2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW Unveils Future Models

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
2018 BMW M5
The 2018 M5 is the first one ever offered with M xDrive, the M-specific all-wheel-drive system that offers three modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD with no Dynamic Stability Control. When the driver first starts the car, the default mode is 4WD with DSC, which still offers some amount of slip at the rear wheels when accelerating out of corners; the driver could also choose 4WD Sport with more torque delivered to the rear wheels; or 2WD mode with no DSC, offers the same type of driving experience from the previous generation M5. Bespoke M compound brakes are standard, with optional M carbon ceramic brakes that provide a 50-pound reduction in unsprung weight. The 2018 M5 will go on sale in spring 2018; 400 M5 First Editions will be offered worldwide, with 50 available for the U.S. market.

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