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    BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/256784/


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    That is good news for a lot of car guys in the world.

    Bad news for Audi.


    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    Very good news and a wise decision from BWM.


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    Very good news!! The best decision from the M-GmbH in this case. So the M5 turns in the row of successors for my current X5M :-)
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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    It had to happen.. I guess there was no way they could package 600+ bhp in a car with that sort of weight and drive only the rear wheels...

    Pity tho.. how is it different from an RS6 now..

     


    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    Fisrt of all this is just an Autocar article (i.e. not trustworthy).

    Secondly, even this article says that there is a possibility that the M5 will also spawn a 4WD version and not that it won't be a RWD model to begin with, which it will be! 


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    Well, sometimes I struggle on my firm schedule which results in a lack of time. I must admit that I actually haven't read the article first before I wrote the comment. I only read "BMW confirm...." and was convinced about it as it was posted by Ron. Realzeus is right: there is no confirmation to read in the article. Let us hope that BMW will release the new M5 with AWD anyway.
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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    REALZEUS:

    Fisrt of all this is just an Autocar article (i.e. not trustworthy).

    Secondly, even this article says that there is a possibility that the M5 will also spawn a 4WD version and not that it won't be a RWD model to begin with, which it will be! 

     

    True but a 4WD version of the M5 would increase the potential customer base substantially.

     


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    IMO BMW, who are the masters of automobile marketing, wouldn't let this opportunity to secure more sales, pass by.

    A 4WD M5 will not only appeal in areas with bad winters but also to people who would feel safer  in 4WD (than a RWD) 560PS car. BMW have all the hardware now for such a car.


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

     is the E63 only offered in RWD?


    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    So far, yes. I don't think there are any 4WD AMG cars except the SUVs.


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    With the current HP figures of these cars from the sportysedan HP wars, a AWD M5 version is a good move by BMW when trying to appeal to the broadest target pop posible.

    Even if many drivers may not drive the car to its potential for AWD to be much of a factor in controlability and driving ease at the limit for ordinary drivers, people like having the AWD there nevertheless specially when jumping behind the wheel of such a powerful car. And as long as they design it so that it doesn't detract to much from the driving dinamics BMW sedans are know for, I think AWD is a good idea for such a car IMO. Makes it safer in it reactions and more versatile, which is one of the must's of such a car. However they should still offer the RWD version though.

    And I wouldn't discard either that the AWD option will trickle down to other 5-series models as well once its offered in the M5.


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    Re: BMW confirms M5 with 4WD

    I wonder if Porsche ever thought of offering a 2WD version of Panamera Turbo/Turbo S? And if no, why not?


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