This time around, BMW’s next generation M5 has been spotted in Spain. The unambiguous design lines of the M are clearly visible even though the test car is heavily camouflaged.
Earlier, M5 test mules have even been caught at the Nürburgring circuit on multiple occasions. However, this time the car incorporates a few changes that makes it stand out from the earlier test cars. These include a redesigned front bumper with bigger air intakes and reworked headlamps. Trademark M traits that continue to be infused with the overall package are the four exhausts, flared fenders, huge brakes and lots of fat rubber. Power to the wheels of the new BMW M5 is believed to come from a twin-turbocharged V8.
BMW has always chosen to use rear wheel-drives even though the competition, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, has chosen to gradually shift to Quattro and all-wheel drives. However, the interesting bit is that rumours now have it that the M’s of the near future could offer AWD, at least as an option. More on this in the months to come.