BMW Group Malaysia has launched the all new F90 BMW M5 in Sepang today. This new F90 BMW M5 is the successor to the awesome previous generation F10 BMW M5 that set the benchmark for super saloons. The retail price (on the road, without insurance) for the New BMW M5 starts at RM 942,759.86.
Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said: “The fascination for BMW M has lived for more than forty years; its legacy carried on and renewed by people who express their passion for motorsports through the driving experience of these exceptional vehicles, and this is evident in the BMW M5 – which has long made history as a powerful premium business sedan. The BMW M5 still dominates the segment it competes in and is a statement of supreme engineering skill and innovative driving intelligence.”
The new BMW M5 comes with three different exterior colours – Marina Bay Blue metallic, Donington Grey metallic and Singapore Grey metallic. The new BMW M5 will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from Friday, 1st June 2018.
So what is under the hood of the new BMW M5?
The engine of the new BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo Technology that pumps out 600 hp at 5,600 – 6,700 rpm with peak torque of 750 Nm available from just 1,800 rpm to 5,600 rpm. These monstrous outputs will enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 300 km/h.
BMW M engineers have made significant changes to the new 4.4-litre V8 engine compared to the one in the predecessor. The turbochargers are newly developed to operate with a higher maximum injection pressure of 350 bar, which allow shorter injection times and improvised atomisation of the fuel for an even quicker engine response with a more fuel efficient mixture preparation.
Many things have been done to improve the cooling and lubrication system too. The engine features an oil pan with a small front sump and indirect charge air cooling that is able to surpass the efficacy of its predecessor whilst taking up less physical space. The oil supply system now utilises a fully variable map-controlled pump, which has been engineered to withstand and perform at high levels of lateral and longitudinal acceleration especially during performance driving on a racetrack.
The massive power of the engine is transmitted to the road via the newly developed M xDrive all-wheel-drive system that has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. Firstly, there are five different configurations based on combinations of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) modes (DSC on, MDM, DSC off) and M xDrive modes (4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD).
In the normal DSC settings and 4WD activated, the system allows a limited slip angle at the rear wheels when accelerating out of corners. In the M Dynamic mode with 4WD sport setting, the M xDrive will allow drivers to have controlled drifts without the intervention from driving aids. The three M xDrive modes with DSC switched off are for competent drivers who want full control of the car during usage on the track. For tyre smoking lovers, a 2WD mode is available to satisfy their thirst for drifting. This 2WD mode allows driver to have the freedom of drifting the car at any angle and offers driving dynamics in its purest form.
The gearbox in the new BMW M5 is the new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. There are 3 Drivelogic modes; Mode 1 for efficient and comfortable driving, Mode 2 for shorter shift times, and Mode 3 for extremely short shift times in a racing set-up. Short shift times and optimal ratio spacing will definitely satisfy even the most demanding drivers.. The wide ratio spread of the gearbox will help to increase fuel efficiency.
Chassis and handling dynamics have been one of the key strength of the previous BMW M5 and this new BMW M5 takes it even further. The team that was responsible for the chassis of the new BMW M5 had only one goal in mind which is unbeatable driving dynamics with maximum directional stability. Complex stiffening elements in the front and rear structure of the car will ensure the high rigidity of the body as well as providing instantaneous feedback. There are 3 modes for the Variable Damper Control (VDC) system which are Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes. The Variable Damper Control (VDC) system has M-specific tuning and is linked with the M Servotronic steering.
The two M1 and M2 buttons on the M leather steering wheel can store different custom driving setup that combines the driver’s preference of engine, transmission, suspension and M xDrive modes, the DSC mode and Head-Up-Display settings. All of these settings can be configured through the central touch display, buttons on the centre console or M sports steering wheel, and the central information display. Hence, this gives a flexible driving experience to the driver.
The M-specific Head-Up Display is capable of showing the variable rpm pre-warning field and shift lights that show the optimum time to change gears when in manual shift mode.
The new BMW M5 is fitted with the M compound brakes that are lighter than conventional grey cast iron brakes which reduces the weight of the car. The front brakes are inner-vented six-piston brakes with fixed callipers and the same goes to the rear as well but with single-piston floating callipers. The impressive braking system gives the car enormous braking power that befits the car’s dynamic potency.
For frequent track users, BMW Group Malaysia also offers the even-more-crazy M Carbon Ceramic Brakes that reduces another 23 kilograms off the new BMW M5’s weight and will provide better deceleration as well as more resistant to brake fading.
The interior of the new BMW M5 is just supreme. The interior comes with loads of tech such as the BMW Navigation Professional 10.25” with Touch Display capability, BMW Head-Up Display with M-Specific Content as well as the full suite of BMW Driver Assistance systems as part of the BMW ConnectedDrive features.
The seats in the new BMW M5 are the new M multi-function bucket seats trimmed with Merino leather which oozes quality and luxury. The seats feature visually integrated and illuminated M designations embossed on the headrests. Seat and upholstery choices include a two-tone combination of Aragon/Black and complete Black matched interior trim finishers which in Aluminium Carbon structure with Dark Chrome highlight.
All of these special features are a reminder to drivers and passengers that they are in something special, something that is non-ordinary and unmistakably, the BMW M5.
Multiple step-up options are being offered on new BMW M5 which are Performance Pack (RM 30,000), Advance Safety Pack (RM15,000), Entertainment Pack (RM55,000) and M Carbon Ceramic Brakes for a whopping RM 95,000 (Yes you read that right, RM95,000).
Customers of the new BMW M5 is in for a treat as well by being able to enjoy the complete suite of BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience.
The perks of the BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience are:
- BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme.
- BMW 2-Year / 24 Month Tyre Warranty Programme for its Run Flat Tyre offering and services.
- BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline.
- The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card Elite.
- BMW Service Online.