Here's an early look at the 2018 BMW M5

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The new BMW M5 is expected top be made official later today and now the vehicle had been leaked ahead of the official unveiling. Take a look at the new BMW M5: its power output, torque and acceleration, the M specific all-wheel drive system M xDrive and its stunning design make our all-new toy the ideal feature for Need for Speed.

Expected to lob in Australia around April next year, the G30-series M5 is motivated by a heavily revised 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol unit, which punches out 441kW of power from 5600-6700rpm and 750Nm of torque between 1800-5600rpm.

A new batch of pictures showing the next BMW M5 undisguised for the first time has reached the internet, just days out from the all-new German super sedan's official reveal this week.

The F10 M5's seven-speed DCT was ditched for a new 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission. In the mean time, you can get familiar with the new high-performance four-door by checking out the leaked images and video here.

The driveline is also clever enough to leave the car's rear-wheel-drive handling purity intact when you want it to be, having a "2WD" mode that totally disconnects the car's front driveshafts. According to BMW, the all-wheel-drive system, which BMW calls xDrive, can be specified in rear-drive configuration with traction control systems reduced-or completely disabled.

"The M5 takes the BMW M-series into new territory, with 441 kW/600 hp, peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) and 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp] fuel consumption combined/ 241 g/km Carbon dioxide emissions combined, which promise supreme propulsive power and formidable performance. There is no doubt about it: way the M division has set up its all-wheel drive system makes drifting more manageable, elegant, faster, and more rewarding".

M carbon-ceramic brakes with gold-colored calipers are optional and help shed 50 pounds of weight.

The M5 rolls on 275/40R19 rubber up front and 285/40R19 tires at rear. The M5's roof is made from carbon fiber and BMW says the exhaust has been "weight optimized" too.

At the front, the 2018 M5 has large air intakes to let you know that this isn't just your regular 5 Series.

M compound brakes come standard and clamp down on perforated, vented 15.5-inch steel rotors in the front and 15-inch discs in the rear.

First Edition M5s get exclusive Frozen Dark Red Metallic paint and high-gloss Shadow Line trim. There's also traditional-style gauges in the digital instrument cluster, lots of leather, and a special M gear lever and pedals.



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