Could the Next-Gen BMW M5 Get AWD?

The F10 BMW M5 may have only been launched in late 2011 but already, the German marque is mulling over what its replacement will be like. According to BMW M GmbH President Friedrich Nitschke, the next-generation M5 will likely weigh significantly less than the current car and more importantly, could feature all-wheel drive.

This possibility confirms recent speculation that BMWs M division could venture down the all-wheel drive path and considering that the M5s current rivals, the E 63 AMG and RS6 either come standard or can be optioned with all-wheel drive, it seems only logical that BMW would follow suit.

However, Nitschke did insist that before making the next-generation BMW M5 all-wheel drive, it would have to look at the effects of the added weight of the system as well as the resulting weight distribution.

Elsewhere, the next-gen M5 will be lighter than the current car thanks to the use of carbon fibre and a selection of other weight saving measures.

[Via Auto Motor und Sport]


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