2020 BMW M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power
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.
2021 BMW M5
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!
2018 BMW M5 Touring F11 By Carbonfiber Dynamics
I’ve wondered for long - what the heck is a sleeper? Can any of the modern performance-laden cars be sleepers? I think it’s possible, but only if you inject it with a proper amount of power. This time I am referring to a rather unusual entry in the world of modified cars - the Carbonfiber Dynamics BMW M5 Estate - an Estate with a power greater than that of a Porsche 918 Spyder. Yup, this BMW M5 Estate has an engine under its bonnet with 900 horsepower.
The Germans! What can I say!?
2021 BMW M5 CS
The 2022 BMW M5 CS is a higher performance version of the sixth-generation midsize sedan. Powered by a turbocharged V-8 engine rated at 627 horsepower, it slots just above the M5 Competition and acts as the range-topping model of the 5 Series lineup. It’s also the most powerful M model ever built and the first M5 with a "CS" badge. Production of the 2022 M5 CS will be limited to just one year. What sets it apart from the regular M5 apart from the beefed-up engine? Let’s find out in the review below.
2018 BMW M5 by G-Power
BMW tuner extraordinaire G-Power has a new tuning upgrade for the BMW M5, and it’s packing three stages worth of power upgrades. The new program is dedicated to the current-generation M5 F90, and in addition to the extensive modifications to the M5’s 4.4-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine, the tuning kit also includes a number of aerodynamic changes to go with a new set of wheels.
2018 BMW MH5 by Manhart
I remember the year 1999 really well. Not only because we were about to greet the new Millennium, face the apocalypse, the aliens, or even God, but because I saw a car.
No, I am sorry - I saw THE CAR.
It was the BMW 540i E39 - all black, low, with big wheels (probably 18 inches which was enormous back then,) tinted windows, and two exhausts. It had a commanding presence no other car I saw before had. I was captivated on so many levels that I pretty much devoted my working life to cars. To quote Morgan Freeman "It Was At This Moment He [I] Knew He [I] ****ed Up.” It was the BMW 540i E39 that made me a gearhead. Now, three generations later, I am still into the 5 Series. I am still in love with BMW but now I want to get behind the wheel of this one - the Manhart MH5 - a seriously well-executed tuneup of the current BMW M5 F90.
2019 BMW M5 Competition Package
Introduced in 1972, the BMW 5 Series didn’t receive its first M package until 1985. That’s 13 long years! But the M5 has been offered ever since and it’s now considered one of the most iconic performance sedan on the market. Starting 2014, BMW began offering the Competition Package, an update that increased output and made the sedan a tad quicker from 0 to 60 mph. The previous M5 Competition Package had almost 600 horsepower, but the new M5 is just as powerful without the upgrade. Come 2018 and BMW launched a new Competition Package model.
Much like its predecessor, the Competition Package adds new features inside and out and inject a bit more power under the hood. The upgrade is far from overwhelming, but it gives customers access to a slightly more aggressive exterior and enhanced performance that takes the M5 closer to the bonkers Mercedes-AMG E63 S. For the first time ever, the M5 is quicker than the most powerful version of the E-Class, despite offering significantly less torque. Let’s find out more about the new features and the uprated engine in the review below.
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2018 BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car
BMW M GmbH has been the partner of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports for nearly two decades now, and is recognized as the “Official Car of MotoGP.” That means every time the top-rung motorcycle racing series needs something four-wheeled to help out on tack, Bimmer is there to provide the ride. Now, BMW has revealed a new safety car for the series, pulling the sheets at the 2017 MotorGP finale at Valencia. Based on the brand-new F90-generation M5, which was revealed earlier in 2017 at the gamescom trade fair in Germany, this spiced-up four-door is destined for duty in the 2018 MotoGP series scheduled to kick off March 19th. Rocking the same 4.4-liter V-8 as the road-going variants, this is also the first BMW Safety Car to run the M xDrive AWD drivetrain, and it’s got a good deal of M-branded Performance Parts to go with it. Read on for the details.
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2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts
Unveiled only a few months back (August 2017), the new M5 is arguably the most aggressive and technologically advance midsize sedan BMW has built to date. But this doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. And BMW used the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to showcase a range of M Performance parts that enhance the M5 inside and out, as well as under the skin. It may seem a bit ridiculous to showcase performance- and visual-enhancing parts only a couple of months into an already awesome sedan’s life, but this is how the market works nowadays. While some will be more than happy to take a stock M5 home, others will pay for a few extras and a slightly customized appearance.
The new BMW M Performance parts for the still-fresh M5 are mostly about aerodynamics and weight saving on the outside. Both are achieved through extensive use of carbon-fiber, a lightweight composite that’s more than welcomed on any BMW wearing the M badge. And with the German firm usually using carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) on its cars, this is a breath of fresh air for carbon enthusiasts. The interior also received its fair share of upgrades, while the chassis and the exhaust system have been modified to better suit the enhanced aerodynamics of the sedan. But more on that in the review below.
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2018 BMW M5
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.
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2019 BMW M5 Touring
A brand-new BMW 5 Series has already been unveiled for the 2017 model year and the new M5 just arrived for 2018. With a new platform, an all-wheel-drive system, and a new V-8, there’s plenty to get excited about the new M5, but the really big news is that BMW may bring the wagon back after more than six years. Granted, the high-performance wagon has become a very rare breed and there aren’t significant signs that this may change in the future, but even though the M5 sedan is by far the more popular choice here, some enthusiasts, me included, are getting pretty excited at the thought of seeing a new M5 Touring in dealerships. That said, I think that this rumor deserves a bit more attention and we even created a rendering to go with our speculative review.
The M5 Touring’s return is quite the big deal for a nameplate that had a wagon body style only for brief periods of time. Although the first M5 arrived in 1985, a grocery getter wasn’t offered until 1989, when the second generation arrived. When the E34 was discontinued in 1995, the M5 Touring also went into the history books, as the third-gen M5 was sold as a sedan only. The Touring model had to wait until 2005 to see the light of day again, and caused quite a sensation thanks to its gorgeous looks (it was a Bangle, ironically) and massive V-10 under the hood. It’s been six years since the M5 Touring was discontinued for the second time, and the beefed-up midsize wagon might return to give the Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon and the Audi RS6 Avant a run for their money. The good news is it could cross the pond to the U.S. too.
Updated 09/28/2017: We have a new rendering of the M5 Touring, as well as updated information about the performance wagon. Check it out below.
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2018 Alpina B5 Touring
It wasn’t all that long ago that we heard rumors about a BMW M5 Wagon being in the works, but so far we have yet to see an official example. But, not all is lost, as sneaky cameramen have managed to catch what we believe to be the Alpina B5 Touring putting in some beautiful work on the Nürburgring. For now, the Audi RS6 Avant and the AMG E63 Wagon have been dominating this specific segment, but this B5 Touring mule tells us that an M5 Touring is certainly on its way. For those of you who haven’t been keeping track, BMW hasn’t had an M5 Touring since the E61 Touring that was produced from 2007 to 2010, and even then it never made it to the U.S.
According to our camera crew, the B5 Touring you see here was actually making some rather quick laps on the ‘Ring, but that doesn’t mean it will get to us any quicker. It would be blasphemy for Alpina to drop the B5 Touring before the BMW-branded M5 hit the streets. The M5 should be revealed around this time next year, so you can expect the Alpina B5 and D5 – it’s diesel-drinking, torque-producing cousin – to be officially revealed sometime after that.
So, with that said, let’s take a good look at the spy shots we have here today and talk a little more about the Alpina B5 Touring.
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2016 BMW M5 by CarbonFiber Dynamics
Given that the BMW M5 F10 already has some mileage on it, the expected arrival of the next-generation model in 2018 can’t come soon enough. Sadly, that’s still two years away so for now and the M5 F10 continues to hold the fort for BMW and the M Division. It’s not a bad place to be in considering that the M5 has long been regarded as one of the cornerstones of the M lineup, despite the belief that a lot of its shine has been “stolen” by the M4 and M2. Still, the M5 remains an interesting car, and that holds true for aftermarket companies like CarbonFiber Dynamics, which presented its latest program for the performance sedan, complete with a power upgrade that reaches an eye-popping 818 horsepower.
Yep. That’s 818 horses coming out of the M5’s modified 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. It’s a little hard to grasp, but CarbonFiber Dynamics made it work in large part because it was able to focus solely on the mechanicals, while its partner firm, 3D Design, worked on the aesthetics and aerodynamic upgrades on the M5. This program is a two-tuner job, which makes it doubly special in my eyes.
The result definitely speaks for itself, the choice of body color notwithstanding. Everything else though, from the carbon fiber aero parts to the wheels and, of course, the engine upgrade, is top caliber. It’s the kind of program that makes the wait for the next-gen M5 more tenable. Kudos to CarbonFiber Dynamics and 3D Design for cooking it up.
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2017 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition
The BMW M5; it’s a car used as the basis of comparison for some and a tribute to German engineering for others. The most recent generation came into play back in 2011 and is currently powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 that delivers a fair 560 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. With a new M5 slated to hit the streets as early as 2018, BMW’s M division is probably hard at work getting the next-gen model prepared. That’s only one side of the story, though, as BMW and its M division are busy churning out all kinds of limited-edition models like the one you see here: the 2017 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition.
A lot of times, we see limited edition models that boast unique exterior and interior features but, in this case, the Pure Metal Silver actually comes with a small increase in performance as well. Unlike a lot of Bimmer’s limited- and special-edition models, this one is built specifically for the U.S. Market, but will only be produced in a total of 50 examples. The Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition will be available starting in August of 2016, but until that happens, let’s take a good look at it and talk about just why you might want to get your hands on one.
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2017 BMW M5 "Competition Edition"
The current-generation BMW M5 was unveiled to the public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, nearly two years after the F10 5 Series made its global debut. The high-performance sedan was redesigned significantly inside and out and received a brand-new engine under the hood. The previous 5.0-liter V-10 was dropped after five years and replaced with a 4.4-liter V-8. Although this wasn’t the first V-8 to motivate an M5, the new unit came with two turbochargers for enhanced fuel economy.
After five years on the market, the current M5 is getting ready to exit the stage and make way for a much improved model, scheduled to arrive for the 2018 model year. However, until that happens, BMW keeps rolling out all sorts of special-edition models, one of which is the Competition Edition.
Essentially a beefed-up version of the standard M5 with added carbon-fiber parts and an exclusive interior, the Competition Edition isn’t exactly a new idea in the 5 Series stable. In 2013, BMW launched the M5 Competition Package with similar upgrades. The big news here is that the new sedan sports even more unique features and that the V-8 engine is a lot more powerful. In fact, the Competition Edition is the most powerful, factory-built M5 ever created and among the most powerful M-badged Bimmers ever launched. Needless to say, it’s a great send-off for the F10-generation M5.
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2016 BMW M5 by Speed Buster
The BMW M5 may very well be the most understated, maybe even under appreciated M-badged BMW today. For one, the current F10 generation has been around since 2010 and the next-gen model isn’t expected to arrive until 2017, at the earliest. But the M5 doesn’t seem to mind it. The high-performance sedan just keeps moving along and despite the lack of buzz surrounding the car, tuners like Speed Buster are more than happy giving the sedan some aftermarket modifications befitting its status as an M-badged model. This particular program is no different as Speed Buster prepared a muscle-building tuning kit designed to increase the M5’s output to as much as 695 horsepower and 623 pound-feet of torque.
The important detail about this particular M5 program is that it’s not exclusive to just one variant of the performance sedan. That 695-horsepower output is actually for the 30th Anniversary M5 model that was unveiled in 2014. Different M5 variants also have their own M5 programs, specifically the M5 Competition Package and the standard M5. Each upgrade comes with a different set of power increases depending on the version of the M5.
That’s the kind of variety that Speed Buster was after when it built its tuning program for the sedan. It’s strictly an engine kit, so if anybody’s looking to get some aerodynamic upgrades on the exterior or a fancy new dress up for the interior, this kit isn’t going to address those. But if it’s extra power that’s a requirement, Speed Buster has that covered, no matter what kind of BMW M5 F10 it is.
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