2021 BMW M5 Facelift: Super Sedan Provides A Peek At Its New Headlights, No Gaping Grille

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.

Also Read: 2021 BMW M5 Facelift Spied With Minor Updates

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.

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  • driv3r

    Oh, okay… Audi-Style LED-daytime running lights… Lets see what else they’ll upgrade the M5 with…

    • Rahul Mandala

      If anything, these new M5 facelift headlights look like the ones on the new 7 Series LCI. That bit of camo on the headlight makes it look like Audi DRLs.

      • driv3r

        Hate to say it but these DRLs are way more squarish and flat than on the 7 series LCI. Even when the camo will come off as you can see the flat top of the DLR-elements already through the camo. They’re missing the inwards inclining last curve the DLRs on the 7 series LCI have.

        • Rahul Mandala

          We’re gonna have to see the final product.

    • Tinky-Winky

      Looks more like Jaguar to me.

  • Rocket

    The grille might be smaller than the one on the 7-Series, but I suspect it’s still considerably larger than the current 5. I guess we’ll know exactly how much they’re concealing soon.

  • Jay_Sam

    I think current M5 has two problems: 1) front headlights (upper part is wierd and unnecessary) 2) rear lights (too big). Judging from the spy photos, these will be redesigned. Let’s see the result. Whereas Merc is also cooking up e63 facelift, future of german super saloons look interesting.

  • SteersUright

    I keep reading how amazing the latest M5 performs but its simply lost all appeal to me given both its massive size and generic design. Ever since I first saw an e39 M5 I’ve always dreamt about buying one some day. Even the Bangle era V10 had some appeal. This current one just doesnt elicit very much excitement for me when I see it’s generic, massive shape rolling by.

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