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2017 BMW M5 spied testing for the first time
The performance version of the next-generation 5 Series has been spotted out and about
The 2017 BMW M5 has been seen testing for the first time, with the disguised prototype giving several indications as to the look of the performance version of the next 5 Series.
The M5 was only seen doing the one lap of the Nurburgring, where the camouflaged car appeared to have a new front end with extra air intakes. The front bumper in particular features several small air inlets, while the main air intake is wider, similar to the current M5.
The front end is also lower than that of the standard 5 Series, which has also been seen testing on roads and tracks ahead of a predicted launch towards the end of 2016.
At the rear, the M5 test car has the typical dual exhausts, while large, perforated discs can be seen through the wheels.
The photographers spoke of the V8 sound of the M5 prototype. The production version is likely to come with a further-developed version of today’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, running a more advanced direct-injection system that is claimed to provide improved combustion and take output close to 600bhp, 38bhp up from today’s 562bhp.
When it goes on sale, the latest version of the M5 is planned to be offered with the choice of either rear-wheel drive or optional ‘xDrive’ four-wheel drive for the first time.
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