While we still haven’t seen in the metal the all new G 30 generation of the 5 Series executive sedan, an all-new M5 has already been caught testing on a highway in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately the aggressive lines enabled by the beefy powertrain were deeply covered under the mind-bending camouflage – but the location at least hints at the model possibly being shown during the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. We also recently saw some leaked CAD renders of the possible upcoming M5 (with codename F90) that showed a rather restrained appearance with a less aggressive front and rear bumper design. This means it’s not going to be as hardcore as the previous installments, instead only slightly more stylish than the current flagship – the M550i xDrive. Of course, under this heavy wrapping we can only guess there’s an understated design – so fans of “the most powerful letter in the world” just need to hang tight and wait for the official presentation.
Apart from the probability of evolutionary design, there’s one certainty – the standard rear wheel drive setup will be complimented by an optional all-wheel drive system for the first time ever. The purists meanwhile will be saddened to hear the only transmission option is the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, while the hood should hide a modestly revised version of the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that already makes up to 600 hp in the M5 30 Jahre M5 and M5 Competition Edition.