As the regular BMW 5-Series is getting ready for its mid-life facelift, so is the range-topping M5 which was spotted again during some testing on public roads.
Compared to our previous scoop, this white example of the 2021 M5 features a bit more of the swirly camo wrap applied to both ends of the bodywork and it appears like it’s wearing the revised headlights with their new lighting signature.
The taillights are also expected to be new, bringing the whole 5-Series in line with the rest of the BMW lineup, featuring a slimmer and more elegant design and of course LED technology.
Another point of interest is the front grille; luckily the updated 5-Series, including the M5, is not getting the vertical-kidney arrangement but the grille itself will mimic the shape of the ones found in the X5, X6 and 8-Series.
The subtle design differences will conclude with a set of redesigned bumpers, while the interior is probably going to be left largely untouched. Expect a few new trim options and an updated list of onboard tech but the rest of the cabin will remain the same.
The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine is expected to carry on without any changes. It produces 592 HP (600 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque in the current model, sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. This makes the BMW M5 one of the fastest super sedans on the market, with a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.4 seconds. If you want more firepower, the M5 Competition provides 617 HP (625 PS) and a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.3 seconds.
The facelifted version of the BMW M5 is expected to debut next year as a 2021 model, shortly after the revised 5-Series model’s debut.