New 2018 BMW M5: fastest M car ever coming to Dubai

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 by

has finally stopped teasing us and revealed the 2018 M5 in all its 600 horsepower glory — and what’s more, the fastest M car ever is coming to the at November’s

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Look out for the new 2018 at November’s motor show

Now that Munich is finally done teasing us after what feels like years, the all-new sixth-generation BMW M5 is ready to make its official debut as the fastest M car to date.

Featuring a 4.4-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine the car develops 600 horsepower and 750Nm of torque, going to al four wheels via the standard M xDrive system and new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The performance figures are quite something for a five-seater executive sedan… The 2018 M5 will do 100km/h from rest in 3.4 seconds, 0-200km/h in 11.1 seconds, and top out at an electronically limited 250km/h. Naturally if you wave enough cash at the salesman you can have the thing derestricted to 305km/h with the optional M Driver’s Package.

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The fastest M car ever will be available in Germany from the equivalent of AED511,000

Other hot highlights include the first application of an M xDrive all-wheel drive system with rear-drive capability (you can flick the car into rear-drive mode with all the electronic stability control gizmos switched off), a carbon-fibre roof and lightweight exhaust system, and a completely new suspension design.

The car now features wider track over the predecessor M5, firmer anti-roll bars, stiffer toe link mounts, additional chassis X-bracing, and an aluminium rear strut brace.

As for the engine, it may seem like it’s a carry-over 4.4-litre V8 (fifth-gen M5s also made up to 600 horsepower) but it’s received a substantial overhaul including new turbochargers delivering more boost, injection pressure increased by 75 percent over the outgoing M5, improvements to the cooling system (more effective despite being 20 percent smaller in size), and a new exhaust system that’s now 5kg lighter than before.

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As standard the car also features lighter brakes this time around, additionally offering the cost option of carbon-ceramic brakes with gold colored callipers, measuring nearly 16-inches across up front and 15-inches at the rear. Standard rubber comes wrapped around 19-inch wheels but 20-inch seven-spoke wheels are available in a black or polished black finish.

BMW’s main source of bother for the new sixth-generation M5 will come over from Affalterbach, in the form of the Mercedes-AMG E63 4Matic, worth 604 horsepower and 850Nm of torque and winning the top trumps battle between the two old foes at least. However the Merc, too, needs 3.4 seconds to reach 100km/h from rest.

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BMW will start selling the M5 with the option of a special First Edition model limited worldwide to 400 examples, and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The car (pictured on this page) features exclusive Frozen Dark Red Metallic paintwork and piano black interior applications as well as a numbered plaque indicating the car’s build number.

In Germany the 2018 BMW M5 will be priced from AED511,000, with the First Edition commanding AED85,000 extra.