2017 BMW M5 specs, price, changes

2017 BMW M5 specs, price, changes – The M5 is probably one of the most important high performance executive sedans in the World but it hasn’t been the fastest for quite some time, especially since there are cars like the CTS-V or the new RS6 which are both faster as well as more fun to drive. In order to solve that BMW is going to release a facelift for their M5 with the new BMW M5 2017. This car is going to get a few design changes in order to bring it closer to the facelifted version of the 5-Series as well as it will get some needed performance upgrades, but more on that later. The new car should be ready to be revealed to the public in the mid 2016 while the production model will be ready by the third quarter of 2015.

2017 BMW M5 specs, price, changes

2017 BMW M5 pricing

2017 BMW M5 price will not change all that much with the base model being expected to hit the US market for around $95,000, very similar to the current model. However, the new performance version of the car should cost well over $120,000, nearly $15,000 more than the ongoing model and that’s because BMW wants to compete head to head with the RS6 and the CTS-V.

2017 BMW M5 specs, price, changes

New BMW M5 2017 specs

Engine wise, the new BMW M5 2017 will very likely make use of the same engine as the current version. However, the M division is going to tweak it so the base model will make around 590 horsepower, 15 more than the current competition package while the car equipped with the competition package will likely see a boost to around 620 horsepower and well over 550 lb-ft of torque. The rear wheel drive system and its 7-speed dual-clutch automatic are going to be kept on the base model but the car with the competition package is likely going to be the first ever M5 to get all wheel drive which will make it not only faster of the line than the current model but it will give the driver more confidence for sure. The actual performance numbers haven’t been released but the 2017 BMW M5  xDrive is likely going to hit 60 MPH in under 3.2 seconds while its top speed should be limited to 190 MPH.

New BMW M5 2017 specs, price, changes

2017 BMW M5 redesign

Just as we mentioned before, the exterior of the new BMW M5 2017 won’t remain untouched, so the car should receive the new front end from the 5-Series with integrated headlights into the front grille, new LED lamps both in the front and at the back as well as a completely new type of rims specifically made for the xDrive model. Interior of the 2017 BMW M5 on the other hand will remain mostly unchanged with the exception of some added chrome which wasn’t really necessarily but they did it anyway in order to better integrate it into the 5-Series model range.