The eagerly fan-awaited BMW M5 is almost ready to make its official debut – and we’ve been graced with countless videos and photos of the camouflaged prototypes from spy photographers and even the automaker.
But we’re giving it one final go – hopefully – before becoming official in the metal – because it has been recently spotted in its finest natural habitat, the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The supercar disguised as a sedan was of course undergoing fine tuning ahead of the expected reveal to be featured sometime in the coming weeks. BMW has already organized a select VIP event for some in Belgium, showcasing the model – and there were numerous detailed leaks.
For example, we know the alleged power figure of the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 stands at 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters), delivered through the ubiquitous eight-speed automatic transmission. The new xDrive system, with RWD capabilities, is going to help the M machine jump to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than 3.5 seconds. Other perks include carbon ceramic brakes, different setups for the exhaust soundtrack, and the more aggressive aero package than the one seen on the 2018 M550i, used as flagship for the time being. The M5 is certainly going to star at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, available exclusively as a sedan.