The BMW M5 is a supercharged 5-series sedan that packs a lot of horsepower due to its twin-turbo V8 engine. As one of the few sports sedans to truly benchmark the segment, the M5 balances sports car performance, utility, and luxury all in one complete package.
The BMW M5 was initially introduced in the mid 1980s. The third generation model, introduced in 2000, is the first one to come with a V8 engine, which really set the M5 loose on the world. This was the generation that set the standard for other sports sedans in its class, with the subsequent generations only building on the performance and comfort that made it stand out.
The BMW M5 drives like a toned-down race car. Note that the M5 has a lot of customization options that can dictate the driving experience. Steering weight, suspension firmness, throttle response, transmission shift programming, and stability control parameters can all be adjusted to your exact preferences. This means that the M5 can drive a spectrum of different ways - it can be a commuter vehicle or a ferocious machine.
The BMW M5 will be prized by any driver that prioritizes comfort, style, and weather resistance in their sports coupe or roadster. Though it may not be the ideal sports vehicle, BMW works to improve the engine power, suspension, and frame to better attract consumers.
The most recent M5 comes equipped with a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine. Rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual are standard, while a six-speed conventional manual transmission is available as an option. The interior cabin for more modern editions has every feature a driver would expect, such as Bluetooth connectivity, navigation settings, and climate controls. The upholstery is leather-like with true leather upholstery as an option. Also additional is a rearview camera.