In case you want to take the all-new M5 for a spin ahead of its launch (at least digitally), you can purchase the upcoming Need for Speed Payback available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 10, 2017.

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