2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: High-Performance Rides

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
The 2018 M5 is the first BMW ever offered with M xDrive, the M-specific all-wheel-drive system that has three modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD with no dynamic stability control. The default mode is 4WD with DSC, which offers a small amount of slip at the rear wheels when accelerating out of corners; for the true driving enthusiast looking for the same type of experience as the previous-generation M5, all power can be sent to the rear wheels when set to 2WD with no DSC. 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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