Find Out How the 2018 BMW M5 Puts Driver Focus First in Its Sixth Generation

The enthusiast wish list for the sixth generation BMW M5 was a long one, and one of the many asks was increased engagement and control. With a great starting point in the latest 5 Series, the M Division set to work—adding larger brakes, retuned suspension, and for the first time ever, an M-tuned xDrive all-wheel drive system.

The 2018 M5 gets 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, and in the default 4WD mode, 0-60 happens in just 3.2 seconds from a dead stop. But those kind of numbers are practically expected of any M5 by now. Control in corners, the ability to drift with command, and an overall sense of engagement is a bigger priority at this stage, and the M5 delivers. But for RWD purists out there, don’t fret. Part of that engagement is the ability to step down, or outright switch off, front wheel power. That way, you can enjoy the nimble, confident M5’s power on your terms.

M badge or not, the engagement and fun found behind the wheel of a new BMW is impossible to replicate. To find out what one of our sporty sedans, coupes, roadsters, or SAVs can bring to the driving experience, schedule a test drive with our Kingsport, TN location.

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