2021 BMW M5 Reveals Itself Ahead Of Schedule


The 2021 BMW M5 has been revealed on social media, ahead of its debut later this week.

Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted model follows in the footsteps of the standard 5-Series and adopts restyled headlights with distinctive daytime running lights. The air intakes also gain new black accents for a more muscular appearance.

While the picture, posted by Wilcoblok, only reveals the front of the car, we can expect a modified bumper and new taillights. There could also be an assortment of restyled wheels.

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Interior changes are also expected to be modest, but could include a new steering wheel, upgraded driver assistance systems and an updated infotainment system. The latter should have Android Auto compatibility, a cloud-based navigation system and support for over-the-air updates.

Under the hood, there should be a familiar twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that develops 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It should be paired to eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to an all-wheel drive system and an Active M Differential.

Given the modest changes, the car should match is predecessor which ran from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and had a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189 mph) when equipped with the optional M Driver’s Package.

Buyers looking for more power can opt for the M5 Competition seen here.  It has an upgraded engine which should be rated at 617 hp (460 kW / 625 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque.  The extra power enables the current model to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, while the dash to 124 mph (200 km/h) takes 10.8 seconds.

H/T to BMW Blog

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