The all-new BMW M5 Wins 2018 World Performance Car
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – March 28, 2018… The all-new BMW M5, today received the prestigious 2018 World Performance Car Award at the New York International Auto Show.
The 6th generation BMW M5 is the fastest most technologically advanced M-vehicle to date. For the first time ever, BMW M GmbH provides drivers the opportunity to switch between 2WD to 4WD while also offering M x-Drive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system specifically tuned for the BMW M5 specifications. Under the hood of the all-new BMW M5 is the latest and most advanced version of the renowned 4.4-liter V8 engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology with an output increase from the previous generation of 40 hp and 53 lb-ft, this new engine develops 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of peak torque to promise explosive acceleration and formidable performance. The twin-turbo V8 unit propels the M5 via the new 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and teams up with the M xDrive system to transfer all of the high-revving turbocharged engine’s might to the road, and allows a 0–60 mph acceleration run in a mere 3.2 seconds, making it the quickest and most agile to date.
Trudy Hardy, Vice President Marketing BMW of North America complimented the all-new BMW M5 during her acceptance speech calling it “the quickest (0-60 in 3.2 seconds) and most technologically advanced M-vehicle to date”. With the debut of first ever BMW M xDrive system with 2WD capability, the 6th generation BMW M5 is the quintessential performance sedan”.
The 2018 BMW M5 is available at certified BMW dealerships starting at MSRP 102,600 plus Destination and Handling.