2017 BMW M5 will be lighter and more powerful than ever: spy photos


With each new model released to the whole world manufacturers claim that novelty for the first time in class showed the least weight. “Losing weight” are all the cars from compact class to SUVs. Each first-car “takes off” dozens, and in the most advanced cases – hundreds of “overweight” pounds. Most interestingly, the reduced mass is almost proportional to the growth in engine power. Accordingly, consumption in no way diminished, although all these tricks using aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber with magnesium are primarily to reduce the cost of car ownership, the lion’s share of which is notorious voracity.

So the question arises whether this “loss” really needed to the car, and if yes, how?

2017 BMW M5 release date

Fortunately, the manufacturer promises to release the model before the end of 2016, and in the sale it will appear in early 2017.

Release date: early 2017

2017 BMW M5 redesign

The answer, in my opinion, is obvious, of course it is. But not for budgetary models, but for sports cars. Photo spies in camouflage recently photographed one of them.

The prototype has got some custom body panels, as front, side, and back (especially give the “M” version 4 exhaust pipes and massive brake discs). Production car besides the M5 body kit, wheels and of course the mechanical stuffing will get some modification to discrete it from the less powerful members of a BMW 5-series.

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2017 BMW M5 engines and specs

BMW M5 2017 will have a capacity of 600hp. It will be produced through twin-turbo 4.4L V8 engine of the present generation. After completion, its estimated capacity will reach 560 HP in the “normal” configuration and 600-HP in M5 “30 Jahre” limited edition M5 Competition Package.

600+ Power is major step for BMW to improve and promote its M5 brand.

2017 BMW M5 video review

2017 BMW M5 weight loss

As if these numbers are not inspiring by themselves, the new 5-series, aka G30, on which M5 is based, will use the same methods to facilitate the construction, which were applied in the new 7-Series BMW (aluminum frame using glass-fibre armored plastic for the body) to lose 100 kg interfere with normal dispersal.

2017 BMW M5 chassis

Still the Bavarian super sedan BMW M5 have always been RWD. In 2017 year BMW will walk away from that stereotype, many facts indicate that they will add all-wheel drive variations on a theme, with the dominant rear wheels on the next generation M5. This can be annoying supporters of the struggle for the purity of BMW concept, but given the increasing power, this idea starts to make sense.

2017 BMW M5 gearboxes

It is still uncertain whether BMW to propose a manual transmissions, or new BMW M5 2017 will be set exclusively with automatic double-clutch transmission when it arrives at dealers.

2017 BMW M5 pictures

Editor's rating
4.7 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance5
  • Design4.8
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4.5

Legendary 5-series sedan from BMW M division will keep all unique features for M5 including rear-wheel drive and powerful V8 engine, which is more likely to get twin turbo.

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