2021 BMW M5: First Look

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Drive System
Power for the 2021 BMW M5 is delivered through an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission. A Drivelogic switch on the gear selector allows the driver to adjust shift speed by choosing between three modes: Efficient, Sport or Track. The standard rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel-drive system distributes torque between the front and rear axles through an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, and at the rear the Active M Differential splits torque between left and right wheels. The driver can select from three xDrive modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. The Dynamic Stability Control system can be adjusted between three settings to further enhance driver control: DSC ON, MDM (M Dynamic Mode) and DSC OFF.

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