Prototypes for the next-generation BMW M5, the F90 to all the hardcore fans, have been spotted in the wild for the past year.
Recently, they’ve been testing hard on Germany’s Nürburgring where this video from YouTube user cvdzijden – Supercar Videos was taken.
The new M5 certainly looks fast though we have to admit its exhaust note sounds a little muted.
The engine is thought to be an updated version of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 used in the current M5. This engine produces upwards of 600 horsepower in the current M5 and it’s possible we’ll see a few more horses extracted for the new generation.
In addition to more power, look for less weight and an available all-wheel-drive system. The lighter weight is thanks to the carbon fiber-infused 35up modular platform underpinning the new 5-Series range, including this M5 variant. The all-wheel-drive system, meanwhile, was previously confirmed by BMW M boss Frank van Meel.
Look for the new M5 to debut next year as a 2018 model. The new 5-Series should be out sometime this year.
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