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German carmaker, BMW has unveiled the 2021 M5 saloon facelift for the global market. The 2021 BMW M5 is the latest iteration of the ultimate performance variant of the brand's 5 Series range.
The MY2021 BMW M5 is offered in a range of two variants: Standard and Competition. Both models now come with a host of significant updates compared to its predecessors. This includes updated design, improved performance, dynamics and others.
Some of the most prominent changes to the new BMW M5 include the new L-shaped full-adaptive Laser headlamps, 3D elements on the LED taillights, blacked-out kidney grille, revised front and rear bumpers, quad-exhaust tips and 20-inch alloy wheels; among others. The new BMW M5 also borrows a number of elements from the brand's range-topping GT, the M8.
Moving to the interiors, the new BMW M5 now features a fully-digital instrument cluster, along with a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well. The new BMW M5 also comes with a host of features, along with two dedicated buttons: Setup and M Mode. These allow the driver to configure the various settings on the M5, to suit the driving style. BMW also offers the new M5 with four-driving modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Track.
Certain other features offered on the 2021 BMW M5 include premium leather upholstery, connectivity with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and BMW's latest iDrive technology. The super-saloon also comes with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, high-beam assist and adaptive cruise control.
The 2021 BMW M5 comes powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It produces 600bhp and 750Nm of peak torque on the standard model. The Competition variant churns out a slightly higher 620bhp and 750Nm.
Both variants come with an eight-speed M-Steptronic automatic transmission unit, sending power to all-four wheels via the ‘M xDrive' system. The AWD system on the BMW M5 also comes with three modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and Drift Mode (2WD).
The new BMW M5 and the M5 Competition claim to sprint from 0 - 100km/h in 3.4 and 3.3 seconds, respectively. Both models also come with a top speed limited to 250km/h, however, this can be increased to 305km/h with the optional M driver's package.
Thoughts About The 2021 BMW M5 Unveil
We could see BMW bringing the new M5 saloon to the Indian market sometime next year. Once launched in India, the new (2021) BMW M5 will rival the likes of the Mercedes-AMG E 63 and the upcoming Audi RS7 models. We also expect BMW to price the new M5 in the range of Rs 1.5 crore, ex-showroom, once it arrives in the Indian market.