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AWD brings significant performance increase; still slower than AMG E63 S

The new-generation 5 Series arrived for the 2017 model year, replacing the seven-year-old and rather successful F10 model. Not only redesigned inside and out, the new sedan also lost some weight and gained new engines, including four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and V-8 mills. Now up to 137 pounds lighter, it’s quicker, more dynamic, and returns improved fuel economy. It also features state-of-the-art tech that brings it in line with the latest Mercedes-AMG E-Class. As usual, a high-performance M5 version is set to follow, and BMW just introduced it to the world with loads of new tech and an upgraded V-8 engine.

Arguably the most intriguing fact about the new M5 is that gained all-wheel-drive. The rumor has been circulating for quite a few years, and BMW has confirmed that xDrive will be offered as an option (but standard in the United States). The move is far from surprising, as both Audi and Mercedes-Benz have adopted all-wheel-drive for most of their performance cars. So basically BMW is bringing the M5 in line with its main U.S. rivals, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the Audi RS7. The new sedan will go on sale starting September 2017, with deliveries set to commence in the spring of 2018.

Updated 09/19/2017: The new M5 was one of the many cars BMW displayed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Check our gallery to see how amazing the car looked on the show’s floor.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 BMW M5.

 

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Rumor: An BMW M5 Touring PHEV Could Enter Production By 2024

Rumor: An BMW M5 Touring PHEV Could Enter Production By 2024

This could be the last V-8 powered M5 model before it turns into an EV

The M5, the most potent 5 Series sedan, is at the end of its lifecycle and may enter the new eight-generation along with a Touring model by the end of 2024. A report from the Bimmerpost suggests the same, and if it is true, the M5 Touring will enter its third generation after a 14-year hiatus, and it could do so with a hybridized V-8 under the hood!

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10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time

10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time

Here’s a curated list of the finest BMWs of all time, all featuring three pedals and a good ol’ stick shifter

BMWs are known as some of the purest driving machines that emphasize driving pleasure and engineering excellence over other things. However, in recent years, enthusiasts have been blaming BMW for diluting its core ethos in a bid to chase luxury and efficiency, but the biggest clincher for car enthusiasts has to be the fact that BMW has no manual transmission cars in its current portfolio, save for the M3 and M4. But, fear not, we have curated a list of the best manual transmission BMWs of all time to help you relish and even find your next truly analog Beemer.

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The Next-Gen 2025 BMW M5 Goes Hybrid, And It's A Good Thing

The Next-Gen 2025 BMW M5 Goes Hybrid, And It’s A Good Thing

Electrification means that the BMW M5 can hang onto its legendary V-8 a little bit longer

Ever since the BMW M5 was launched back in 1998 it was always defined by its driving dynamic and powerful engine. It started with a straight-six engine and continued with either V-8 or V-10, but no matter what, it always had a lot of power under the hood. The most powerful version is of course the current generation M5, with no less than 591 horses from a brutal V-8

The seventh generation M5 will take a completely different approach: it will be hybrid! That should come as no surprise to anyone as most makers are trying to electrify their lineup, and it has been the subject of speculation for a while. Now, however, BMW M Workshop Manager, Hans Rahn, has confirmed the next M5 will be a hybrid.

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Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

10 years ago, the Porsche would stand a chance, but can it keep up with a modern BMW?

The folks from Carwow have brought an exciting drag race between two unique cars from different generations. On the left, we have a 10-year old 997.2-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S,. Next to that, a BMW M5 CS is in its current generation for the 2022 model year. They are “bonkers-hardcore-performance-thingy,” as Mat Watson wants to call them. But there are quite some differences between the two, since the M5 CS is a family sedan and the 911 Turbo S is a sports car. Also, on paper, the BMW has all the power to school the Porsche down the quarter-mile, but can the 911 Turbo S from 2012 really keep up? Let’s dive in.

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Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring

Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring

This BMW M5 is over 30 years old but manages to stay ahead of a Porsche Cayman GT4 behind it on the Nordschleife

The Nurburgring is a coveted place by many petrol heads around the world and mastering the challenging circuit is a feat few can boast of. Misha Charoudin, the Nurburgring’s resident Russian, professional test driver, vlogger, and Nordschleife veteran is taking us for another ride around the legendary race track. This time, the car of choice is a BMW M5 E34 – a car that is as capable as it is overlooked because of the M5 models that came after it. This is how the, now 32-year-old performance sedan performs.

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2022 Manhart MH5 800 Black Edition

2022 Manhart MH5 800 Black Edition

815 horsepower in this Manhart build moves the BMW M5 into the supercar league

While the world is waiting for the next-generation BMW M5 - a sports car that will offer a hybrid powertrain - Manhart focused its attention on the current M5 Competition. The new kit - called MH5 800 Black Edition - is all about offering more power under the hood, but there are a few changes offered for both, the exterior and the interior.

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Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

The Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air prove high-performance EVs are faster than gravity

High-performance EVs are here and they are very fast. The Tesla Model S Plaid and, now, the Lucid Air are both capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the two-second range, and both pack over 1,000 horsepower. To get an idea of just how fast cars have become, both EVs will square off against the fastest sedan from 20 years go – the BMW M5 E39 – in a quarter-mile drag race with a twist, after which both EVs will race against…a person falling from an airplane.

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The 2024 BMW M5 Hybrid Decides To Takes Some Sprinting Sessions At The Nürburgring

The 2024 BMW M5 Hybrid Decides To Takes Some Sprinting Sessions At The Nürburgring

The 2024 M5 Hybrid has changed its wheels, but keeps the huge brakes on!

As we previously said, the Nürburgring test season has started! This means that in the next few weeks we are going to see a lot of future cars being tested around the famous ring.

Today, for example, our spy photographers brought us pictures of two cars that were pushed to their limits around Nürburgring: the 911 Hybrid, and now, the M5 Hybrid!

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Watch A German Family Performance Sedan Take On A Revered Japanese Sports Car And A V-12 Italian Supercar!

Watch A German Family Performance Sedan Take On A Revered Japanese Sports Car And A V-12 Italian Supercar!

This race between a BMW M5 CS, a Nissan GT-R Nismo, and a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is all sorts of epic

The ‘Carwow’ team is back with yet another drag race; this time involving three cars in their pinnacle performance trims, but very different from one another. The three-way bout included the BMW M5 CS, the Nissan GT-R Nismo, and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. I’m not spoiling the races here, but let’s just say all the cars had their moments to shine at some or the other point, thus making this a far from boring or a monotonous race. That’s always better than the one-way quashes, isn’t it?

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Here's A Look At The Hybrid BMW M5 That Could Make Close To 750 Horses!

Here’s A Look At The Hybrid BMW M5 That Could Make Close To 750 Horses!

750 horsepower under the hood will give BMW competitors a lot to stress about

BMW has been offering the current generation M5 since 2017, so a new generation was expected to come out soon. First, rumors about the next M5 started to surface in 2020 when we learned for the first time that the sports sedan could be hybrid. Then, back in January 2022, we had the first spy shots that confirmed those rumors: the next M5 will indeed be a hybrid car!

Now, BMW continues to test the next M5, and our spy photographers were able to catch a prototype playing in the snow around Sweden.

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Did The... Did The BMW M5 CS Just Beat The Ferrari 812 In A Drag Race?!?!

Did The... Did The BMW M5 CS Just Beat The Ferrari 812 In A Drag Race?!?!

This unlikely combination of a practical performance four-door sedan and an Italian supercar has given us a race we didn’t know we needed!

Drag races are almost always fun, and they are absolutely ridiculous when a weird pairing makes for one cracker of a race. Mat Watson from Carwow did that when he got a BMW M5 CS to the drag strip to go up against the Ferrari 812. Both these are cars are completely different from each other – one’s got a naturally aspirated V-12 and the other a twin-turbo V-8; one’s a practical four-door daily driver, and the other, a garage queen and a weekend supercar. But, when they met on the drag strip, all hell broke loose.

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Can The BMW M8 Prove To Be The ‘Head Of The Table' In This Race Against The M5 CS And The M5 CS?

Can The BMW M8 Prove To Be The ‘Head Of The Table’ In This Race Against The M5 CS And The M5 CS?

You can hear the BMW M5 CS channel its inner Kramer and scream "Giddy Up!" at the M8 every time!

What happens when three different cars with the same engine, transmission, drive system, and torque figures take on each other? Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ decided to find the answers. They pit the BMW M8 Competition, the BMW M5 CS, and the BMW M5 Competition against each other for a series of drag and rolling races. Which of these three do you think wins?

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BMW M5 Hybrid Spied Again - Is BMW Trying to Rush Development?

BMW M5 Hybrid Spied Again - Is BMW Trying to Rush Development?

Spied once again, the M5 hybrid is being quite the tease.

or padding, these pictures are more detailed than the previous set we’ve published. The padding on the bumper is apparently hiding a set of fairly aggressive corner vents and, while the grille won’t be massive, it does look like it’ll have a notched metting with the front hood. If you look closely, you can also see the muscular body lines of the hood, even though they are padded and won’t be quite so dominating when the camo comes off.

As of now, there’s not much else to report. The M5 Hybrid is expected to be a PHEV, and should offer somewhere in the area of 30 miles of all-electric range. The combined use of the hybrid system should offer a nice performance boost over the ICE-only model but can also be used to improve fuel economy as well during periods of cruising. Given the shape and design of the charging port door, we can tell that comes directly from the 545e xDrive, which means the M5 Hybrid could sport a similar powertrain.

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The 2024 BMW M5 Hybrid Confirmed via A New Set of Spy Shots

The 2024 BMW M5 Hybrid Confirmed via A New Set of Spy Shots

The hybrid M5 is just now testing for the first time, and won’t be revealed in full force until 2023

Rumors of a BMW M5 hybrid have finally been confirmed thanks to the latest M5 prototype that has been spotted doing some public road testing. We know this isn’t a basic 5 Series due to the extra-large brakes, but the “Hybrid Test Vehicle” sticker on the driver’s door exposes BMW’s desire to take the M5 electric. There’s also a new flap on the front fender, which is likely for a charging port indicating that this is a plug-in hybrid M5 and will likely offer some kind of usable electric-only range. It should be noted that this charging door is in the same place and is the same shape and size as that on the 545e xDrive.

With all of this in mind, will BMW manage to keep the V-8 under the hood? We’re going to say that it’s quite likely. Part of the reason the M5 is going the hybrid route is to help it not only cut fuel consumption but meet the stricter emissions regulations. As of now, there’s not much more to say about this prototype, but this is its first outing, so if it will be revealed anytime in 2022, it’ll come much later in the year, with 2023 being more likely. It should go on sale as a 2024 model.

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2022 G-Power G5M CS Bi-Turbo

2022 G-Power G5M CS Bi-Turbo

With the right upgrade pack it can deliver up to 900 horsepower!

The BMW M5 is offered in standard and Competition versions, with the latest one delivering a total of 617 horsepower. However, there was also the M5 CS - which was rolled out in March 2021 - which delivered a total of 627 horsepower and was also 230 pounds lighter than the M5 Competition.
Even if the M5 CS is already out of production, the German tuner G-Power decided to offer current owners the possibility to add a lot more power under the hood.

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Watch A Porsche Panamera Take On A BMW M5 CS, An AMG E63, And An Audi RS6 In A Drag Race

Watch A Porsche Panamera Take On A BMW M5 CS, An AMG E63, And An Audi RS6 In A Drag Race

All the cars are powered by a V-8 engine and make north of 2,500 horses combined!

Mat Watson and his team from ’Carwow’ got four cars to the drag strip for an all-German drag race. The contenders included the Audi RS6, the BMW M5 CS, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. All the cars feature V-8 engines and two turbochargers. The Porsche goes in the races with a slight advantage, thanks to the electric motor assisting the engine and helping it make the most horses here. But, it’s a double-edged sword as the motor and batteries make it the heaviest. Which car do you think will dominate the races?

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This F1-Powered BMW M5 Touring Was The Test Mule For The McLaren F1

This F1-Powered BMW M5 Touring Was The Test Mule For The McLaren F1

This BMW M5 Touring is powered by a McLaren F1 V-12 and is the only one in the world

The McLaren F1 stole the show back in 1992, as it became the fastest production car in the world. Three decades later and it’s still the fastest production car with a normally-aspirated engine. But what started as an idea, discussed during a late flight, actually had more humble roots. Every car starts with a test mule and in the case of the McLaren F1, the test mule was a BMW E34 M5 Touring.

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Is There Any Way On Earth That A Ducati Panigale V4R Superbike Can Bully A BMW M5 And A Nissan GT-R On Steroids?

Is There Any Way On Earth That A Ducati Panigale V4R Superbike Can Bully A BMW M5 And A Nissan GT-R On Steroids?

The tuned BMW M5 and the Nissan GT-R make 2,400 horses combined and still find it hard to beat a 220-horsepower superbike!

The good folks at ‘Carwow’ had a three-way race between a BMW M5 Competition, a Nissan R35 GT-R, and a Ducati Panigale V4R. While the superbike was stock, the cars most certainly weren’t. The German and the Japanese made 2,400 horses combined to fend off competition from a 200-odd-horsepower bike. Do you think the Ducati can beat these two cars, or will it be one of them to show the superbike its place?

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A Porsche 911 Turbo Gives The BMW M5 CS A Taste Of Its Own Medicine On The Drag Strip

A Porsche 911 Turbo Gives The BMW M5 CS A Taste Of Its Own Medicine On The Drag Strip

The BMW M5 CS is a bully on the drag strip, but it fell flat against a Porsche 911 Turbo

BMW has upped the ante with the 2022 M5 CS. It makes more power than the M5 Competition, which itself comes with over 600 horses. It is also 230 pounds lighter, thanks to the generous use of carbon fiber. It has been a terror for other stock cars on the drag strip lately, but it seems like another German is here to put it in its place.

The folks at Throttle House decided to pit the BMW M5 CS against the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the latter has proved why it is in a league of its own.

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Watch An Audi RS7 Get Schooled By A BMW M5 CS On A Drag Strip

Watch An Audi RS7 Get Schooled By A BMW M5 CS On A Drag Strip

They’re both quick, but the BMW M5 CS sprints faster than the Audi RS7 at higher speeds

The Audi RS7 and the BMW M5 CS are both quick vehicles, but how they do fare against each other? Daniel Abt finds out the answer by pitting the two together in a drag race. While the Bimmer makes more horsepower, the Lord of the four rings produces a lot more torque. Both the Germans are powered by V-8s and feature an all-wheel-drive system. With similar specs, you’d expect them to have a close race. However, the M5 CS blows the RS7 out of the water. What do you think could be the reason for it – transmission, weight, tires, driver’s skill?

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Watch The Rimac Nevera Go For The Kill Against The Porsche Taycan And The BMW M5

Watch The Rimac Nevera Go For The Kill Against The Porsche Taycan And The BMW M5

The Nevera makes more power than the Taycan and M5… combined!

Rimac unveiled the production form of C_Two concept last month. Christened with the name ‘Nevera’, this electric hypercar debuted with jaw-dropping specs. Stuff like 1,900 horses from a quad-motor setup, 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds, etc. were the best for any production car. It came with a heavy price tag, too, costing around $2.5 million after currency conversion.

A car with these specs can’t be a match to any production car (Tesla Model S Plaid being the closest, but not better), but the folks at Carwow still decided to pit it against two German sprint runners – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the BMW M5 Competition. Do you think either of them can walk out of this race with any shred of dignity left?

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Old Vs New: BMW M5 V-10 Touring Drag Races The BMW M440i

Old Vs New: BMW M5 V-10 Touring Drag Races The BMW M440i

Does The BMW M5 Touring Have What it Takes to Keep up With The New M440i?

When a new model comes out, it’s always interesting to see how it fares against an older one. Whilst our friends from Carwow love walking us through the latest the automotive world has to offer, they’ve been kind enough to answer some questions that few remembered to ask. In this case, the question is, how will the new BMW M440i do against the BMW E61 M5 Touring, in a quarter-mile drag race? Let’s look at the cars.

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Watch Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Wagons Take On Each Other In A Drag Race

Watch Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Wagons Take On Each Other In A Drag Race

This is a naturally-aspirated versus twin-turbo versus supercharged engine German drag war!

Automakers may have pulled the plug on wagons in America – well, to some extent – but that doesn’t mean they’re boring vehicles by any means. In fact, if you’re ready to splurge a sizeable amount, you can get some fantastic offerings like the Audi RS6 Avant.

To prove to you that wagons can be serious fun, the folks at Carwow brought three Germans on the frag strip - an Audi RS6 C6, a BMW E61 M5, and a Mercedes-AMG E55. Which wagon do you think will win?

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How Do The BMW M550i and the M5 Competition Fare Against a 1000-Horsepower M5?

How Do The BMW M550i and the M5 Competition Fare Against a 1000-Horsepower M5?

The real race seems to be between the two stock models and the 1000-Horsepower M5 is there just for the heck of it

Like the 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series also comes in various iterations to cater to the needs of all kinds of customers. From the plush and luxurious core models, to the fuel-efficient electrified trim, to the performance trims; the 5 Series has it all. Carwow brought the two performance models, the M5 Competition and the M550i on a drag strip for a series of drag races, rolling races, and brake tests. These two had another M5 giving them company, but it was tuned to make 1,000 horses and over 800 pound-feet of torque. We obviously know who the winner here is, but can the M550i trump the more powerful M5 Competition to take the second place?

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This BMW M5 Test Mule Raises A Lot Of Questions

This BMW M5 Test Mule Raises A Lot Of Questions

The strange BMW M5 test mule has got us wondering what BMW is working on

It seems BMW might be working on another version of their M5, as a test car was spotted on the street with what seems to be a wider track. This forced the engineers from BMW to put extended fenders. It’s not just the track but the tires that are wider. To give some perspective, the normal BMW M5 has 275 mm wide rear tires, while the M5 Competition has 285 mm wide tires. On the photos, you can clearly see that the rear tire width is 295.

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The Most Powerful BMW M Engine Wasn't Found In a BMW - Until Now, That Is

The Most Powerful BMW M Engine Wasn’t Found In a BMW - Until Now, That Is

BMW just took the gloves off. The M5 CS boasts the most powerful street engine BMW has ever made

Throughout its existence, BMW has made some pretty epic engines (and some not so epic), but their most powerful engine wasn’t actually put in a BMW car. It was the McLaren F1 that received BMW’s S70/2 6.1-liter V-12 back in the day, and for a long time, that was the brand’s most powerful engine. Until now, that is. Things have changed and we have the BMW M5 CS to thank for that.

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Doug DeMuro's Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia

Doug DeMuro’s Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia

It’s easy to forget about such a performance gem

With single-turbo or twin-turbo engines so popular today in BMW’s stable, it’s easy to overlook the fact that back in the late 1980s-early 1990s, the Bavarians built a performance sedan that had some BMW M1 DNA baked in under the hood. That performance sedan was the E34 M5, which happens to get the DeMuro treatment - and a Doug score, of course.

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to The BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63?

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to The BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63?

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful option, but is it fast enough?

One of Cadillac’s most iconic modern cars, the CTS-V went into the history books in 2019, leaving the American brand without a performance midsize sedan after 15 years. The supercharged V-8 four-door returned in 2021, this time around under the CT5-V Blackwing badge. It’s powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8 as its predecessor, but it packs more oomph and more modern tech, looking to take on the popular BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. But is it powerful and quick enough to give its German competitors a run for their money? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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The BMW M5 CS Has The Best Weight-to-Power Ratio Of Any M Car On The Planet

The BMW M5 CS Has The Best Weight-to-Power Ratio Of Any M Car On The Planet

Someone crunched the numbers, and they are all in favor of the new M5 CS

Now that BMW’s new hyper-sedan is out in the wild, pundits can finally shed the speculation aside and focus on the M5 CS’ impressive spec sheet. One such outlet is Bimmer Today, which found out that the new M5 derivative sports the best power-to-weight ratio of all M cars ever built.

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The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It’s As Fast As a Supercar

Make room for Bavaria’s new uber-sedan

So far, BMW has been industriously churning out CS versions of the M2, M3, and M4. Which means a CS-badged BMW M5 was always on the cards. Well, what we all could suspect finally happened and the 2022 BMW M5 CS is here as the fastest and most powerful car ever built by BMW M.

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2021 BMW M5 CS Release Date And Specs Revealed!

2021 BMW M5 CS Release Date And Specs Revealed!

Oh boy, just when we thought the super-sedan from Bavaria can’t get any meaner…

BMW has finally let the cat out of the bag, sort of. The cat being the new M5 CS, which is yet to be unveiled in full but, hey, at least it sheds some spec sheet secrets. And yeah, they’re of the juicy variety.

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Does a Porsche 911 Turbo S Stand a Chance Against a 1000-Horsepower BMW M5?

Does a Porsche 911 Turbo S Stand a Chance Against a 1000-Horsepower BMW M5?

This 1,000-horsepower BMW M5 runs the quarter-mile in just 10 seconds!

When it comes to performance cars, horsepower and torque are usually the only figures we take into account when comparing them. That’s a logical thing to do, but sometimes these numbers can be deceiving. This new video from CarWow brings together a BMW M5 tuned to an insane 1,000 horsepower and a stock Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. Can the Porsche keep up with the beefed-up sedan? Is horsepower the decisive factor here? Let’s find out.

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Tom Cruise and a Doorless BMW M5 Take the Mission Impossible Set By Storm

Tom Cruise and a Doorless BMW M5 Take the Mission Impossible Set By Storm

Ethan Hunt is back to wreck another Bimmer (or two)

While most of us fawn over all the cars that appear in the Fast & Furious and James Bond franchises, the Mission Impossible franchise has had its fair share of fancy rides. BMW, in particular, has been a partner of the Tom Cruise-led franchise since 2011 when the i8 Concept made a cameo in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Since then, BMW has been the go-to ride of Ethan Hunt and company, and that will continue in the next Mission Impossible movie. The yet-to-be-named movie is the seventh one in the franchise and filming is taking place in Rome, and, to no one’s surprise, a BMW model is being used in what looks to be an action-packed chase scene around the streets of the Italian capital.

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Remember When The BMW M5 Stared In the Best Commercial Ever Made?

Remember When The BMW M5 Stared In the Best Commercial Ever Made?

Some say the third-generation BMW M5 is the best ever

It may no longer be true that a TV commercial or, indeed, any sort of ad can actually coax a consumer to at least try if not purchase the product it showcases but, once in a while, there are ads that become instant classics and BMW can pride itself with some of the finest ads amongst all automakers. This classic commercial from the dawn of the 21st century may just be the cream of the crop and that’s in no small part due to its ingenuity, although its star is also important: the E39-generation M5.

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The BMW M5 Competition Can Take On the Ferrari 488 Pista With $8000 In Mods

The BMW M5 Competition Can Take On the Ferrari 488 Pista With $8000 In Mods

This is a drag race you want to watch

The BMW M5 Competition F90 is one of the most incredible cars in the market. While it’s technically a luxury sedan — and a heavy one at that — the M5 Competition F90 boasts enough power to drive like a supercar.

Put the high-powered M5 into the hands of a tuner like Evolve Tuning, and the sedan’s performance potential goes to levels unseen, or at least in the vicinity of one of the most potent Ferraris around: the 488 Pista. YouTube channel Carwow brought these two powerhouses together for an explosive drag race and, well, fireworks ensue.

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The BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R Try to Tame a Ducati Panigale V4R in a Drag Race for the Ages

The BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R Try to Tame a Ducati Panigale V4R in a Drag Race for the Ages

This is a race you wouldn’t dare miss

A heavily tuned BMW M5 Competition and Nissan GT-R would make for a tremendous race. Both models are already revered for their performance capabilities, but when you throw in the element of the aftermarket world into the mix, well, let’s just say that fireworks are expected.

We get to see these two heavy hitters in that environment courtesy of Carwow, but this particular race isn’t just between the M5 Competition and the GT-R. A third participant is involved, and it’s one of the most feared two-wheeled killers in the market: the Ducati Panigale V4R. This is a three-vehicle competition, and the stakes just went to the next level. Does the Panigale V4R have a chance against a heavily tuned M5 Competition and a souped-up Godzilla or is it going to fall flat on its face?

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The 2024 BMW M5 Could Essentially be a Hypercar in a Luxury Car Body

The 2024 BMW M5 Could Essentially be a Hypercar in a Luxury Car Body

A New Report Says that the Next-Gen BMW M5 Will Offer As Much as 1,000 Horsepower

The current-generation BMW M5 has been on the market since 2017, and the mid-cycle facelift from 2020 guarantees that we will find it in showrooms for another two to three years.

But the German carmaker is already working on the next-generation model, and it seems that it will be more radical than we think. Rumors suggest that the M5 nameplate will include both plug-in hybrid and electric versions, and a new report claims that BMW is also working on an extreme variant with around 1,000 horsepower. Yes, that’s not a typo, the next-generation M5 could be a four-door hypercar.

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Cool Car for Sale: 2001 BMW M5 E39 Titanium Silver Metallic

Cool Car for Sale: 2001 BMW M5 E39 Titanium Silver Metallic

It comes with a V-8 engine, manual transmission, and is one of most immaculate classic BMW M5s we’ve seen in a long time

BMW E39 is widely considered as the best BMW 5 Series ever built. The automaker produced it from 1998 to 2003. It isn’t just about the classic looks, but also the fact that it came through in a transition period wherein companies were adopting a lot of tech features. So, this was one of the last BMWs to have the mechanical-feel to it and arguably the best driver’s car that BMW has offered to date.

If you scout the pre-owned market for the E39, you’ll figure out that the model is getting harder to find with every passing year. But, here is one pristine example of 2001 BMW M5 E39 with a modest mileage in the Netherlands. Drool-worthy, isn’t it?

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Is the 2020 BMW M5 Competition Really Better Than the Jaguar Project 8?

Is the 2020 BMW M5 Competition Really Better Than the Jaguar Project 8?

It depends on what you want in both cars

The BMW M5 Competition is arguably the best car the German automaker has on the road these days. It checks all the boxes you’d want in a prized super saloon. Refinement? Check. Class and sophistication? Check. Power and performance? Check. If you want something from a car, the M5 Competition probably has it in spades. Knowing all of that, is it possible that the M5 Competition is too good of a car that when you line it up opposite, say, a Jaguar Project 8, you’d enjoy the much-less refined special project Jag more than the BMW saloon? Veteran auto scribe Harry Metcalf sought to find an answer to that question, and he did so the only way he knows why: driving both cars and seeing which of the two is the better car.

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There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series

There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series

Now You Can Make Your BMW 5 Series Look Like an M5

Do you want your BMW 5 Series to look mean but you can’t afford the M5? Or you simply don’t like the M5 that much and you want to customize your own 5 Series? Well, BMW has you covered with a new lineup of M Performance Parts for the facelifted, midsize sedan.

The four-year-old G30-generation 5 Series was revised for its mid-cycle facelift in 2020, but the upgrade didn’t change all that much on the outside. However, BMW now offers more M Performance Parts than ever that cover the exterior, the cabin, and the drivetrain department. These Performance Parts aren’t only for the 5 Series though, they also work with the beefed-up M5 and M5 Competition models.

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The 2021 BMW M5 CS Will See A Serious Power Increase, But You Might Not Like the Price

The 2021 BMW M5 CS Will See A Serious Power Increase, But You Might Not Like the Price

This is what you need to know about the 2021 BMW M5 CS - including a potentially excessive price

BMW is said to be working on a go-fast sedan that would slot above the M5 Competition. An exact debut date is hard to pinpoint at this stage, but BMW could make a move and unveil the so-called M5 CS by the end of 2020.

Anyway, details remain scarce for the time being, however, a recent report by BMW Blog reveals some interesting traits of the incoming M5 CS.

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The 2021 BMW M5 Looks Like a Sleeper And Packs a Solid Punch

The 2021 BMW M5 Looks Like a Sleeper And Packs a Solid Punch

The 2021 BMW M5 debuts with new looks and tech to go with the same V-8 engine

Back in May 2020, BMW unveiled the mid-cycle facelift for its midsize sedan, the 5 Series. Just one month later, the German firm introduced the same update for the high-performance M5 model. The facelift adds a revised exterior, some new tech, and upholstery choices inside the cabin, but the drivetrain remains unchanged. Let’s find out more about it below.

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The 2024 BMW M5 Will Be Proof That Electric M Models Are Possible or Will It?

The 2024 BMW M5 Will Be Proof That Electric M Models Are Possible or Will It?

Will enthusiasts accept an all-electric BMW M5? We’re going to find out in 2024!

BMW’s first run in electrification didn’t yield good results. The ‘i’ series didn’t succeed the way BMW would’ve wanted it to and instead of making a mark as one of the early adopters of electrification, it is now remembered for being not very successful. However, the company is working hard on it and the two upcoming products – the i4 and the iNEXT – look promising.

To keep the momentum going, BMW has taken a bold step. According to U.K.’s Car Magazine, the next-gen “G60” M5, set to debut in 2023, will most likely be the first M vehicle to be electrified. The car will also churn out four-digit horsepower figures!

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2020 BMW M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power

2020 BMW M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power

German tuner gives current-generation M5 some serious grunt

With a 4.4-liter turbocharged V-8 engine producing 591 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, the BMW F90 M5 packs a mean punch. The performance sedan is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. It’s also capable of maxing out at 155 mph, though if you take the limiter off, the M5 can blitz its way to a top speed of 186 mph. All these numbers paint a clear picture of the M5’s performance capabilities, and, at least on the surface, the numbers are impressive. Then again, the F90 M5 is still teeming with untapped potential, and when there’s room for improvement, a tuner like G-Power is there to answer the bell. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the orange metallic body wrap-wearing BMW F90 M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power, and it is a monster in every sense of the word.

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10 of the Fastest Cars Available for Under $15,000

10 of the Fastest Cars Available for Under $15,000

There are excellent examples out there, provided you are okay with buying pre-owned cars

There are a lot of benefits in buying a pre-owned car. Instead of being stuck on a particular segment due to budget constraints, you can actually choose a car from the higher tiers when you look at the used market. You don’t have to worry about the depreciation hit in the car as well. And, when it comes to fast, cool cars, you don’t have to wait for the run-in period to complete and you can redline it from day one. In fact, if you spend some time researching, you can find some real treasures as well. To help you out, we’ve listed ten of the fastest cars that you can get for less than $15,000.

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Hear a Bunch of Twin-Turbo V-8s Flex Their Muscles

Hear a Bunch of Twin-Turbo V-8s Flex Their Muscles

This drag race could very well be a celebration of the German V-8

In a world where downsizing used to be shoved down our throats as a better alternative to higher displacement, the V-8 engine has managed to somehow survive but it is only doing so in the stratospheric blankets of the car realm.

Carwow’s most recent drag race manages to bring together a quartet of V-8-powered monsters: you’ve got the Audi RS6, the BMW M5, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and of course, the Porsche Panamera. Interestingly enough, these are not your go-to supercars but mere luxury cars that can deliver both on performance and practicality, when required. So, how do they fare in a drag race, then?

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2021 BMW M5

2021 BMW M5

The BMW M5 is up for a facelift, but will there be any significant changes?

The BMW 5 Series is in line for a mid-cycle refresh and it won’t be long before it comes to full effect. What’s more, the revamp will also affect the M5 performance sedan, as our spy photographers have spotted a heavy-camo’ed facelifted BMW M5 mule out on the open road.

BMW is tight-lipped about the revised M5 (as it is about the 5 Series as a whole) but the test prototype displays a couple of interesting changes that touch on the front and rear light clusters and bumpers. There’s no word on power upgrades yet, but let’s take a better look at what the revamped M5 might have in store for us.

Update 2/21/20200: The 2021 BMW M5 was just spotted doing some cold-weather testing and it’s starting to come together nicely. Check out the new spy shots and what we’ve learned in our “Spy Shots” section below!

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BMW Fan Boys Will Love This M5 vs M8 Drag Race

BMW Fan Boys Will Love This M5 vs M8 Drag Race

It’s so hard to pick a favorite here

It’s safe to say that BMW’s current car lineup isn’t short of performance-oriented options. Of course, in this case, we’re looking at two of Munich’s heavy hitters, going by the name of BMW M5 Competition and BMW M8 Competition.

Both cars are responses to the competition, especially the one coming from Affalterbach: the M5 is BMW M’s response to the Mercedes-AMG E 63, while the M8 comes to do battle against the Mercedes-AMG S 63. But what if the two Bavarians fought against each other?

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