Still, you have to be patient until a new BMW M5 will appear, but we have already taken some pictures of the BMW test track in Miramas. It is also clear: the rear-wheel drive is adopted and only the four-wheel-drive system named in the name M xDrive is offered in the 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD.
On the one hand, this would be the departure from the classic rear-wheel drive. The new will only be available with all-wheel drive xDrive in the 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. But do not worry: As the name implies, in the 2WD mode, the two rear wheels are mainly driven, which should allow the purists to return their beloved tailing. The front axle is only connected, however, if the rear axle with the more than 600 hp and more than 700 Nm torque of the M5 is overstrained.
The performance comes from the 4.4-liter turbo V8 (S63), which is then transmitted comfortably and dynamically to the wheels via the highly dynamic 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. The 0 to100 standard sprint should be done in just 3.5 seconds and 300 km / h top speed should also be in it. with 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox used so far has been used in the new generation of models. The performance went up, but the weight went down. This is ensured by, among other things, an extremely light carbondach, which belongs to the standard range. In addition to an improved brake system with perforated brake discs, a new sports suspension and a modified exhaust system are also new.
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