The mighty BMW M5 takes power from a 4.4-litre TwinPower V8 engine producing 600 PS power and 750 Nm of peak torque
The latest iteration of the BMW M5 was unveiled for the first time globally back in August 2017 ahead of making its public premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with much anticipation and delight.
The M5 is well-known for its driving dynamics globally and the German auto brand has managed to fit a roof finished in the lightweight carbon fibre material to help reduce the overall weight of the car.
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The weight reduction mantra can be seen everywhere as it obviously plays a significant part in extracting more performance and bringing the centre of gravity to optimum level.
Here is all you need to know about the 2018 BMW M5:
2018 BMW M5 Engine, Specs and Performance
|Engine||4.4-litre TwinPower turbocharged V8|
|Power||600 PS at 5,700-6,700 rpm|
|Torque||750 Nm at 1,800-5,600 rpm|
|Transmission||eight-speed automatic transmission|
The new BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4-litre TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine tuned by the brand’s M division. It is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 600 PS and peak torque of 750 Nm.
It is mated to the known eight-speed automatic transmission and helps transferring power to all the four wheels through a brand new AWD system.
|2018 BMW M5 Top Speed||250 kmph|
|2018 BMW M5 0-100 kmph||3.4 seconds|
The 2018 BMW M5 is claimed to be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-200 kmph is dealt in just 11.1 seconds. However, the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph but it can be increased to 305 kmph through an optional M Driver’s package in international markets.
Comparatively, its main rival Mercedes AMG E63 4Matic makes less power. The Merc uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 571 PS and 750 Nm of peak torque similar to the M5. It has a top speed electronically limited to 250 kmph. Its S version produces 612 PS and 850 Nm from the same engine though.
2018 BMW M5 Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||132 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||68 litres|
The 2018 BMW M5 measures a length of 4,965 mm, width of 1,903 mm, height of 1,473 mm and features 2,982 mm longer wheelbase. It has ground clearance of 132 mm along with 68 litres of fuel tank capacity.
2018 BMW M5 Exterior and Design
As for the exterior, it comes equipped with a blacked-out kidney grille with chrome trim and newly designed bumper with bigger air intakes apart from black and silver wheels over gold brake calipers. Other important features on the outside are quad tailpipes, a black rear diffuser and subtle trunk lid lip spoiler.
The BMW M5 has indeed an evolutionary design language with persistent focus on aerodynamics and there are several changes made to the interior as well.
2018 BMW M5 India Price
|2018 BMW M5 India Price||1.43 Crore|
The new BMW M5 has been launch in India at the 2018 Auto Expo and it is priced at Rs. 1.43 crore (ex-showroom).