A lot of past rumors have stated that the upcoming BMW M5 would come with an all-wheel drive system, but now, representatives from BMW have hinted at this possibility.
According to BMW Blog, the manufacturer is ready to release the 2018 BMW M5 with a four-wheel drive, the power being transferred from the rear to the front axle.
Francus van Meel, BMW M Chairman of the Board of Management, also stated: “I wouldn’t like to use the word four-wheel drive because it’s always connected a little bit – emotionally – to straightforward driving and that’s not what we’re talking about. So if we go on a direction of four-wheel drive, for us it will really be like a rear-wheel drive with more traction.”
Under the hood, the 2018 BMW M5 is likely to feature the same 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged engine found on the present generation, but would come with more than 600 horsepower.
The engine would be hooked to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, meaning a faster acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h. For the moment, the performance figures are not revealed, but we should expect fresh news in the upcoming period.