Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport recently sat down with BMW M’s president Friedrich Nitschke, who reportedly hinted at the possibility of the next-generation BMW M5 receiving all-wheel drive, making it the brand’s first sedan to be offered with the tech.
According to the report, Nitschke regarded the current M5 as a model that’s “suffering,” in which we could only guess he’s referring to the sales goals. As a result, Nitschke said that all-wheel drive is being seen as a “solution” for the M5.
Nothing has been really confirmed though as the M branch is also investigating the effects of an all-wheel drive M5 and how that will play in the automaker’s goals with weight reduction, according to Nitschke. A projected curb weight for the next gen model is 176 lbs less than the current model.
Source: Auto Motor und Sport