Under the hood is a 4.4-liter Twin Power Turbo V8. Significantly upgraded for the new-generation M5, the eight-cylinder motor gets newly-developed turbochargers, indirect charge air-cooling and uprated fuel injectors. The result is 600 PS and 750 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. This allows the M5 to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Without a restrictor, the twin-turbo sedan can reach a top speed of 305 km/h according to BMW.
Besides having a potent powertrain and a unique suspension setup, the new M5 also benefits from a Carbon Core chassis and a carbon fiber roof. This makes the M5 more lightweight and more rigid than its standard stablemates. To further save on weight, BMW installed M compound brakes on the sedan as standard. All in all, BMW was able to shed nearly 90 kg for the 2018 M5.