After the recent BMW 5 Series facelift, it was only a matter of time before the M5 got the same treatment. Today, we’re treated to the updated M5. Just like the updated 5 Series, there are new headlights, 3D tail-lights, plenty of M Competition badges, brand new 20-inch wheels, M-specific twin-tailpipes, restyled rear bumpers and a slightly larger kidney grille.
The M5’s power figures haven’t changed, with the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 591 bhp in standard trim and 616 bhp in Competition trim, but it does have a new set of dampers borrowed from the M8. The ride height is now lowered between 5mm and 20mm so it stays glued to the corners. Power is sent to all the four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, but if you want, you can enable ‘drift mode’ and send all power to the rear wheels for some tail-out fun!
Coming to the cockpit, the M5 gets new switches around the gear lever to tune the car’s setup according to the driving conditions. Plus, you get fancy touches like the illuminated M5 logo on the seat’s headrest, a larger infotainment screen and flap-controlled exhaust system to enable the V8 soundtrack. Isn’t that all you need in a sports sedan?