New BMW M5 Will Have AWD Variant, People Who Can’t Drive Rejoice

By | May 3, 2011

2012 BMW F10 M5

BMW’s new twin-turbo V8 M5 has been making lots of news lately, especially after it’s debut at the┬áShanghai Auto Show. And honestly, what’s not to love? It’s powerful, good looking, and apparently really easy to drive. At least that’s what BMW is saying as they’ve confirmed an all-wheel-drive version of their newest family super-sedan.

Lots of people are already complaining that an AWD M5 basically defeats the purpose of an M5, which to most is smoke-filled powerslides. But honestly, have we not seen this coming from a mile away? Most ever supercar that has a considerable amount of power is opting to put it downing using four wheels instead of two these days. Even pure-bred, power-to-the-back-wheels-only Ferrari have just launched their first ever AWD car, the pug fugly and stupid and ugly and stupid FF. At least zee Germans is giving true drivers a choice of keeping their new M5 rear wheel drive. And for those who only want the car to commute or just flat out can’t drive themselves. Well there’s now a watered-down, tame version for you too.

[Autocar]


3 Comments

AJ Wilcox on May 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm.

I’m a real fan of the AWD. It does take some of the skill out of powerslides, but it should improve the handling many times. I give it the thumbs up!

Anonymous on May 5, 2011 at 8:57 am.

Yeah most owners of M5s aren’t power sliding them around. To buy the rear wheel version while living in Utah when there is an AWD option would be a dumb move.

jd on May 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm.

only a hillbilly and a moron would say that it is a waterdown version because it’s awd. I’m a race car driver and i will buy this car. what is power if you can’t put it down to the ground. A 500hp porsche turbo S with awd is faster that a 638 corvette zr1 even though it is 200 lbs heavier. Why? because it’s awd. and the buyer of these M5′s are not powersliding hillbilly type like you. It’s a sedan just in case you forgot.

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