A production version of the next generation BMW M5 should be offered with the xDrive all-wheel drive system, according to a recent report.
In case you were wondering why BMW is not offering an all-wheel drive version of its true M cars by now, the truth is that the company was trying to keep them conservative, but because it has to move with its times, vehicles such as the first FWD model, the 2-Series Active Tourer, have been born. Now, an all-wheel drive version of the M5, in its future generation, is also expected to be hitting the market.
The announcement has been made by Frank van Meel, the chief of M division, in a recent interview with Autocar, where the company’s official said that the next generation of the M5, along with the M6, will still get RWD bias despite having the all-wheel drive layout. The new-gen BMW M5 is expected to be offered sometimes in 2016, probably close to the end of the year, and we are not sure at this time whether the M division will put the AWD standard or if this will be offered as an option.
The very own M versions of the BMW X3 and BMW X5 are also in the books, as Frank van Meel explained during the same interview. A possibility of brand new M cars is also something the company is looking towards but not true M variants of its “i” cars are planned at the moment, so don’t expect to see an i8 M anytime in the near future.