The 2018 BMW M5 is a luxury midsize sedan that comes with TwinPower Turbo engine and exceptional performance attributes. The sedan has a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic roof that effectively reduces the weight and provides a dynamic look to its exterior. It has an attractive exterior where the redesigned bold front fascia adds to its aggressive profile.
To make the driving experience memorable, the designers at BMW have paid a great attention to the interior of new M5. The interior of the sedan is laced with luxuries and relentlessly focus on the driver. It is equipped with a number of advanced technologies that assist the driver and passengers on every corner of the road.
The 2018 BMW M5 comes with a TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that is capable of delivering an enhanced power for a strong performance. The sedan has multiple modern safety features that assure a safe ride for passengers under all conditions.
Here is a detailed review of the new BMW M5 with a keen insight into its design, performance, technologies, safety features and more.
Design of the 2018 BMW M5
The all-new BMW M5 is designed to look more attractive that make it beautiful from every angle. It has an attractive exterior that demands a second look from onlookers. It has luxuries and ergonomics in the interior that make it a perfect place to enjoy a comfortable ride.
The 2018 BMW M5 has a redesigned front fascia where large air inlets are placed on the lower side of the front bumper that provides a striking appearance to the sedan. These air inlets enhance ventilation by allowing the passage of air for cooling systems and brakes. It has power-folding heated side mirrors that provide an excellent view of approaching vehicles for a dynamic driving experience.
The iconic BMW twin kidney shape grille still occupies the front fascia of new M5 that makes it look aggressive. It has an aerodynamic body that improves the performance and fuel efficiency in different road conditions. The available M rear spoiler enables a smooth passage of air around the sedan’s body for better aerodynamics.
It has a distinctive rear side where new design elements have been fitted to make it more attractive. The 2018 BMW M5 has a weight-optimized exhaust system that produces a thrilling sound at top speed. It has quad tailpipes and an M rear apron with a diffuser that provides the sedan a sports car look from the rear end.
The 2018 BMW M5 comes with full LED headlights that automatically change its position according to different road conditions for a better view. The rear wrap-around taillights incorporate LED technology and make the rear side look stylish. It has LED daytime running lights and dynamic turning signals that improve its visibility for other commuters.
The new BMW M5 has 19-inch double-spoke bicolor light alloy wheels that provide a strong road grip for a comfortable drive.
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The interior of 2018 BMW M5 is ergonomically designed with fine materials and is a true example of craftsmanship. It has a spacious cabin that provides ample headroom and legroom for up to 5 passengers. The sedan has an aluminum carbon structure interior with extended Merino leather upholstery that provides it a sophisticated look.
A three-spoke leather trimmed M steering wheel with driver’s assistance controls is fitted in the cabin of the new BMW M5 so that the driver can drive the sedan with a great control over its different technological functions. Behind the steering wheel, a 12.3-inch Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster is fitted to show information about different functions of the sedan in the digital display.
It has an automatic climate control with the micro-filter ventilation system and active-charcoal filters that enables the driver to enjoy a clean environment in the cabin. The available steering wheel has heated technology and power tilt-telescopic column for enhanced comfort for the driver. It has a leather trimmed center console, locking glove box, dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors, front-rear armrest, and storage compartments in all doors and front-seatback for enhanced convenience of passengers.
The available leather trimmed seats are adjusted perfectly in the cabin of 2018 BMW M5 to make the ride comfortable for passengers. The driver and front passenger can enjoy 16-way power adjustable seats for enhanced comfort during the ride. The front seats come with 3-stage heated technology that allows passengers to set their preferred seating temperatures regardless of the changing weather conditions.
The 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats provide extra cargo space that allows passengers to carry as much luggage as they desire for the ride. The new BMW M5 features power trunk-lid opening and closing that allows passengers to place the luggage in the cargo area at ease. A Memory System is available that enables the driver to keep the seating position intact for a long time.
Performance Attributes of the 2018 BMW M5
The new BMW M5 has exceptional performance attributes that deliver a strong performance in different driving conditions. It has M-redesigned double-wishbone multi-link aluminum front suspension and M-specific integral-V multi-link aluminum rear suspension that provides strong balance for a comfortable ride.
The suspension system of the sedan is paired with electronically controlled dampers that adjust its position according to the changing road conditions. The all-new M5 is available with a rear-wheel drive in the UAE and M xDrive All-Wheel Drive System comes in option.
The 2018 BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that is capable of producing 600 horsepower and 750Nm of torque. It combines two turbochargers with variable valve control and high precision direct injection to effectively deliver an enhanced power.
With this engine, the sedan can go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds at a top speed of 156mph. It provides a combined fuel efficiency of 10.5-litre per 100 Km.
The engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and supports a rear-wheel drive.
The 2018 BMW M5 is equipped with advanced technologies that make the ride entertaining. A 10.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen is fitted in the dashboard of the sedan for a dynamic driving experience.
It has following notable technologies:
- 3-D Maps
- Dynamic Cruise Control
- Voice Command System
- M-Specific Head-up Display
- ConnectedDrive Services
- Advanced Real Time Traffic Information
- Rear-View Camera
- Advance Vehicle and Key Memory System
- Comfort Access Keyless Entry
- 2 USB Ports
- Touchpad Control
- Bluetooth Wireless Communication
- HD Radio
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- 16-Speakers Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System
Safety Features of the new BMW M5
BMW has introduced modern safety features in their new M5 that make it an ideal safe sedan to drive under all conditions.
Some of its important safety features are:
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Start-Off Assistance
- Brake Drying
- Brake Fade Compensation
- Anti-lock Brakes
- Dynamic Brake Control
- Cornering Brake Control
- Tire Pressure Monitor
- Park Distance Control
- Supplement Restraint System
- Multiple Airbags
- LATCH System
- Front and Rear Head Protection System
- Anti-Theft Alarm System
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Blind Spot Detection
- Pedestrian Protection
- Frontal Collision Warning
- City Collision Mitigation
- BMW Assist eCall with Emergency Request
Price and Availability in the UAE
The 2018 BMW M5 has already been introduced in the UAE at a starting price of AED 599,000 that goes as high as AED 615,000 based on different optional features. It is a luxury sedan and is powered by a powerful engine that makes the ride comfortable under all conditions.
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