The BMW M5 is a luxury car which can go from 0-100 km/hr in 3.4 seconds!

Verdict – The BMW M5 brings back the excitement which was lacking in the F10M model. While the addition of 4-wheel drive might be a step away from the original formula, it brings in safety and sure-footedness without comprising on fun. The M5 costs more than twice the money you pay for the practical yet fast 530d M-Sport but justifies the price by offering more in almost every regard, be it performance, dynamics, aesthetics, technology and aural delight. The M5 is back and it’s as good as ever.

The same engine from the older M5 has been tuned for more power

What’s Cool

* Design is drool worthy, looks very sporty yet elegant
* Cabin is very luxurious and has decent space
* The V8 engine is a bomb offering superb performance
* Ride and handling balance is spot on

What’s Not So Cool

* Doesn’t get front parking sensors, 360-degree camera
* Misses out on remote parking feature

Alternatives: – Mercedes-Benz AMG E63s, Audi RS7

Mercedes-AMG E63s or the BMW M5?

2018 BMW M5 Specifications

* Engine: 4395cc 8-cylinder,Twin Turbo Petrol
* Power: 600 HP @ 5600-6700 RPM
* Torque: 750 Nm @ 1800-5600 RPM
* 0-100 km/hr: 3.2 Seconds
* Top Speed: 300 km/hr
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 275/35/20 (Front), 285/35/20 (Rear)
* Suspension: Adaptive M Suspension
* Brakes: Discs (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 8-airbags, Attentiveness Assistant, ABS, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Brake Assist, Cornering Brake Control (CBC)

2018 BMW M5 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4965 mm X 1903 mm X 1473 mm
* Wheelbase: 2982 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 68-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1855 kgs

The BMW M5 can go to the track and to your office

Further Reading

2018 BMW 520d Review
2018 BMW 530d M-Sport Review

Testers’ Note:

“The BMW 5-Series is one of my favourite cars. When I heard the M5 has come to our garage for testing, I immediately left my desk and ran for the keys and didn’t wait for the shoot day to drive the beast. I fired up the engine and man that cold start exhaust note was loud and full of bass! That amazing stint at night is unforgettable. The high revving V8, heart thumping acceleration and the pops and crackles, I really can’t pen down the exact feeling of driving that monster. The M5 for me is pure love. Long live the ///M Performance!.” – Aariz Rizvi, Assistant Editor, MotorBeam.
“I absolutely love the 5-Series and I am a big fan of the E60 M5 because of its naturally aspirated V10 engine which is pure love. I even drove the F10 M5 multiple times on the track and never came out disappointed. The new M5 is better in every way, it drives better, has a lot more tech and looks dope too. The M5 is just too lovely and it’s hard to find a flaw with this super sedan. I now look forward to driving it on the track.” – Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.
“The first V8 I drove a few days back was the Audi RS6 Avant and it became my immediate favourite. Aariz told me to hold my feelings until the M5 comes. He was right, I was surprised and super impressed with the performance and feel of the M5. It was luxurious on the inside and brutal in terms of performance. That addictive exhaust note is still ringing in my ears. However, I felt that it could have been more crisp with its handling.” – Pratik Tyagi, Chief Video Editor, MotorBeam.

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