BMW India has recently unveiled the sixth-gen of its performance M5 series Sport sedan at the Auto Expo 2018, at Rs. 1.43 cr (ex-showroom India). Considering the tweaks in this new iteration, the M5 sixth-gen boasts a range of new features with some cosmetic updates and a few brush strokes on the inside.
Under the hood, the new 4.4-litre 8-cylinder engine backed with M TwinPower Turbo technology is more powerful than its predecessor churning out a bulky 600 hp of maximum power and 750 Nm of peak torque. This powerful engine thrusts the car from a standstill to 100 kmph in just a couple of ticks of the clock, 3.4 seconds to be precise! Also, the new M-specific all-wheel-drive system – M xDrive allows the driver to pilot the car with un-disturbed confidence on both the racetrack and the roads.
On the outside, it looks powerful, elegant and is designed to meet aerodynamic refinement. The pronounced air inlets, BMW’s signature kidney grille with double slats and an aluminium bonnet don its aerodynamic and light persona. The rear diffuser, side skirts, rear spoiler, and the M Apron are revamped to give the performance sedan a commanding stance. The German Automaker claims that the all-new M5’s roof is made from a lightweight, high-strength Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) to further reduce the car’s weight.
Moving in, the cabin is more driver-committed to offer sturdy control in all driving situations. The two-spoke steering wheel veneered with M leather houses multifunction buttons and the M emblem with chrome detailing giving it a plush look seats neatly on the black and grey dashboard and identical coloured tailored upholstery for the seats.
To talk about the features offered by the all-new generation of the M5 series, the sports sedan offers the BMW Gesture Control that recognises six pre-defined hand movements to take charge of a number of functions. The Park Distance Control (PDC) with the Parking Assistant monitors the Acceleration and braking actions. The central console includes wireless charging with a smartphone holder and the BMW Display Key that displays the Car’s status that can be controlled through the integrated touch display.
Looking at the bag full of safety features with aerodynamic silhouette it can be discerned that the latest generation M5 will be a more road committed machine rather than exhibiting the pure racing breed stance expressed by its predecessors.