BMW, as we know, is taking the evolutionary route with the upcoming generation of the 5 Series which is set to come out in the second half of this year. This means the flagship performance focused M5 won't arrive before late 2017 or early 2018. Nevertheless, this mid-size M model has been spied on test again.
The 2018 M5 was spied this time shooting through the Mojave Desert. The talking point of this car is the fact that it will be offered with an optional all-wheel drive system for the first time in its history. Power meanwhile will come from the same V8 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine from the current model. The engine, however, will be tuned to deliver up to 625bhp.
The current-gen M5 is a bit of a heavy weight but the 2018 model will be significantly lighter as the new 5 Series is expected to drop plenty of weight by switching to the new 35up platform that’s seen in the new 7 Series.