Static comparison of the BMW M5 2018 with respect to its predecessor

A few hours ago we met the real image and all the data of the new BMW M5, which will hit the market from March 2018. Any new BMW model revolutionizes fans of the brand, as did the launch of the BMW 5 Series, but when we talk about the M versions things get even hotter. Its good reputation goes beyond the fans of this brand.

On this occasion, the BMW M5 arrives with a traction system that still does not sit well with the most purists, although the German firm has covered its back. Yes, the new M5 is all-wheel drive and there are no rear-wheel drive versions. However, the Bavarians give the driver the option that, when he wishes, the energy of his V8 is sent exclusively to the asphalt by the rear wheels. We are going to compare this new model with its predecessor, aesthetically and mechanically.

Aesthetic differences BMW M5 2018 and its predecessor

Naturally, each M5 takes the aesthetic basis of conventional versions of the 5 Series, only that the designers optimize various elements of the body so that, in addition to being more sporty on an aesthetic level, it also improves the cooling of the engine, the brakes and many other components, as well as to obtain more aerodynamics. effective.


Comparative BMW M5 2018 front

In this frontal image we see how the new BMW M5, on the right, is more "angry". The shapes are sharper and more marked throughout the front bumper. The light optics, which are identical to those of the normal 5 Series, end in the central area hitting the traditional BMW kidneys.

If we look up a little more, we can see that the nerves of the hood are quite similar in both cars, but the mirrors now have much more dynamic interior appendages, although perhaps the vision for them has been somewhat impaired. Undoubtedly, the front of the new 5 Series, and specifically the M5, now he is more aggressive.


Comparative M5 2018 lateral

The front of the BMW M5 has changed quite a bit compared to its predecessor, but the side view hasn't. As we can see in the image, the side is quite similar, but there are appreciable differences. For one thing, the new model's front overhang isn't as large in proportion as that of the previous M5. The shapes of the headlights that can be seen from the side change, although not by much; while the belt line is practically identical, perhaps a little more marked in the 2018 one.

Since we have talked about the waist, the gills that start this line of tension are smaller in the new one but also more aggressive, since they "enter" more into the bodywork. The other lateral rib, which appears in the lower area of ​​the doors, is more aggressive in the 5 BMW M2018, as are the shapes of the sills. To finish with this view, we can say that it will be very difficult to distinguish one from the other with the information provided by the little surface that appears on the rear wing of the rear lights.


Comparative M5 2018 rear

ending with the rear of the BMW M5, this is the part that the designers of the firm have least wanted to modify with the 5 Series and with the M version. The pilots are very similar, although it is true that the form of lighting varies slightly. Something similar happens with the bumpers. They change the position of the red reflectors and the lower shape of the bumper, including a more aggressive diffuser on the 5 BMW M2018. Perhaps BMW could have put a little more effort into this part of the bodywork.


Comparative M5 2018 passenger compartment

We leave the outside for immerse ourselves in both rooms. Everything that the driver and his companions will see when they travel will maintain the usual BMW philosophy and structure, but we cannot deny that there is notable variations. The years pass and the predecessor was already somewhat outdated. Let's go by parts.

For starters, the steering wheel is totally new, with aluminum inserts that increase the perceived quality, thinner spokes and a considerably smaller central part. Behind him, an updated instrument panel appears that will project more information and in a clearer way. If we continue with the dashboard, we find a main screen that is no longer integrated and in a higher position, which is always good news in terms of practicality.

The air outlets, the audio management and the air conditioning controls are still arranged in the same way, but the shapes are somewhat different and piano black appears to give a more elegant touch. This is not good news, since we already know that this finish traps dust and fingerprints just by looking at it. In the transmission tunnel, the differences are also clear, with a new gear knob, restructuring of the different buttons and the appearance of the MMI Touch control.

Spring Suspension

xDrive M

BMW M5 gear lever

The main difference in terms of their mechanics is the mentioned xDrive M transmission. The BMW M5 will, for the first time, have all-wheel drive; there being no option to acquire it rear-wheel drive. However, this system will allow the driver play with various modes driving and manage between a usual behavior of the 4 × 4, a mode that completely decouples the front axle and another intermediate that will give more torque to the rear than the previous one. All-wheel drive allows you to shave almost a second off the time the 0 to 100, being able to carry out the operation now in only 3,4 seconds.

8M TwinPower Turbo V4.4

Engine BMW M5 V8 4.4

Regarding the engine, we also find variations. The heart of the BMW M5 remains a block of 4,4 liters with M TwinPower Turbo technology, high pressure injection, and variable valve timing, but there are improvements in performance. The 5 BMW M2011 produced 560 hp and 680 Nm, while the successor has announced a power of 600 hp and an impressive 750 Nm of torque.

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  1.   Raul Andres Berrios Mol said

    I don't like blue, I need one in black... by inbox

    1.    Actualidad Motor said


  2.   Ivan de la Cruz said

    The new one has more character!!

    1.    Actualidad Motor said

      Yes, he seems more angry, more aggressive