It’s all but habitual that the next-generation BMW M5 will lineament an all-wheel drive system for the first clock when it arrives in late 2017, conscientious like its rival the latest Mercedes-AMG E63.
Notwithstanding, that doesn’t mean you can’t go sideways in the new simulation, as it has emerged all the driver has to do is press a button in a positive driving mode to switch from AWD backbone to rear-wheel drive. The same role is available on the latest E63 by pulling the paddle shifters simultaneously.
Piece purists may lament at BMW’s and Merc’s decision to dispatch power to all four wheels, the fact is AWD is more suitable able to harness the super sedans’ all-inclusive performance potential and with the added qualification to switch between AWD and RWD easily, owners won’t keep to sacrifice driving engagement, either.
The new M5 faculty continue to be powered by the carmaker’s biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine tweaked to deliver around 460kW. It should permit the super sedan to rush from 0-100km/h further down the 3.5-second mark.
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