What We Know So Far About the 2018 BMW M5

April 7th, 2017 by

2018 BMW M5

The next-gen BMW M5 was recently spied with an updated exterior look and a number of notable performance enhancements. Based on what we know so far about its updated styling as well as competing models, here’s what we can expect from the 2018 BMW M5 in terms of release date and new features.

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2018 BMW M5 Release Date and New Features

When will the 2018 BMW M5 be available?

The new BMW M5 is expected to make its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this fall with a projected release date of Winter 2017. Once the new model is officially revealed by BMW, we will have more up-to-date information regarding availability and feature details. For now, here’s what we can expect.

New features of the 2018 BMW M5

The current M550i x Drive is the fastest 5 Series model to date, but the next-gen M5 is expected to top it. In fact, the 2018 BMW M5 may be able to go 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. In order to achieve such an impressive feat, the new M5 will likely be equipped with a refreshed twin-turbo V8 engine that can deliver 600 horsepower. However, it will probably not be available with a manual transmission, since the demand has decreased and the price of production has increased. Unlike the rear-wheel drivetrain of previous M5 models, the next-gen M5 will be equipped with all-wheel drive. Despite all these changes, the 2018 BMW M5 is expected to be about the same weight as the previous generation, thanks to the use of aluminum, high-strength steel, and carbon-fiber.

Stay tuned for additional information about the new 2018 BMW M5, which we will provide as we get closer to its debut and release date. In the meantime, we invite you to browse our available 5 Series inventory at BMW of North Haven and schedule a time to get behind the wheel at your convenience.

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