Auto Expo 2018: BMW M5 launched in India. The new BMW M5 is priced in India at Rs 1.43 crore ex-showroom. The new M5 is the fastest and most powerful M5 of all time and also features all-wheel drive for the first time ever. The BMW M5 (F90) was first unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
BMW M5 Engine Specifications & Performance
The BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 592bhp and 750Nm of torque. The new F90 M5 produces 40bhp and 75Nm of torque compared to its predecessor. The new M5 sends power to all four wheels for the first time via an eight-speed gearbox and the new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
The new BMW M5 may have gone all-wheel-drive but owners can still act like drift mad hooligans by switching it to rear-wheel-drive to smoke their tyres.
The newly launched BMW M5 sprints from 0-100kph in 3.4 seconds and goes past 200kph just 11.1 seconds after starting. The BMW M5 is electronically limited to 250kph though that limit can be raised to 306kph by opting for the driver's package.
The new BMW M5 measures in at 4,965 long, 1,903 wide, and stands 1,473 tall. The new BMW M5's wheelbase is 2,982mm long. The new M5 is larger in every way compared to its predecessor but is nearly 100 kilos lighter.
The new M5 sits on 19-inch wheels that are shod with 275/40 ZR 19 tyres up front and 285/40 ZR 19 tyres. The large wheels play host to 394mm steel discs up front and 381mm brakes at the rear. Owners can also opt for carbon ceramic brakes and larger 20-inch wheels as well.
BMW M5 Design & Features
The new BMW M5 features a more aggressive design compared to the BMW 5 Series on which it is based. This can be seen in the aggressive front bumper which features larger air intakes and a lower splitter element.
At the sides, the wheel arches are slightly bulked up while the biggest change can be seen at the rear in the form of the rear bumper and quad exhaust pipes.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Launch Of The M5 In India
The launch of the new BMW M5 in India sees the performance variant of the new 5-series return to Indian shores. The new M5 adds more power but has gone all-wheel-drive, which may disappoint M division fans in India but the engineers have ensured a rear-wheel-drive mode has remained which should bring a smile to the face of anyone who can afford this Bavarian performance sedan.