F90 BMW M5 launched in the UK, priced at £89k, Malaysian debut soon

Seven months after its global debut, BMW UK has announced the pricing details of the all-new F90 BMW M5. Available for the UK market since February 2018, the V8-powered saloon carries a base price of £89,645 (RM491k) before options.

Resting under the hood is a heavily revised 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo V8, now packing 600 hp and 750 Nm of power. Transmission of choice is a sole eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. For the first time in the history of the M5, the F90 generation is equipped with the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system to handle all that power.It’s got results to prove too, 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.4 seconds, making it the fastest M5 yet. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Specify the M Driver’s Package (which also earns you an invite to the BMW M Intensive Training) and the limit is raised to 305 km/h. The M xDrive operates in full 4WD on start-up but drivers can switch between 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD, where the latter allows the M5 to be purely rear-wheel driven without any electronic nannies.

The M5 is dressed in the M-specific body kit, giving it a more aggressive front bumper, side sills, rear lip spoiler, rear diffuser and wing mirrors. All that extra show also contributes to the M5’s overall aerodynamics and cooling function. UK-bound M5s are equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels finished in either dual-tone or Jet black while the lighter (-23 kg) M Carbon Ceramic brakes are also available as an option. UK customers can also have their M5 finished in Frozen Dark Silver and Frozen Arctic Grey matt exterior paint scheme for a fee.

UK customers will enjoy a M-Specific full LCD instrument cluster, heads-up display, M-Sport steering wheel, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with gesture control, M multifunctional seats with ventilation and memory function, illuminated M5 logo and Fine Grain Merino leather upholstery.

Closer to home, BMW Malaysia has confirmed that the F90 BMW M5 will arrive on our shores but has kept mum on the launch date and pricing details. If its main rival, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S is priced at the RM1 million mark, expect the Bavarian to not stray too far from that.



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