Report: Next generation BMW M5 could have xDrive and less weight

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.

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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


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