BMW’s M division planning AWD for the next-gen M5 and M6 image

The future generations of the BMW M5 and M6 are rumored to gain all-wheel drive, instead of the current rear-wheel drive configuration.

BMW is getting ready to take a very important step in developing the new generations of the M5 and M6, with the two models gaining all-wheel drive. Rumors on such versions have been around for quite some time but it seems that they are now closer to becoming reality than ever. This move might be the company’s attempt to catch on with its main rivals, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which are already offering AWD versions in their lineup.

If this seems like good news for most of the company’s fans, it will quickly transform into a long and agonizing wait because the German based automaker will only offer such versions a year after the new generation of the 5-Series will make its public debut. This is expected to be unveiled in either 2016 or even 2017, so expect the AWD M5 and M6 to hit the market close to the end of the decade. The BMW M division already has AWD vehicles, like the X5 M or the X6 M, and this will probably be the recipe for the upcoming models.

Source: Motoring