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After numerous leaks, the 2018 BMW M5 has officially debuted.

If you’ve been following all the spy photos, teases, and leaks of the new BMW M5, there aren’t very many surprises. As expected, the sports sedan is powered by a 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 enginedelivering 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go zero-to-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited 155-mph top speed. There will be however an optional M Driver’s Package that raises top speed to 189 mph.

It’s also the first BMW M5 to ever come standard with xDrive all-wheel drive, which BMW promises to be “the most emotionally engaging all-wheel-drive system yet to grace the high-performance segment.” By working with a central transfer case with a multi-plate clutch, the all-wheel-drive system can distribute drive fully variably between the front and rear axle as required. The Active M Differential at the rear axle also works fully variably, and has a locking effect between 0 and 100 percent.
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