Spy photographers have snapped the facelifted BMW 5-Series on multiple occasions and now we’re getting our first glimpse of the updated M5.
Given this is an early prototype, the changes aren’t very dramatic. However, the model has a heavily camouflaged front fascia which likely hides a larger grille and modified air intakes.
There doesn’t appear to be any other updates, but previous 5-Series prototypes have been spotted with restyled headlights which appear a bit slimmer than those used on the current model. Those prototypes also had a camouflaged rear end which suggests the car could be equipped with a new rear bumper and modified taillights.
The styling changes will likely continue in the cabin and we wouldn’t be surprised if the M5 was outfitted with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25- or 12.3-inch infotainment system. The car could also have revised switchgear and a new center stack, but nothing is official as of yet.
Under the hood, we can expect a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. It currently produces 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It remains unclear if the facelifted model will receive a power boost, but the engine enable the all-wheel drive sedan to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of up to 189 mph (305 km/h) when equipped with the optional M Driver’s Package.
There should also be a new M5 Competition. It features an upgraded engine that produces 617 hp (460 kW / 625 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. The extra power drops the 0-62 (0-100 km/h) time to 3.3 seconds, while the top speed remains unchanged at 189 mph (305 km/h).