It’s due to be unveiled today in full, but yesterday, a video surfaced on the RETURN YouTube channel with what appear to be official images of the F90 BMW M5 – the first ever M5 to boast xDrive AWD.
The F90 M5 appears to gain all the expected exterior M-division visual tweaks, including flared front fenders, aggressive front and rear splitters, quad tailpipes, and signature M5 fender-badging. The leaked video also displays a shot of the engine bay, showing a carbon-fibre engine cover believed to house an updated version of BMW’s 4.4-litre N63 twin-turbo V8 from the current M5, with outputs expected to at least match the current 441kW and 700Nm of the M5 Pure Metal Edition.
Power goes to all 4 wheels via what is expected to be an updated M-DCT dual-clutch transmission and BMW’s new M xDrive system developed specifically for the F90 BMW M5.
The interior shots show an aggressively designed interior, boasting red highlighting on M-Dynamic Driving Mode buttons behind the steering wheel, as well as red accents on the new gear shift lever and adaptive drive setup buttons. The F90 BMW M5 also seems to feature an adaptive exhaust. The interior shots also display the drive select screen to choose between 4WD, 4WD Sport, and RWD modes.
Lastly, the F90 BMW M5 gets new M5-specific sports bucket seats that look frankly pornographic.
Expect liberal inclusion of carbon fibre in the F90 BMW M5’s construction including a carbon fibre boot lib, roof, and possibly bonnet. With the BMW M3/M4 losing their CFRP driveshaft, it’s likely the M5 won’t feature one either.
The full reveal happens later today, and we’ll update you with more details as they arrive.