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BMW M5

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3.7 (Good)

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Generations

While the 2018 BMW M5 enjoys screen time in the latest Mission: Impossible movie, the 2019 BMW M5 is entering production alongside a hardcore Competition variant.

2018 - 2020 BMW M5

3/4 Front Glamour 2020 BMW M5

Major changes included:

The M5 really is a powerhouse of a sedan. The vehicle features a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that makes 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 40 hp and 53 lb-ft from the last generation's twin-turbo V8 motor. Unlike like the last-gen M5, the current iteration of the sedan is only... Read more »

2018 | 2019 | 2020

2013 - 2016 BMW M5

3/4 Front Glamour 2016 BMW M5

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Though the first M5 debuted back in 1979, the U.S. didn’t get its hands on the M5 until the 1988 model year. While this classic sports sedan didn’t look the part of a powerhouse, its 256 horsepower was plenty to put most others in its class to shame. Of course, that 256 horsepower pales in... Read more »

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

2006 - 2010 BMW M5

3/4 Front Glamour 2010 BMW M5

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The M5 is powered by a 500 hp 5.0-liter V-10 with variable valve timing. It is mated to a seven-speed sequential manual transmission. There is electronic dampening control to assist handling with three modes: comfort, normal and sport. It has a slew of standard features including xenon HID headlights, parking assist, navigation system, and Logic7... Read more »

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

2000 - 2003 BMW M5

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2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003

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