4th October 2013, 10:01
M5 Guru (>2000 posts)
Next Generation BMW M5 and M6 may come with all-wheel drive!
Did I just read that right....BMW really wants to make AWD M cars?
And try guessing the "real" reason behind this decision by M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke...AMG's 4matic models have been huge success and they are basically missing out on potential sales, so BMW boffins tell them "go ahead, do it now, we need to make out shareholders happy! And disregard any M history, and forget you ever said that M will never have AWD... "
M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke: “I’ve looked at the numbers and 70 to 80 percent of E63 AMGs are all-wheel drive in the US now.”
Thankfully, it won't happen until the next generation of M5/M6 cars arrive, which is set to be around 2017...and I had high hopes that the next generation of M5's won't be a pig, like the F10, and I'd buy it...
Two articles here
. Enjoy the read, and please post your comments, opinions, and general discussion. I want to see how you guys feel about it and what you think!
BMWDave: "The E60's V10 is like dating that hot girl who takes you for granted, makes you buy her stuff all the time, the sex is mindblowing and she screams too loud during the act , mother never approved of her, and she got too drunk at your wedding and made out with the best man..."
Richard Hammond: "Straight away, you can see the problem - Its brilliant. Big 500hp V10, naturally aspirated...Its just distilled essence of single malt driving pleasure."
Jeremy Clarkson: "In M********** mode, this car is pretty hard to describe. But 'perfect' will do for the moment. The M5, I think, may very well be my next car. I absolutely love it."
[Aldiyar] [Boston, MA]
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