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Latest BMW M5 with an 8-speed automatic gearbox

Drive the iconic high-performance BMW M5

The latest BMW M5 also happens to be the sixth generation of this iconic high-performance saloon. Know more about this drive!

Interestingly, the new M5 was presented on 21 August 2017 during the 2017 Gamescom, to promote the upcoming Need for Speed Payback video game. This was then followed by a public reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in September 2017.

Codenamed F90 M5, it’s based on the BMW 5 Series (G30). In contrast to the previous generations, the it’s available for the first time with all-wheel drive. However, BMW relied on a rear-biased design which was created exclusively for driving dynamics with a true rear wheel drive mode included in the all-wheel drive system.

The prodigious engine is an evolution of the S63 from the previous generation. With 441 kW (600 PS) on tap, the F90 M5 has the same power as the limited edition “Competition Package” and “30 Jahre M5” variants of the previous generation while torque has been raised to 750 Nm – 70 Nm more than the previous M5.

The car is equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as opposed to its predecessor’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This made it the first M5 to have an automatic transmission only.

As expected, the new M5’s acceleration is explosive. Zero to 100 km/h takes a mere 3.4 seconds and if the pedal is kept floored, 200 km/h flashes by in 11.1 seconds. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h while the delimited top speed is 305 km/h.

Despite the heavier four-wheel drive system, BMW M was able to reduce the weight of the new M5 by about 40 kg over the previous model.

Swing by the showroom to drool over this mean machine soon!

Powerful 5 Series model available – the BMW 540i xDrive

Powerful 5 Series model available - the BMW 540i xDrive

The new BMW 540i xDrive represents two key milestones: it’s the first all-wheel drive BMW sedan we have ever offered and it’s also the most powerful 5 Series model available until the bahn-storming 600+ hp M5 is launched next year.

Like the 530i variants we sell, the cabin is a very pleasant place to sit, with lots of adjustment and everything built to a high standard from quality materials. There’s plenty of space to store all of your items, too, thanks to generous door bins and a large cubby under the centre armrest, plus a well-sized glovebox.

With 340 hp and 450 Nm on tap from the silky-smooth 3-litre in-line 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which is mated to an 8-speed transmission that sends torque to all four wheels via clever electronics, the 540i xDrive is fast: 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (as fast as the E39 M5).

The engine is superbly responsive and powerful right across its rev range. Just touch the accelerator pedal lightly to bring more speed while putting your foot to the floor brings an explosion in terms of both sound and performance.

Our car comes with the M Sport package and while the additions are mainly cosmetic (front comfort seats, front LED foglights, Anthracite headlining, M aerodynamic bodystyling and M steering wheel), the M Sport braking system and suspension are performance-oriented features which give the 540i xDrive M Sport more “go” and not only “show”. The former makes for shorter braking distances while the latter lowers ride height by 10mm for more improved handling around corners.

Elsewhere, the 20-inch alloy wheels from BMW’s Individual collection is gorgeous!