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2018 BMW M5 previewed; First Edition, 10.5L/100km confirmed (video)

August 16, 2017

BMW has sent out a teaser of the upcoming 2018 M5 sedan before its big debut later this month, giving us a glimpse of the front end design and other snippets.

A number of details have already been announced by the manufacturer, including confirmation it will come with a twin-turbo V8 likely of 4.4 litres capacity. This engine is tipped to produce over 450kW and 700Nm, sent through an eight-speed automatic (replacing the seven-speed dual-clutch unit).

The company has confirmed it will be all-wheel drive, however, drivers will be able to select between different driving modes including a full rear-wheel drive mode. A best 0-100km/h time of around 3.5 seconds is expected.

In this latest teaser video, posted up on BMW’s Facebook page, we can see the gold-painted brake calipers and carbon ceramic discs, along with the aggressive front end design with big intakes, and a glimpse of the traditional quad-outlet exhausts.

The video also confirms there will be a special “First Edition” variant, likely being available for a short period during the car’s launch, while fuel economy is confirmed at 10.5L/100km which isn’t bad considering the performance and vehicle size. Check out the quick video below. The full debut will take place on August 21.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.