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REPORT: New BMW M5 to have AWD and 441 kW V8


Only expected to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September, a new report has suggested that the forthcoming BMW M5 could feature the marque's xDrive all-wheel drive system and an extensively updated version of the current twin-turbo V8.

According to Britain's Autocar Magazine, the new G30 5-series based M5 will pack a 441 kW version of the soon to be discounted F10 generation's 4.4-litre engine, with the seven-speed M DCT transmission making way for a traditional torque-convertor eight-speed Steptronic.

Said to be lighter with extensive use of aluminium, hot-formed high-strength steel and carbon fibre, the G30 will also be wider and longer than the F10, with BMW claiming the added traction will result in a 0-100 km/h time close to that of the Mercedes-AMG E63, and faster than the limited-run Competition Package.

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