There is one car in the world that has been unanimously named “The Ultimate Driving Machine” by test drivers, Journalists and even by BMW itself after, and that is the BMW M5. To be specific it was the E39 version that was produced between 1998 and 2003.
But that was more than a decade ago, and there has been two M5s after, very good they were, but not to the degree of being ultimate. Enter the F90 M5 suddenly the skepticism I had dwindled, could this be a true successor to the epic E39? From the looks of it, it seems so as it has been given the right amount of sportiness over the regular 5 series. From the front, the lower intakes are larger and look purposeful, complementing the familiar kidney grille and light clusters, the sides ha
ve athletic side skirts and an air intake right behind the front wheel, making it seem smaller than it actually is, I couldn’t but see some hues of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio when looking at it. As for the Rear, air diffusers and twin dual exhaust pipes flank the rear, less than that would be blasphemy. Step inside and it means business from the get go, subtle updates overall, the standout is the gear lever which looks fantastic.
As for the power, a 4.4 liter V8 engine twin turbo outputs 600hp and peak torque at 750Nm propelling the new M5 from 0 to 100 km/h in eyebrow raising 3.4 seconds, delivered via the M xDrive system. So could this be the new “Ultimate Driving Machine”? You know what, it probably could.