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.
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