BMW M5 (F90) 2020 – the sixth generation of the BMW M5


The new BMW M5 (F90) 2019-2020 is officially launched on August 21, 2020, almost a month before the world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In our review of the BMW M5 in 2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the 6th generation of the high-performance Bavarian sedan with a 600-horsepower gasoline turbo engine, 8 automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive system M xDrive. Receiving orders for the new generation of BMW M5 in Germany opens in September 2020 at a price of 117900 euros for the BMW M5 in the basic configuration. The first buyers will see their cars, however, only in the spring of next year.

Photo BMW M5 2019-2020

Also in the spring of 2020 fans of the Bavarian brand will be offered 400 copies of the BMW M5 First Edition with bright accents in the bodywork (Frozen Dark Red Metallic, black exterior and rims) and interior (inserts Piano Finish Black, M-armchair with black insert, Plate with an individual number) at a price of 137400 euros. The beginning of sales of the new generation BMW M5 in Russia will be for the spring of next year, the price has not yet been announced, but, according to preliminary information, will be at least 8 million rubles.

photo BMW M5 First Edition 2020 front view

photo BMW M5 First Edition 2020 side view

photo BMW M5 First Edition 2020 rear view

The main attribute of the 6 generation BMW M5 (F90) is certainly the all-wheel drive transmission M xDrive with the electronically-controlled active rear M-differential and the function of disconnecting the drive of the front wheels. Thus, in front of us is the first car “emka” with the all-wheel drive system. This fact is not surprising, as to realize the monstrous 600-horsepower of the 4.4-liter petrol V8 M TwinPower Turbo without a full-wheel drive is problematic, and the main competitors as a selection with all-wheel drive – Audi RS6 Avant performance and hatchback Audi RS7 Sportback performance , Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC + sedan and Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + Estate wagon .

photo BMW M5 2019-2020 front view

Interestingly, by default, the new Bavarian “charged” sedan BMW M5 with all the driving wheels, but … in the M Dynamic Mode (tolerant mode of the stabilization system with the ability to slide), the electronics will transfer the transmission to 4WD Sport mode with an emphasis on the rear wheels. When the ESP is completely disconnected, the driver has the right to choose one of the three proposed drive modes: standard, ensuring stable car behavior on the road – 4WD, sharper with an emphasis on the rear axle – 4WD Sport and crazy, hooligan and almost extreme, with an eye for 600 horses under Hood, – 2WD.

So the new generation of the BMW M5 (F90) thanks to the advanced four-wheel drive system is able to please more car enthusiasts than previous generations of the model with a drive exclusively to the rear wheels. “Charged” M5 can be both aggressive and complaisant.

Photo BMW M5 2019-2020 side view

We will open all the technical aspects of the novelty. Under the hood of the new BMW M5 sedan, the upgraded V8 4.4 M TwinPower Turbo is powered from the previous generation 600 hp sedan and 750 Nm of maximum torque available at 1800 rpm of the crankshaft. The upgraded engine boasts new turbochargers, increased injection pressure, more efficient lubrication and cooling systems for the engine, a lightweight exhaust system supplemented with Helmholtz resonators to provide a “formidable” exhaust emission voice at high revs.

Transmission The eight-speed automatic M Steptronic from the conventional versions of the BMW 5-Series (G30) but with a quicker and more gentle gear change, as well as the locking of the hydrotransformers, which is only disengaged when changing gears.

photo BMW M5 2019-2020 rear view

The mass of the new car in the equipped condition is only 1855 kg, and this despite the presence of the all-wheel drive transmission (the predecessor with the rear drive is 15 kg heavier than -1870 kg). To provide an acceptable body weight for the new BMW M5, a carbon fiber roof, available earlier only to the BMW M3, BMW M4 and BMW M6 models , aluminum hood and trunk lid, doors and front fenders, and a lithium-ion battery installed according to a tradition in the luggage compartment of the sedan (helps to achieve better weighting along the axes).

Images BMW M5 2019-2020 rear view

Compared to conventional versions of the new generation, the BMW 5-series “charged emka” has a wider track of front and rear wheels, a different suspension kinematics with stiffer rubber connections and thicker stabilizers. In the presence of adaptive shock absorbers with a choice of three modes of adjustment, electric power steering with the same number of shock absorbers as the modes of operation, standard fitted compound brakes (cast iron wheels and aluminum pads) with blue painted calipers (6 pistons in front and 1 Piston rear). For a surcharge for the M5 sedan, carbon-ceramic brakes are offered with gold colored calipers that reduce unsprung masses of the car by as much as 23 kg.

Photo interior BMW M5 2019-2020

19-20 inch alloy wheels are used. The photo shows a sedan with the largest wheels, shod in a low-profile rubber Michelin Pilot Sport 275/35 ZR20.

  • Such an advanced technical set provides the new BMW M5 sedan with excellent dynamic and high-speed characteristics: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h in 11.1 seconds, the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h (optional package M’Driver’s Package raises the bar of maximum speed to 305 kmh).

Literally a few words I would like to say about the appearance and interior of the new BMW M5 2019-2020 model year, presented with the index F90. The body of the novelty is aggressive and brutal, as befits a powerful Bavarian. Front bumper with huge air intakes, LED headlamps and rear position lights with LED three-dimensional pattern, original rear-view mirrors with stylish aerodynamic chips, large wheel arches, door sills, trunk cap topped with a spoiler, powerful rear bumper body with neat diffuser and a pair twin exhaust nozzles.

The interior of the charged M5 as a whole is almost an exact copy of the interior of the usual versions of the BMW 5-series, but the brand-name details, of course, are simply evident: the letter M on the thresholds of the body, the M-steering wheel with three spokes and the two red buttons M1 and M2 (individual settings all electronics responsible for the drive), a stylish and comfortable selector controls automatic transmission, sports M-seats for the driver and front passenger with high backrest and developed lateral support.

The new BMW M5 (F90) sedan is very generous. There is a digital dashboard, advanced multimedia system ConnectedDrive with 12.25-inch screen, front seats with electric drive, heating and ventilation (massage for extra charge), leather trim, four-zone climate control, background LED interior lighting and other auto premium attributes class.