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      06-29-2015, 02:56 PM   #1
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Updated August 26, 2016 with newest sighting from the Nurburgring

This latest prototype features a carbon fiber roof and new mirrors in the style of the M3/M4.






Updated July 25, 2016 with photos previewing front end styling

The F90 M5 prototype has dropped its front end plastic camouflage in favor of a cloth covering. And while the cloth covering still covers the entire front end, its soft shape allows us to make out the front end styling and lines. What we can definitely make out is that the next gen M5 with its massive front air intakes will be much more aggressively styled than the current model.

BMW M5 (F90) Front End Styling Previewed






Updated July 4, 2016 with photos of F90 M5 prototype entering U.S.

BMW M5 (F90) Prototype Enters U.S.





Updated May 23, 2016 with 2 new videos.












Updated April 26, 2016 with new photos.

The F90 M5 prototype drops more camouflage, revealing the full shape of the headlights and kidney grilles, as well as the shape of the rear tail lights. It also now wears more aggressively styled side skirts and a small trunk lip spoiler. The brake calipers have been painted blue like all steel M brakes.

We expect the F90 M5 to launch approximately a year after the standard G30 5 Series is launched, with an online reveal for the F90 M5 coming in Summer 2017, an auto show debut in Fall 2017 and sales beginning at the end of 2017 - Spring 2018.




Updated March 25, 2016 with new video.




Updated March 23, 2016 with the first video of the F90 M5 prototype!



Updated March 22, 2016 with new photos

The F90 M5 has been spotted conducting further testing, with less front end camouflage than before. The large air intakes are now visible in the lower front fascia.


Updated with new info November 2015

F90 M5 is confirmed with the same engine as the current F10 M5 (tweaks are possible of course) and xDrive only.


Updated with new pics July 13, 2015

We spy the next generation BMW M5 (F90) at the Nurburgring! The M5 prototype just arrived at BMW's M test center, and was accompanied by just about everything else in BMW's range of M cars.

What makes this prototype the next M5 and not another hybrid eDrive G30 prototype or standard G30 5 Series? To start, this prototype was spotted at BMW M's Nurburgring test center. It also does not have the hybrid eDrive plug door at the front fender. This M5 prototype has larger front air intakes, cross drilled rotors, beefy tires, quad exhaust and a finned M differential cover.

As with the next 5 Series (G30), the future M5 will be built on BMW's CLAR platform, utilizing a carbon fiber core [see official CLAR details]

No doubt the next gen M5 will see even more power -- in the 600+ HP range, and to deal with putting that power down it will most likely be offered with AWD xDrive (which we hope is optional). We previously spotted an F10 M5 testing AWD [see photos], which together with the recent rhetoric from BMW M probably makes AWD all but a certainty, and a necessity.

BMW M boss, Franciscus van Meel, recently on AWD:

"If we continue the power increases in the future – especially regarding torque and also horsepower – then probably the next generation M5 and M6 will have so much torque and power that we need to think about those solutions."

"So if we go on a direction of four-wheel drive, for us it will really be like a rear-wheel drive with more traction."

"Whatever technology we’re talking about, the properties of an M car must remain rear-wheel drive; very agile, very precise. And I don’t like the phrase ‘four-wheel drive’. Emotionally it sounds stoic, neutral and understeery. If we are talking about M I think we’re talking about rear-wheel drive with added traction. We are looking into those things because power and torque will only increase, and we will run into the necessity of these kind of systems."


As for transmission, we expect that this will be the first generation M5 not offered with a manual transmission option.

Expect the next M5 to come begin sales in late 2017 - early 2018.

BMW M5 (F90) Drops More Camo

F90 M5 Drops Some Front Camouflage

F90 M5 photos - July 13, 2015

First BMW M5 (F90) Prototype




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Is that an M2 in the background??
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Looks nice with those wheels
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Hopefully it's a not too much like the f80/2. not a terrible thing but, a fresh look would be nice.
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Is that an M2 in the background??
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First BMW M5 (G90) Prototype


It is F90, don't ask me why.
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As expected, no rear flared fenders

Overall design also seems to follow the new 7 evolution rather than revolution

I'd call it a facelift of a facelift
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As expected, no rear flared fenders

Overall design also seems to follow the new 7 evolution rather than revolution

I'd call it a facelift of a facelift
Wow! You can see through panels?
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Looks nice with those wheels
These look very much like BBS RX-R

http://bbs.com/en/products/performance_line/rx-r.php
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The new 5er will be the pinnacle of Performance in its segment.

At the top will be the new M5 followed by the Power eDrive 5er and the (European Only) M550d. So there is something for everybody, depending on what your country's tax programme is like.
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As expected, no rear flared fenders

Overall design also seems to follow the new 7 evolution rather than revolution

I'd call it a facelift of a facelift
Wow! You can see through panels?
I said "it seems" bro

Relax, we are saying opinions and expectations here
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The new 5er will be the pinnacle of Performance in its segment.

At the top will be the new M5 followed by the Power eDrive 5er and the (European Only) M550d. So there is something for everybody, depending on what your country's tax programme is like.
Hey Scottt, can you shed some light on why the next M5 is being developed under the F90 code? I thought all carbon fiber infused cars are using the G codes.
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I still see those weak-sauce sliding rear calipers. Man, come on BMW, ditch those already. For such a big car, you're going to keep those weenie rear brakes?
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As expected, no rear flared fenders

Overall design also seems to follow the new 7 evolution rather than revolution

I'd call it a facelift of a facelift
The design is not finalized. If the next M5 will be in 2017-2018,
Don't you think that all that stuff will be added through out the development process?
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As expected, no rear flared fenders

Overall design also seems to follow the new 7 evolution rather than revolution

I'd call it a facelift of a facelift
The design is not finalized. If the next M5 will be in 2017-2018,
Don't you think that all that stuff will be added through out the development process?
Exactly !
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The new 5er will be the pinnacle of Performance in its segment.

At the top will be the new M5 followed by the Power eDrive 5er and the (European Only) M550d. So there is something for everybody, depending on what your country's tax programme is like.
Any chance of a V10 in this car, Scott?
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As expected, no rear flared fenders

Overall design also seems to follow the new 7 evolution rather than revolution

I'd call it a facelift of a facelift
The design is not finalized. If the next M5 will be in 2017-2018,
Don't you think that all that stuff will be added through out the development process?
Well from my past humble experience, the changes are big at the front and back yes, but minor from a Silhouette perspective.

I see these prototypes every year in Munich, so I'm not relying on photos to judge. For example the M3 prototype was screaming fenders, which the panels cant hide especially in person

im expecting an aggressive facia from what i can see here, so its not all negative

I hope bmw can surprise me this time.

Last week we were invited in Dubai to see the new 7er, and that was part of my reference here. I felt bmw was happy with an evolution, which didn't give me a wow effect, even though the displayed vehicle was an individual as well, i surely would take an S class over that
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