2018 BMW M5Change Year or Vehicle
of the 2018 BMW M5. Base trim shown.
There is always risk involved when it comes to remaking an icon, and BMW at the very least deserves props for its chutzpah in moving the redesigned 2018 M5 in a direction very different from each of its predecessors.
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The new M5 gets a slew of cosmetic updates, including a new front bumper with three giant air intakes that help funnel air to the cooling systems and the brakes, a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof to reduce weight and an updated rear diffuser flanked by two pairs of exhaust pipes.
Those are all window dressing, however; the big change (and risk) lies in what goes on under the M5's skin. Previous generations of the M5 were all foundationally rear-wheel-drive performance sedans, but for 2018 there's something new down there: standard all-wheel drive. And there's one other change, which is understandable given current trends but still leaves me a bit misty-eyed: no more manual transmission. All M5s will come with an eight-speed automatic.
These updates have some purists worried: Will the M5 still be a true performance car? Or will it turn into a cushier, comfortable sedan that can go fast in a straight line but loses some (some would say "more") of its character?
This is where I tell you that this was the first M5 I've driven, and in one respect I'm kind of glad: It meant I got to evaluate the M5 in a vacuum, no waxing nostalgic for the RWD car or the manual — the 2018 M5 got a clean start ... Read More
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There is always risk involved when it comes to remaking an icon, and BMW at the very least deserves props for its chutzpah in moving the redesigned 2018 M5 in a direction very ... Read more
I would like to have one M5 one day...
No word to say for this car its too much Powerful and beautiful.I believed one day i will have my Bmw m5 very soon .. Read full review
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