2019 BMW M5 Review
The 2019 BMW M5 Competition is the latest in the iconic M5 series which the famous manufacturer started back in 1985. It offers a unique blend made from the power of a super sports car combined with an everyday sedan. It’s a powerhouse integrated with the touch of a four-door family car, providing comfort, luxury and speed.
As potential buyers, selecting a car is influenced by two factors; want and need. The BMW M5 2019 satisfies both these factors, although some might argue the ‘want’ factor holds precedence. The BMW M5 2019 is an upgraded model of its predecessor. New features have been added along with more power and some tweaks to the design. Let’s take a deeper look at everything it brings to the table.
The new BMW M5 2019 does not show any significant changes to its exterior design. It is nearly identical to the previous model. Coming to some tweaks made in the design, the Kidney grill upfront has changed to high-gloss black from chrome. Its engine hood also shows some black accents. The sides show black window rims with high-gloss black mirror caps. In addition, fender gills are also featured in black.
The sedan now has 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with a double seven-spoke design. Furthermore, the rear end of this vehicle shows high-gloss black trunk lid spoiler and diffuser in the bumper. The 4 tailpipes are also black. Also, the “M5 Competition” badge graces the lid of the M5’s trunk.
As for the layout of the BMW M5 2019, new color combinations have been introduced for better customization. One can opt for an all-black interior, a black and brown combination or even a black and white blend.
Compared to the previous model, the dashboard now has an aluminum-carbon dark chrome trim; a unique feature for this model. The vehicle also has adjustable sports bucket seats. There is increased storage space in door panels. Upgraded sound absorbing features have been added for there to be less noise while you ride the BMW M5 2019.
Front seats feature 20-way adjustability and offer good ventilation and massage functions. The seats are comfortably spaced. So, you won’t feel the cabin closing in on you even with five people in the car. A 10.25-inch touchscreen highlights the dashboard for easy navigation, phone, entertainment, and social functions. Wireless charging and Wi-Fi hotspot are added features. Rear passengers won’t get bored because of two screens (attached to the backs of the front seats) for them to play videos on.
The BMW M5 2019 boasts a powerful upgraded 4.4-liter V-8 engine. It has a 4WD sports mode that impressively grips any road. Optional carbon-ceramic brake rotors are available. It has M1 and M2 programmable shortcut buttons on the steering wheel. You can program the Sports Mode with these buttons to enjoy the type of ride you want. As mentioned, wireless charging and Wi-Fi hotspot are added features. You also get your standard airbags. This vehicle offers reverse assist and blindspot monitoring.
Specifics / Performance
|BASE PRICE||$103,595 MSRP|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, rear/all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan|
|ENGINE||Twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection|
|TRANSMISSION||8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|TORQUE||553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm|
|CURB WEIGHT||4300 lb|
|DISPLACEMENT||268 cu in, 4395 cc|
|TOP SPEED||189 mph|
|0-60 MPH||2.8 sec|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Q2 2019 (est.)|