One of the much anticipated features of the 2018 BMW M5 has been the xDrive all-wheel drive system. According to reports, the next-gen M5 is likely to get this new all-wheel drive system.
This was confirmed by BMW product expert Sven Arens during the unveiling of the 2017 BMW 5 Series. He stated that the sixth generation BMW M5 which is codenamed as BMW F90 will be equipped with the xDrive all-wheel drive system.
Arens stated that the M5 AWD will be heavily rear biased and will have a torque split ratio of 20:80 for front and rear respectively.
The 2018 M5 will be the first non-X series BMW M vehicle to get all-wheel drive system. This shift to AWD is because BMW has reached the limits of two-wheel drive performance.
Arens also added that the 2018 M5 will be powered by 4.4-litre M Power twin turbocharged V8 engine which will produce 600bhp. It is expected that the 2018 M5 can clock 0 to 100km/h in just under four seconds.
As per the reports, the 2018 BMW M5 will be revealed as a concept model in the second quarter of 2017 and the production version will be showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The 2017 BMW M5 will be launched in late 2017, BMW will launch the 2018 M5 in 2018 in the US market and possibly the India launch will also take place in 2018 itself.