• 2018 BMW M5: AWD + 600 horsepower = Quickest M5 Ever! [Video]


    The 2018 BMW M5 is a combination of incredible performance and surprising efficiency. Andre had a chance to walk around this German super sedan at the 2017 LA Auto Show and show you everything you need to know about the next M5.

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    Underneath the M5’s Hood Beats the Heart of a Giant

    Lurking within the new 2018 BMW M5 is a punched-up version of the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8. This new M5 cranks out 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. That monstrous engine routes power to all four wheels – a first for the M5 – through an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, BMW has made it so this M5 can send all of its power to the rear wheels for when you feel like doing a bit of drifting. Despite having a massively powerful V8, BMW managed to squeeze 26.9 MPG combined out of the new M5.

    2018 BMW M5
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    Big Power, Small Acceleration Times

    600 horsepower means that this M5 will hit 60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds. As with all other M cars, BMW limits the top speed to 155 MPH. However, if you buy the M Driver’s Package, BMW lets you go as fast as 189 MPH – that’s speed to nearly cover a football field every second. That feature makes this M5 the quickest iteration ever! Even with the M5’s 4,255 pound bulk, it can sprint through the quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds.

    2018 BMW M5
    [Photo: BMW]

    Brace Yourself to Spend Big Bucks for a 2018 BMW M5

    How much does all of this cost? Well, it certainly isn’t cheap. Starting price is $103,595, and you can go well up from there. Expect to see the 2018 BMW M5 in showrooms in Spring 2018.

    2018 BMW M5
    [Photo: BMW]
    To learn more about the 2018 BMW M5, be sure to watch the entire video. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more BMW M5 news, views, and real-world reviews! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for the latest videos on your favorite new models.

     

    Michael Curtis
    Michael Curtis
    Michael has always had a passion for things with four wheels and an engine. His parents often joked that his first word was "Porsche." He currently spends his time as a Communications student at CU Boulder and writes for TFL as an intern trying to learn the ways of the automotive journalist. In his spare time, he attends all the local Cars and Coffee events he can possibly make time for.

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    3 thoughts on “2018 BMW M5: AWD + 600 horsepower = Quickest M5 Ever! [Video]

    1. And the tesla is gay period all of them. Now on to cars that matter man that m5 is sick in so many ways but awd yes please.

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