BMW M5 Packs A 600-HP Punch, Standard All-Wheel Drive
- Author: Steve Townsend Aug 22, 2017,
Aug 22, 2017, 0:54
The BMW M5 has been described as having tons of power with enough speed and good looks to serve as a top notch ride in the world of Payback. For example, newly developed turbochargers, ultra-efficient indirect charge air cooling and increased fuel injection pressure together help to raise output and, above all, torque.
BMW has revealed camouflaged versions of the vehicle previously in an official video, and media outlets have already driven prototype versions of new M5 in prototype form. Seperate comfort and sport modes control the car's suspension settings. The driver has five different configurations to choose from based on combinations of the DSC modes (DSC on, MDM, DSC off) and M xDrive modes (4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD). Thanks to this neat little trick, the sledgehammer sedan from Munich can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, exactly like its biggest rival, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S.
Like its predecessors, the new BMW M5 gets its own distinctive visuals that blend form and function.
The BMW M5 of the current generation is offered with a 4.4-liter unit with a capacity of 560 horsepower. Need for Speed Payback players will be among the first to experience the new M xDrive all-wheel drive as they tear through the city streets and diverse landscape of Fortune Valley this Fall. Top speed is limited to 155mph.
Additionally, we also get to see the cop chases in a brand new and rather explosive trailer.
Those familiar with the regular 5 Series will feel right at home in the new M5 - there's the same digital instrument display, as well as the latest version of BMW's iDrive infotainment and navigation system, which can be controlled by touch, gestures or using a rotary dial.
Drivers can also press a button to reduce the exhaust sound from the M5 - ideal if you're travelling along quiet residential streets at night. Other changes include M side sills and outside mirror housings as well as the M5's first ever carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof. The optional M carbon ceramic brakes, which can be identified by callipers painted in a gold colour and shave another 23 kilograms off the M5's weight, can withstand even greater punishment. 19-inch wheels are standard, but 20-inch wheels are optional. Occupants are treated to Merino leather upholstery, with the driver and front passenger getting M sports seats with electric adjustment, heating, and embossed M logos on the head restraints. Scheduled for launch on the same sales start date as the standard M5 is the BMW M5 First Edition. All will be feature exclusive Frozen Dark Red Metallic paint and extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim that sees the grille, M fender gills and quad exhaust outlets rendered in high-gloss black.