The next-generation M5 also features BMW’s xDrive AWD for the first time in its storied history, but feel free to turn it off when you want to launch in old school rear-wheel drive and shoot to 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds.
Speed numbers impress. The M5 hits 124-mph in 11.1-seconds and reaches a top speed of 189 when equipped with the extra Driver’s Package. But unless you drive on the track, there is never a good reason to go that fast on the road, at least not safely, so the standard 155 mph top speed should be more than enough.
The improved chassis is stiffer and includes stronger anti-roll bars, revamping on the double-wishbone and multi-link rear suspension.