The 2018 BMW M5 Will Start at $103,595
The six-figure BMW will have 600 horsepower and all-wheel drive.
Enthusiasts of German executive sedans with supercar-rivaling horsepower figures will want to start saving their pocket change. Announced at the L.A. Auto Show Wednesday, the 2018 BMW M5 will cost $102,600 plus $995 for destination in the U.S. That's a couple stacks less than its $105,395 rival from Stuttgart, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, but an entire base Corolla more expensive than its Japanese alternative in the $84,350 Lexus GS F.
Pushing 600 horses out of its 4.4-liter, turbocharged V8 engine, the new BMW M5 will send power to all four wheels—the first non-SUV M product to ever do so. Purists, Formula D-wannabes, and men named Chris Harris need not worry, though. The new M5 will get a rear-wheel-drive mode, sending 100 percent of the power behind its occupants.
When the road straightens out and the tire smoke dissipates, the BMW supersedan will get from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and—provided that its owner sprung for the optional M Driver's Package—top out at 189 mph. Less well-optioned M5s will max out at a quintessentially German 155 mph.
The 2018 BMW M5 is set to hit dealerships in the spring of next year and will wear a price tag of $103,595. If its predecessors are anything to go by, expect it to be worth every penny.