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BMW 3-Series Driver Receives 3 Months in Jail for Laser Jammer

BMW 3-Series Driver Receives 3 Months in Jail for Laser Jammer

What? Why? How? Seriously… What?

In recent news within the United Kingdom, a BMW 3-Series driver receives 3 months in jail for using a laser jammer. Yes, that was read correctly. Somehow, someway, a laser jammer can equate to jail time and a stiff fine. Unfortunately, Michael Twizell, 58 of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, learned the hard way. Firstly, laser jammers are illegal as their purpose is to interfere with speed signals. Police and speed cameras use laser to obtain the speed of a vehicle. By disrupting the signal, the driver disallows the police to read a speed. So, obviously, its purpose is to avoid speeding tickets. Hence, the law deciding it illegal to use while driving. So, to rub it in even more, the court decides a fine of $1,900 shall go along with the jail time. Honestly, that just seems quite ridiculous… a fine would’ve been enough in itself. It’s another modern day story of throwing away taxpayer money.

Statements by Traffic Constable Andy Forth

Due to the BMW 3-Series laser jammer jail time debate reaching big news, the Traffic Constable Andy Forth made statements:

“To use a device which is capable of interfering with police speed measurement is clearly as shown today a very serious matter… Drivers may face a custodial sentence for using such a device this way.” – Traffic Constable Andy Forth

So, obviously, the Traffic Constable sees this as a legitimate, serious problem. In the end, it is hard to dispute the use of a laser jammer. Where legal, simply use a laser and radar detector. It’ll offer information on detection. In most places, laser jammers are illegal. So, hence, check local laws and simply buy a detector.

“North Yorkshire Police will continue to investigate similar allegations when people use these devices to interfere with the normal course of justice… I advise anyone who may have a similar device fitted to their vehicle to think about the consequences of using such a device and strongly recommend that they remove it from their vehicle to avoid a future prosecution.”– Traffic Constable Andy Forth

With such strong emphasis on cutting down on laser jammers, it may be smart to disconnect or remove a laser jammer if there’s one installed on a vehicle. The jail time is definitely not worth the risk, it’ll be a less fine to simply speed about daily. But, this is not something EuroDrift promotes or advises. Be sure to follow the legal rules of driving on roads based on location. Cities, states, and countries can have different laws and punishments. Be sure to understand this well before hitting the road!

Jail Time & $1,900 for Laser Jammer

How Radar Detectors & Laser Jammer Work – The Speed Channel – Radar Busters – YouTube

Laser jammers seem like a great decision for a fast driver, but think again. 3 months in jail and a $1,900 fine are definitely not worth it. Why not just follow the speed limit and not worry? Well… many of us can ask the same question but won’t. In reality, a speeding fine is definitely easier to fight in court and cheaper on the pocket. Be sure to understand limits, as passing a certain speed can lead to loss of license and more. But, going 5 mph over the limit will probably not yield this punishment. Some states, such as PA, don’t ticket for up to 5 mph over. But, beyond that, it is a risk. So, speeding in the 720S may seem like a good idea, but save it for the track! Overall, simply put, don’t bother with a laser jammer, just buy a radar detector where legal.

Disclaimer: EuroDrift DOES NOT promote speeding or the use of illegal devices. Be sure to check local laws for speed and device limitations.

Is BMW Joking with the New Kidney Grille Design? Nope!

Is BMW Joking with the New Kidney Grille Design? Nope!

BMW Emphasizes Kidney Grille

Next-Generation BMW X7 - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Next-Generation BMW X7 – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the next-generation of BMW models, the manufacturer is making a major design change to the front end. Is it noticeable in the picture above? Most likely, but if not, look again! Wow! Look at those kidney grilles! This truthfully leads to the question, what are they thinking!? With the new 7-Series and X7 SUV to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, this will come as a shock to many. Some people may defend BMW by saying how most people can’t afford the cars. But, this isn’t about money. It is about the design of the new kidney grille layout.

Will This Affect BMW Sales?

Next-Generation BMW X7 - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Next-Generation BMW X7 – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Overall, a major question with the new kidney grille design is, will this affect BMW sales? Truthfully, probably not by much at all. Firstly, BMW has a major backing by people worldwide who support and love this brand, for good reason. Secondly, the BMW grille is just a portion of an overall next-generation machine. Inside the vehicle, the interior is luxurious and contains beautiful technology. The rest of the body flows smoothly, from side to rear. But, hey… those kidney grilles… In the end, only time will tell if BMW made a smart move, or bad move. It’s kind of like playing chess… the right move can win the game, the wrong move can lose it.

New Kidney Grille on All BMWs?

World Premiere: BMW X7 and the largest BMW kidney grill ever! – BMWBLOG – YouTube

After seeing the new kidney grille design on the 7-series sedan and X7 SUV, will it reach all BMWs? Most likely. With the new design, BMW will probably overhaul the entire fleet, including the 3-Series. This reminds many of a facelift gone wrong. Sometimes, people like to go under the knife to look better. Many times, it just makes everything look worse. This may be the case here, but let’s give BMW a chance. For being one of the best German manufacturers, this company knows the expectations. Hopefully, it meets them.

Next-Generation BMW X7 - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Next-Generation BMW X7 – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

BMW Vision iNEXT: “A Visionary Driving Experience”

BMW Vision iNEXT: “A Visionary Driving Experience”

All Electric, Highly Automated “SAV”

BMW Vision iNEXT - Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW Vision iNEXT – Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

BMW is working towards leading the future into the next generation of auto design. With the BMW Vision iNEXT, the company shows their dream for the next stage of the market. The BMW Vision iNEXT is an all-electric, highly automated, and fully connected sports activity vehicle (SAV). Although “SAV” is a new term, it is something that may become more popular moving into the next decade. On top of being an EV, this car features other design implementations that promote spaciousness. The purpose of these future car designs is to showcase a new level of relaxation while commuting to and from anywhere.

A Breakdown of Design

BMW Vision iNEXT - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW Vision iNEXT – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The BMW Vision iNEXT is a vehicle that receives all of its power from electric motors. Obviously, these motors work in conjunction with a battery. But, unfortunately, there is no available information on these types of specs yet. But there are a few design decisions that stand out. Firstly, the windscreen seamlessly combines with the panoramic roof. This creates an “open” feel to the cockpit of the car. Secondly, the car contains artificial intelligence as it learns every time it is driven. Thirdly, the car provides a digital display on demand, leaving distraction to a minimum for the driver. Finally, the interior has hand-woven Jacquard fabric with fine wood.

BMW Vision iNEXT - Passenger Seating - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW Vision iNEXT – Passenger Seating – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Future of Cars is Coming!

The BMW Vision iNEXT – In Arcadia – BMW – YouTube

As manufacturers race to win the EV challenge of the current decade, cars such as the BMW Vision iNEXT show what is possible. With these designs, the future of cars is coming! And it is moving fast, with Mercedes ready to release a full line-up of EVs by the mid-2020s. BMW, an obvious competitor, is also facing off with its own line up of “iNext” vehicles. Even Audi is targeting the upcoming market with the e-tron models. Overall, electric vehicles will be the common car of the future.

BMW Vision iNEXT - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW Vision iNEXT – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe Breathes Sophistication

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe Breathes Sophistication

The Stunning BMW M850i Coupe

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe - Rear Corner Overview - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe – Rear Corner Overview – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe is a machine of prime sophistication. BMW states that the M850i is an “extrovert” meant to attract attention. The starting MSRP of this vehicle is $111,900. From there, price can increase drastically with options. For this price, the owner will have a piece of quality engineering. The engine to the interior overhaul makes this car quite unique. Who wouldn’t want to drive this high-quality automobile?

4.4-Liter TwinPower Turbo V8

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe sports a 4.4-liter TwinPower turbo V8 engine. This motor boasts 523 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine works in combo with an 8-speed automatic transmission. For an optimal driving experience, there are steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and launch control. From 0 to 60 mph, the M850i will take only 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. These performance specs can give some thanks to the xDrive, smart AWD system. To no surprise, this car performs how an M car should on the street and track.

Overhauls in Technology

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe withholds quite a few overhauls in technology. Beginning with the BMW iDrive 7.0 System, this car has customizable interactions. Furthermore, this includes touch, voice, and optional gesture control. With available glass controls, this car can push senses to the max. Next, the interior wears multi-functional heated front seats with extended or full Merino leather options. Lastly, there are stunning headlights on the front end. These BMW Icon Adaptive LED Headlights also contain Laserlight technology. These lights make driving at night a breeze.

The Newest BMW Model is a Beauty

Flat Out in the New BMW M850i! | EXPERIENCE – Shmee150 – YouTube

Overall, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe is a beautiful vehicle. From it’s roaring V8 to it’s stunning interior, this car is built to impress. Beyond the information above, this car can be built via BMW Individual. This allows buyers to customize the car to a much further extent, for a much higher price. Another awesome option is the European Delivery package. This allows the car buyer or leaser to fly to Munich, Germany for a first drive in the car. This is quite an experience option that is a fantastic idea to get abroad. In conclusion, the M850i will be the next major competitor for the large coupes class, competing against the S-Class and more.

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe & BMW M8 GTE - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe & BMW M8 GTE – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

BMW to Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018

BMW to Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018

What Vehicle Will BMW Debut?

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept - Front - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept – Front – BMW – EuroDrift

“Suffice it to say that this new model will certainly be an emotional addition to the BMW range.” – BMW Statement During Press Release

In 2018, BMW promises to debut an “emotional” vehicle at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Thus, many people are pointing towards the official Z4 model release. In August 2017, BMW brought the Z4 Roadster Concept to the Pebble Beach Concours show. On top of the possible Z4 debut, BMW will also display the new 8-Series. Both cars are part of the new line-up that will hit markets for the 2019 model year. But, there is also no guarantee which car BMW will debut at the show.

The ‘2019’ BMW Z4

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept - Side - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept – Side – BMW – EuroDrift

For the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018, there is speculation of a Z4 debut. If this is the case, it will most likely be a 2019 BMW Z4 due to the August timing. The BMW Z4 Roadster Concept officially debuted at Monterey Car Week last year. The expectations are that the Z4 will be offered in an inline-4 and inline-6 engine. The inline-4 starts around 180 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque. As per the inline-6, it should sport around 320 horsepower and 340 lb.-ft. of torque. At a price of $50,000 to $60,000, this car will be an impressive, affordable car. Although, in the end, the Z4 does relate closely to the new Toyota Supra. That car won’t hit market until next year.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept - Interior Perspective - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept – Interior Perspective – BMW – EuroDrift

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a high-end luxury show at the world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. The event is held at the lodge with its prestigious location and rating. Each year, manufacturers bring new cars to display while spectators bring their finest collectible vehicles. General Admission Tickets start at a whopping $325 prior to August 1, and $375 beginning August 1. From there, prices only increase with the next level equating to $825 per ticket. Obviously, this event caters to the wealthy as the base tickets cost more than a Beyoncé concert.

BMW Expects to Impress the Spectators

2019 BMW Z4 Concept – Interior Exterior and Drive – CAR TV – YouTube

Overall, BMW expects to ‘wow’ the Pebble Beach spectators this year. While the 8-Series will be on display at the show, many still wonder what BMW will also bring to the table. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is no joke, so BMW will hopefully make an impressive debut. The ‘2019’ BMW Z4 is a great option for a victory at the show. Many people have been waiting for the revival of the Z4, and no one will be disappointed with this design. In conclusion, time will only tell as the debut will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept - Rear Angle - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Concept – Rear Angle – BMW – EuroDrift

BMW M Models to Release as Electric Vehicles (EVs)

BMW M Models to Release as Electric Vehicles (EVs)

An Electric Future for BMW M Models

“For sure, all M vehicles will be electrified by the end of the next decade.” – Frank van Meel (BMW’s M Chief)

In recent years, auto manufacturers are moving towards electrifying their lineups. Not surprisingly, BMW must hop on the bandwagon at some point. BMW M models will release as electric vehicles at some point in the next decade. The quote above is a statement from Frank van Meel at a press conference to CarAdvice journalists. So, expecting an electrified M2 or M5 may not be a crazy thought. Either way, electric vehicles (EVs) are the way of the future. So, hopping on board is a requirement for most manufacturers at some point.

A Step-by-Step Process for BMW

2018 BMW M2 - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M2 – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

Below, a quote by Frank van Meel can be seen discussing a step-by-step process. For BMW, the BMW M model lineup will change with the right technology. Currently, BMW is working on its own hybrid technology. Astonishingly, BMW is designing its own electric motor, gearbox, and platform, from scratch. This is occurring while BMW is working on its fifth-gen architecture that’ll include powertrain options. But, BMW M is not in a rush to electrify the lineup. The BMW M division will await its own “better” technology.

“That’s going to happen step-by-step. The important question is the timing question – what’s the right time for that? If you’re too late then you’re too late, but if you’re too early then you don’t have the ‘straight to the point’ technology.” – Frank van Meel (BMW’s M Chief)

Dissatisfaction with Electrical Components

2018 BMW M4 - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M4 – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

One of the main reasons that the BMW M model lineup is not electrified is the components themselves. Below, Meel can be seen showing disappointment with electrical components. From his perspective, they are quite heavy which will effect weight and power-to-weight ratios. This will obviously lower the overall performance of the vehicle… but maybe not. BMW should look to Tesla for an understanding of EV technology. Why? Because Tesla has a sedan that can reach 60 mph in under 3 seconds. That is faster than most sports cars, including Ferrari and Lamborghini. So, electrical component weight is a poor reason for not advancing the fleet.

“Look at today’s electrification components, they are quite heavy and, for us as a motorsports company, overall vehicle weight and power-to-weight ratio is key.” – Frank van Meel (BMW’s M Chief)

The EV Future of BMW

Why BMW is Going All in With Electric Cars – Bloomberg – YouTube

In the future, within a decade, BMW M models plan to release with electrification. Regardless, by 2025, BMW plans to offer 40% electric powertrain models to the market. Electric vehicles are a growing trend and the way for the future. The beautiful sound of engines will be missed, but just as everything else, things change. It is time for the world to accept the future of the automobile. Performance and respect to the environment are both obtained with EVs. In conclusion, BMW is joining the ever-growing EV market with its models, one by one.

2018 BMW X2 - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 BMW X2 – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

BMW iNext EV: Arriving in 2021

BMW iNext EV: Arriving in 2021

BMW Sets High Goal for EV Models

In recent years, BMW has shown high interest in achieving success within the electric vehicle (EV) market. In 2016, BMW announced the plans for the iNext EV vehicle. The BMW iNext EV will be a “new innovation driver, with autonomous driving, digital connectivity, intelligent lightweight design, a totally new interior and ultimately bringing the next generation of electro-mobility to the road” (Quote by BMW CEO Harald Krüger). The BMW iNext EV will probably take after the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept. Furthermore, the list of features within the iNext EV are sure not to disappoint. At the BMW Annual General Meeting, the CEO presented the initial design for this new tech flagship.

435 Mile Range & SAE Level 3 Autonomous Driving

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The BMW iNext EV boasts a ton of amazing features. Firstly, the iNext EV will offer a mileage range up to 435 miles. And yes, this is on one charge, not two or three. Secondly, there will be SAE level 3 autonomous driving tech with level 4 arriving within a year or so. This means that eyes on the road and hands on the wheel do not apply. Scary? Maybe. Not really. These features in themselves are a great feat for the BMW engineering team.

Expect 25 Electric BMW Models by 2025

BMW Vision Next 100 – interior Exterior and Drive – CAR TV – YouTube

By 2025, BMW plans to offer 25 electric vehicles, with 12 being fully electric. This means that BMW will offer mostly hybrids but with almost half being fully electric. This is quite an impressive goal and there will no doubt be competition in this field for the years to come. Recently shown in Beijing, the BMW all-electric X3 may arrive as early as 2020. Later in 2018, BMW will show the iNext EV as a “Vision Vehicle” concept to the world. Production for the iNext EV should begin in Dingolfing, Germany in 2021. In conclusion, BMW is aiming to achieve a full offering of electric vehicles in less than 10 years.

Note: The BMW iNext EV and the BMW i Vision are not the same vehicle. The BMW i Vision is shown above for an understanding of the futuristic designs of BMW.

The All-New BMW 8 Series: Debut on June 15th

The All-New BMW 8 Series: Debut on June 15th

BMW 8 Series Debuts on June 15th

BMW 8 Series - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On June 15th, 2018, the day before the start of Le Mans, BMW will introduce the all-new 8 series. The BMW 8 Series is a dynamic-driving luxury sports car. Not surprisingly, the 8 Series will be available in multiple variants. BMW expects to release six different models of this car. These model variations include a Convertible, Coupe, Gran Coupe, and M8 Gran Coupe. Overall, the BMW 8 Series is basically the answer to demand for a 7 Series Coupe.

BMW 8 Series - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

4.4-Liter TwinPower Turbo V8

BMW 8 Series - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe will sport a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8. This motor is capable of 530 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the engine will work in combo with a ZF 8-speed auto transmission. Obviously, other BMW 8 Series models may have differing engine options. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe may reach over 600 horsepower, but there’s no guarantee. Currently, engineers are testing the entirety of the 8 Series on the curvy, windy roads of Wales.

BMW 8 Series - Front Corner in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series – Front Corner in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 8 Series is a Game Changer

Testing of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe. – BMW Group – YouTube

In conclusion, the BMW 8 Series is a game changer in the realm of coupes. In recent times, large coupes are in demand, as seen from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. These vehicles provide a taste of sportiness while still offering high-end luxury. It probably won’t be a surprise for Audi to consider creating a coupe based on a larger model such as the A6 or A8. Either way, it will be tough for anyone to compete with the beautiful 8 Series Coupe. Currently, there isn’t too much information available on this car. But, anyone may sign up on the BMW website to receive more info once it’s available.

BMW 8 Series - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series - Rear Tail Light - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

BMW 8 Series – Rear Tail Light – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

 

BMW Vehicle Subscription Service: Testing in Nashville

BMW Vehicle Subscription Service: Testing in Nashville

BMW Begins Offering Subscription Service in Nashville

2018 BMW M2 - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M2 – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

Just this week, BMW began testing their new BMW vehicle subscription service in Nashville, Tennessee. Similar to the Cadillac and Volvo subscription services, drivers can request vehicles through a mobile app and if desired, can even drive a different car every day of the month.

Once you request your car from the BMW subscription service, a concierge from the local dealer delivers the car to you. It comes fully fueled and detailed and you can even have them preset the car to match your preferences.

Lease, Buy, or Use the BMW Vehicle Subscription Service?

2018 BMW M4 - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M4 – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

Most people are familiar with the buying and leasing process. What they may not realize is how the BMW subscription service might better fit their needs.

A lease can allow you to drive a car for a lower monthly sum than it takes to finance a purchase. For many, it’s a way to drive a nicer car without having a hefty down payment. However, when leasing, you are tied to that one vehicle for the term of your lease and you still have to find auto insurance and maintain the car.

Subscription plans allow you to “own” or “rent” a car month-to-month. This is perfect for those who don’t want the hassle of owning or maintaining a car year around. The BMW subscription service also includes insurance, maintenance, and roadside assistance as part of the subscription fee.

How Much Does It Cost?

BMW’s New Subscription Service I Fortune – Fortune Magazine – YouTube

The cost of the BMW vehicle subscription service is similar to that of other car companies. For between $2,000 and $3,700, BMW lovers can pick between various models such as the BMW M2, the 5 Series, and the X5.

For hybrid enthusiasts, the 530e iPerformance and X5 xDrive40e iPerformance are also available.

And if speed is your thing, then you might want to tool around town in the M4 convertible, M5, M6 convertible, X5M, or X6M.

As of now, the BMW vehicle subscription service is still in the testing phase. Nashville should allow them to learn and grow the program to better meet the needs of their customers before launching it across the country.

2018 BMW X2 - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 BMW X2 – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5: Beastly Twin-Turbo V8 Sports Sedan

2018 BMW M5: Beastly Twin-Turbo V8 Sports Sedan

The Beastly 2018 BMW M5 Sedan

2018 BMW M5 - Front Corner - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Front Corner – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M5 is the sixth-generation M5 to hit the sales floor. After mixed reviews on the previous models, the new M5 contains new features to impress anyone. Although there are still some skeptics, BMW made the new M5 a mean machine. From its V8 engine to its advanced handling, the M5 has made a comeback. With a MSRP of $103,595, this vehicle will also leave a dent in your wallet. Lastly, on top of this, don’t forget about the $1,700 gas guzzler tax.

4.4-Liter Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 600 Horsepower

2018 BMW M5 - Engine - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Engine – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M5 sports a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine under the hood. This motor produces 600 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the M5 to hit 60 mph in around 3.1 seconds… wow! Not surprisingly, the M5 now combines a 8-speed transmission with it’s engine. Although some may criticize this transmission, it was built with economy as well as sportsmanship in mind.

The Sixth-Generation M5 has AWD with Options Galore

2018 BMW M5 - Lower Front Corner - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Lower Front Corner – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

To handle the power, the 2018 BMW M5 arrives with an AWD system. Although, BMW states that the new M5 software prefers RWD for an authentic feel. By using the iDrive Menu and disabling stability control, the driver can access RWD. Correspondingly, the RWD option for the car is called “2WD” and is available in the iDrive’s menu. The AWD system does contribute to the M5’s gluttonous size and weight. Unfortunately, for some, there is no manual transmission option available on the new M5. In reality, the automotive world is moving towards rapid auto shifting which is drastically faster than any human.

Brakes, Handling, Suspension, & More

2018 BMW M5 - Brake - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Brake – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M5 contains a handful of advanced features in the brakes, handling, and suspension realms. First, the M5 has a variable-ratio steering rack. Second, the M5 sports an Active M electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. Third, there are electronically adjustable dampers. Fourth, BMW offers an optional carbon-ceramic brake package. Fifth, and not surprisingly, the M5 has a carbon fiber roof for a lower weight value. Lastly, the M5 wears 20” Pirelli P Zero tires to complement its sportiness.

BMW Redeems the M5 with the Sixth-Generation Model


Overall, BMW redeems themselves with the all-new sixth-generation M5. From it’s power V8 to it’s racing design, the 2018 BMW M5 is a beastly machine. There is no shame in leaving behind the manual transmission, but it will be missed moving forward by many. The only cons of this vehicle are the size and weight but that shouldn’t deter one from enjoying this vehicle. In conclusion, the BMW M5 has always had a place in most European car fans hearts and will remain there for years to come.

2018 BMW M5 - Rear - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Rear – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 - Carbon Fiber Roof - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Carbon Fiber Roof – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 - Interior - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Interior – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

Note: Every picture except the first one are manufacturer images. The BMW manufacturer is the rightful owner of each of these images.

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