The M`s division from BMW has recently sent the M5 for some new tests at the Ring, the test mule wearing as expected, full camouflage, which indicates new styling changes, thus bringing it closer to the 7-Series model.
Just like the all-new 5-Series, also preparing for an official debut next year, the 2018 M5 hardcore version will also look bigger, the model underpinning the carmaker`s latest aluminum carbon architecture, making it more lightweight and increasing its driving capabilities.
The camouflaged area is hiding the car`s new styling, with previous rumors also indicating some design cues taken from the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept, officially debuting in 2013 and believed to be the basis of the new M5.
Performance wise, the 2018 BMW M5 is expected to borrow some downsized engines from the same 7-Series. The carmaker is also rumored to introduce an xDrive all-wheel version, which is actually the test mule seen here, with power to be taken from a massive 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which would deliver a staggering 600 horsepower, sending the power to all wheels via a seven-speed double-clutch transmission.
Until further news and info on the new 2018 BMW M5, take your time and enjoy watching the spy video with the test mule at the Ring. Can you guess what kind of powertrain will it use?