Executives acknowledge all-wheel-drive version of new BMW M5

BMW Concept M5

We’ve previously heard rumors that BMW is working on an all-wheel-drive version of the new M5, to satisfy demand from the snow belt states in the United States. A new report by AutoCar says that BMW has confirmed a four-wheel-drive M5 as confirmed by officials.

Insiders have denied that BMW is considering a long-wheelbase version of the M5 for the Chinese market.

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“The long-wheelbase platform is reserved for standard versions of the 5-series sold in the Chinese market,” said one source. “There are no existing plans for an M5 on this structure.”

The 2012 BMW M5 will make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The production version will be powered by a 580-hp 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine that makes use of the company’s TwinPower Turbo Technology.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar