New BMW M5 teased in digital form ahead of Frankfurt debut

New BMW M5 teased in digital form ahead of Frankfurt debut

0 comments 📅09 June 2017, 08:30

Next begetting BMW M5 to storm in with a new 600bhp+ powertrain and all-wheel-drive

The new BMW M5 has been teased in digital anatomy, ahead of the new supersaloon’s full reveal later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Demonstrate. 

Two teaser shots – both promotional material for the next instalment in the Need for Hastiness racing game franchise – hint at the aggressive styling on the way for BMW’s next M5, which determination serve as a fresh rival for the new 604bhp Mercedes-AMG E 63 S.

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A more martial looking front apron with large, angular vents and M5 badging is on escort, alongside the firm’s new hexagonal lighting signature. The pictures offer only the smallest of glimpses into the car’s irrevocable design and we’ve already seen the car in the metal during a pre-production drive, but these digital images are the beforehand look at the new M5 without a disguise.

The new BMW M5 will use an xDrive all-wheel-prod powertrain with upwards of 600bhp.

Speaking from the 2016 Paris Motor Accompany, van Meel told Auto Express: “The M5 has to drive like an M5 does today, but with preferably traction as well.”

He also suggested there was no immediate want or desire for an electrified M car – teeth of rivals Mercedes-AMG using the show to announce a flagship 900bhp hypercar – done with an F1 engine mated to a powerful electric motor.

Ex Audi quattro boss van Meel said: “We don’t hanker after to ruin the balance. An M car must have agility, precision, and dynamics. These are cars designed for the line. In motorsport it’s about every gramme.”

The news comes just weeks after we had our basic taste of the new BMW 5 Series, in the form of a disguised prototype on Welsh roads alongside crumpet of integrated application driving dynamics Alex Meske. We praised it for its precise steering, sensitive engine and taught ride – all of which will make their way into the new M5.

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We’ve already caught the car – due for glory in later in 2017 – around BMW’s test centre at the Nurburgring racetrack. As usual the camouflaged mould gives few details away, but evident is the more prominent front grille and intake designed to augment cooling. The wheels, likely to be non-standard, hide the required huge brake discs, while the sociable quad tailpipes are proudly displayed.

In terms of propulsion, the current 4.4-litre couple-turbocharged V8 engine will remain with some fettling to improve emissions and kindling economy. It will be heavily tuned however, to develop more than 600bhp. 0-62mph should upo around 3.5 seconds. 

M chief van Meel has previously insisted that regardless of leaning to four-wheel drive, the new M5 will always handle like a last-wheel drive car.

“If we continue the power increases in the future then very likely the next generation M5 and M6 will have so much torque and power that we constraint to think about those solutions.

“If we go on a direction of four-wheel make, for us it will really be like a rear-wheel drive with more purchase,” he said.

With this in mind, it’ll likely use a rear-biased setup than can send power to the fa only when required. Use of aluminium in the chassis and carbon-fibre reinforced flexible in the body of the standard new 5 Series will reduce the kerbweight by around 100kg, and we can surmise the same from the new M5.

Are you looking forward to the new BMW M5 hitting the showrooms? Let us know what you reflect on in the comments section below…

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