Electronic Arts released the current trailer for Need for Speed Payback last month, and today the brand officially unveiled the all-new BMW M5, one of the featured vehicles in the racing game at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany.
Marking as the first time BMW has revealed a car through a video game partnership, the new BMW M5 builds on the traditional concept of a luxurious four-door business sedan by appealing to daily drivers with a taste for high speed and adrenaline. Furthermore, the new M5 takes BMW into new territory, with M xDrive all-wheel drive featuring in the high-performance sedan for the first time. This change of tack sees the M5 exploring new dynamic dimensions and offering greater everyday practicality in all driving conditions.
The new M5 won’t hit dealerships until early 2018, but it’s suggested to pump out 553 pound-feet of torque, with 600 horsepower, and gallop from 0–60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. The M5 can be ordered from September 2017, priced at €117,900, and deliveries will begin in Spring 2018.
Scheduled for launch on the same sales start date as the standard M5 is the BMW M5 First Edition. This special-edition version – limited to a run of 400 examples worldwide – has BMW Individual Frozen Dark Red Metallic paintwork (pictured above), is exclusively appointed and costs an extra €19,500 over the standard model.
For More Beemer-related content, BMW recently gave us a first look at its wild Z4 concept.