BMW Launches M5 Configurator For U.S., Promises To Expect The Unexpected In 5 Days

BMW USA has released the online configurator for the all-new M5.

Pricing starts at $102,600 and customers can select from between seven different primary colors and four BMW Individual options. Speaking of exterior options, the car comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels but two 20-inch sets are available for an additional $1,300.

Moving into the cabin, customers will find Silverstone Extended Merino Leather upholstery but Full Merino Leather is available for $3,500 and BMW Individual Full Merino Leather is a wallet busting $5,000. Trim choices include two aluminum carbon options as well as Fineline Ridge wood and premium choices such as Plum Brown wood and Piano black trim.

In terms of packages, customers can order the Driving Assistance Plus Package which includes blind spot detection, cross-traffic alert, and a lane departure warning system. The package also adds frontal collision warning with collision mitigation, active lane keeping assistant, and traffic jam assistant – among other things.

The $4,000 Executive Package packs on the luxury features as it includes heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats. Other additions include a four-zone automatic climate control system, a wireless smartphone charger, a WiFi hotspot, and soft-close automatic doors.

Rounding out the options are a moonroof, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. Last but not least, there’s a rear-seat entertainment system and the M Driver’s Package which provides buyers with a one-day class that teaches them the basics of high-performance driving.

As refresher, the 2018 BMW M5 has a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that produces 600 hp (447 kW) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of up to 190 mph (305 km/h).

Besides launching the configurator, BMW posted a mysterious countdown clock which says to “expect the unexpected” in five days. It’s unclear what BMW is talking about but we should find out soon enough.

H/T to BMW Blog

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  • b_digital

    the new M5 is utterly bland and disappointing in any color. Unless they make a sportier version with the competition package, it’s a complete win for the AMG E63 S.

    • Frank Yoster

      straight up

    • Bo Hanan

      E39M5 owner and I sadly agree. Ouch!

  • donald seymour

    I’m hoping a manual.

    • PK

      idk if bmw would provide manual shifter nowadays.

  • Frank Yoster

    they really gotta step up their interior game…the engineering part they nailed it..but the interior..argh its soo 2008ish

    • PK

      Agree. The E63s AMG interior design is way ahead than the M5!

    • Matt

      Fit and finish have gone up a step compared to circa 2008 but 100% agree they need to up in design and quality of materials. Imo audi/Porsche has best fit & finish with Mercedes having best design/luxury. BMW trails in both especially in base trim. Bmws x7 concept is a very good step in the right direction & have read it’s close to the production model. If true, I hope the m5 follows in a a design facelift soon after.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Too bad the AWD is compulsory. Dynamite car, otherwise.

  • eb110americana

    Expect the unexpected? Lap time? Nurburgring?

  • John Smith

    A manual transmission? Non-boring designs?

  • Shobin Drogan

    Configurators these days are so disappointing, one or 2 sets of wheels and a few paint job and that’s it. I’m expecting nfs underground 2 bumper choices.

  • Zimoune

    A M5 Touring to compete with the RS6 and the E63 SW ?

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