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2018 BMW M5
Current Base Price: $102,600
The BMW M5 has come a long way since that initial model, and the ultimate sport sedan legacy continues with the introduction of an all-new 2018 M5. The sixth-generation of this powerful four door is the quickest and most technologically-advanced M5 ever offered. With a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine producing 600 horsepower, the new M5 will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds with 124 mph arriving in just over 11 seconds. Top track speed is listed at 189 mph. To help manage all that power, BMW has given the M5 all-wheel drive for the first time. The M xDrive system has been created specifically for the M5, offering three modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD with no dynamic stability control for those who care to burn a bit more rubber. Bespoke M compound brakes are standard, with M carbon ceramic brakes optional. The 2018 BMW 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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