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2018 BMW M5 Pumps Up Price, Performance

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CARS.COM — The highest-performance variant of BMW’s 5 Series also leads the way in the price lineup — by a lot. When the 2018 BMW M5, appearing at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, goes on sale, it’ll start at $103,595 including destination, well above the M550’s $74,395 starting price.

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The sixth-generation M5 slots above the M550 in performance and price in the 5 Series lineup. Both cars use a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8, but in the M5, it’s good for up to 600 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque, more than the M550’s 456 hp and 480 pounds-feet.

BMW says the M5 rockets from zero-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, making it the quickest M5 to date. Another first: The M5 is all-wheel drive, and BMW says the new M-spec system features a driver-selectable mode that only sends power to the rear should you want traditional rear-drive handling.

The 2018 BMW M5 goes on sale this spring.

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