The latest M5 is a super sedan of many talents. It has an all-wheel-drive system that arguably takes out the fun from the original rear-wheel drive, but increases handling attributes. Kudos to BMW for that. And in case you miss the old M5 fun, it can go back to RWD with its xDrive system with three modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport, and 2WD.

It also packs an executive look that packs 600 horses inside its long bonnet with its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. Its M5 Competition version maximizes this to 617, making it a dean’s lister among its rivals.

The beauty of the BMW M5:

With that voluminous power under the hood, the BWW M5 can go from standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds. Not bad for a car that can seat five and can fill its trunk with two-month-worth of groceries. Not bad at all.

This puts the M5 the second-fastest versus its top-three rivals: the Mercedes-AMG E63, Audi RS7, and Cadillac CTS-V. Although it isn’t as light as the Mercedes nor the Cadillac, the difference is minimal and doesn’t really hinder the performance of the Bavarian brand.

Last, but definitely not the least, the M5 has scorching top speed of 190 mph (306 kph). In comparison again to the three competitors, it’s faster than the Mercedes (186 mph), at par with the Audi, but a bit short against the Cadillac (200 mph). But wait, that’s only on paper.

On the video above, you could see that the M5 is capable of reaching 194 mph (313 kph). With that, its only nemesis now is its American counterpart to become the fastest super sedan on the planet.

Now, just how fast can the M5 go from zero to top speed? Watch the video to find out. Clue: it’s under a minute and looked very easy for the M5.

Source: L’argus via Youtube

Gallery: 2018 BMW M5: First Drive

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