Bmw m5 What’s New for 2020?
What’s New for 2020?
For 2020, BMW makes small changes to the M5 lineup that include new standard equipment and a limited-run M5 Edition 35 Years. Every model now comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, real-time traffic info, remote services, and wireless device charging. The U.S. will only get 35 of the awkwardly named M5 Edition 35 Years, which is based on the Competition model and includes unique gold interior trim as well as exclusive Frozen Dark Grey II exterior paint.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Those who want the ultimate 5-series should choose the M5 Competition, which we think is the better M5. That choice requires shelling out an extra $7300 for 17 more horses, specially tuned suspension settings, and some unique styling bits. The upgrades don’t compromise the 5’s ride quality or livability. We’d add the 20-inch wheels (19s are standard) and the Executive package. The latter brings luxuries such as ventilated front seats with massage functions, heated front and rear seats, soft-close doors, four-zone automatic climate control, self-parking assist, and more.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Sporting a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 with 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, the M5 is mighty quick. At our test track, it launched to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and snapped off a 10.9-second quarter-mile time at 129 mph; top speed is a governor-limited 163 mph. An even more powerful M5 Competition model is now available and makes 617 horsepower. It proved to be quicker than the regular M5 on a real racetrack at our annual Lightning Lap. The M5 faithful will lament the discontinued manual gearbox and unfamiliar all-wheel-drive system, but this Bimmer has a high-tech drivetrain that can send 100 percent of power to the rear wheels for pure rear-drive personality. Driving enjoyment is maximized here with lively and direct steering, a well-controlled (borderline stiff) ride, and heroic cornering grip. That doesn’t mean the M5 can’t also do duty as a luxury sedan: In Comfort mode, it cruises placidly and the cabin is whisper