According to a recent article by Washington’s Top News, residents say that driving in Washington, D.C. is one of the biggest challenges of living in the area. If you’re going to have to spend hours sitting on the highway, you might as well enjoy the experience in the all-wheel drive 2018 BMW M5.
All-Wheel Drive Is All-New for 2018
BMW’s 2018 M5 is getting its first all-wheel drive sports sedan after five generations of strictly rear-wheel-drive models. This new M5 is quicker and more powerful, zipping you through congestion caused by D.C.’s extensive and near constant road construction. Leave the traffic frustration behind with the M5’s new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
When your first start the M5’s engine, it’s set to an all-wheel-drive mode with Dynamic Stability Control activated. This setting is ideal for conditions when traction is limited like driving in Washington D.C.’s adverse winter roads that are wet and snowy. You can also enable other dynamic driving modes, including rear-wheel-drive for a more traditional M-series driving experience. The addition of all-wheel drive marks a big step forward for the M5’s urban performance.
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Twin-Turbo Comes Standard
German automakers added their latest version of BMW’s twin-turbo stock with the 2018 M5. This 4.4-liter, V-8 engine puts out a beefy 600 horsepower, giving regular D.C. commuters about 40 horsepower more than the previously released M5 model. The new 2018 M5 is the fastest M-vehicle so far, hitting 60 miles per hour in 3.2-seconds. How is that for punching through rush hour traffic in our Nation’s capital? In a review by CTV News, despite this beefy engine, the M5 is also fuel-efficient. With a capped top-speed that improves fuel economy up to 26.9 miles per gallon, and cuts CO2 emissions, the M5 addresses two critical concerns for D.C. residents.
High-Performance M-series Styling
New for the 2018 BMW M5 is the quintessential high-performance sports sedan, with the 5-series’s understated appeal and aerodynamic enhancements that reflect the car’s styling. Add a redesigned rear diffuser, flared front fenders with vents, and sculpted rocker panels that ups the five-passenger, four-door M5’s powerful stance. The new 5-series’ design showcases its long, steeper raked hood and small spoiler lip spoiler on the trunk. BMW vice president of design, Domagoj Dukec, said “The BMW M5 has always embodied the perfect blend of mature business sedan and high-performance components.”
Improved Braking Power
Motorists in Washington, D.C. must keep an eye out for a considerable number of pedestrians and bikers roaming around downtown. The M5 comes standard with compound brakes that feature perforated steel rotors in the front and disc brakes in the back. The bright blue, six-piston front brake calipers are adorned with the BMW M-series logo, standard.
BMW plans to roll out the 2018 BMW M5 to dealer showrooms in the spring of 2018, just in time for cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C., another high-traffic event in the metropolis. This time, add more power, style, safety, and fuel-efficiency to your commute with the new 2018 BMW M5.