The upcoming 2018 BMW M5 has been recently spied at Nurburgring having less camouflage. BMW is teasing everyone as covers come off little by little arousing the interest of fans and experts alike. With the recent spotting, car spotters are able to have a better glimpse of what this upcoming BMW has to offer.
As the covers come off, experts think that the 2018 BMW M5 is not yet entirely ready. This is evidenced by the recent sighting of the M5. It still needs a little bit more work in preparation for its first official debut expected to be at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
The biggest headline, however, is something that BMW calls M xDrive. This is an all-new technology, which enables the M5 to switch from all- or rear-wheel drive that depends on the driver's preference. As the M5 starts, it is defaulted to being a full all-wheel drive. BMW also notes that even the standard configuration drivetrain has a rear bias.
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The 2018 BMW M5 is reported to be powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which is capable of producing 600-horsepower. Having such powerhouse, it can accelerate from zero to 100 kph in just below 3.6-seconds. This is an impressive record for a vehicle of its kind.
The upcoming M5 is faster than the current Competition Edition model as its twin-turbo engine is capable of zero to 100 kph in 4.2-seconds acceleration. Such impressive improvement in speed and power is attributed to its lightweight materials.
As the 2018 BMW M5 is driven for the first time, industry experts have good words to say about it. For one, the M xDrive system significantly boosts driver's confidence and acceleration performance. This is mainly because of M-designed intelligence unit master controller.