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World Exclusive: 2020 BMW M5 facelift spied under camouflage

Team OD  | Updated: May 30, 2019, 04:12 PM IST

OVERDRIVE came across what seems to be a facelift for the current F90 BMW M5. These pictures were taken in Germany and could point to an early prototype of the refreshed sports sedan.

We expect the styling changes to be quite subtle. The front bumper, covered in fake panels here, could be an all-new design. We think this to be more aggressive and come with more creases and gloss-black bits like we have seen on newer BMWs like the M-package equipped Z4. The grille is different, and has single bar inserts, unlike the twin ones on the current M5. We also expect the headlamps to get new details with laser elements. The ones on this car are the older units. We do not expect too many changes to the bodywork though. The rear bumper will be new, clearly revealed here by the new horizontal reflector arrangement.

As far as the interiors are concerned, expected are new trim and material options. Further, the fully digital instrument cluster seen on the X5 and other new BMW could be added here. BMW's latest suite of driver assistance systems, more M-specific drive modes are some more expected features.

We suspect the M5 facelift will continue with its current 4.4-litre twin-turbo, eight-speed auto, AWD package. But a power bump should be in the works. The facelifted M5 could match or surpass the current M5 Competition's 617PS/750Nm figures. Also expect the lighter performance bits like the exhaust, springs and brakes from the M5 Competition and 35 Jahre to make it here. This should help it match the M5 Competition's 0 to 100 kmph time of 3.1s.

The M5 facelift should make its international debut in the last quarter of this year, followed by an India launch in early 2020. Prices should see a 5 to 10 percent increase over the current car.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.55 Crore
Displacement
4395cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
625
Max Torque(Nm)
750
Mileage
9.8 Kmpl
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