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The times, they are a changin'... and so is the BMW M5. Since it hit the streets back in 1985, the M5 has always been a beastly Bavarian that sends power solely to the rear wheels, but now, new reports are stating that the all-new F10 M5 may be available with all-wheel drive.

Exact details of this upcoming M5 have yet to be revealed, but BMW has reportedly confirmed that an AWD-version is in the cards. The production version of the 2012 BMW M5 is set to hit the Frankfurt Motor Show stage in September, and we expect to suss out a few more tidbits of information before that time arrives. Until then, we're content to fill our dreams with visions of snow-filled four-wheel drifts punctuated by the turbo-muffled growl of a force-fed V8 engine.




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      chris lieb
      • 3 Years Ago
      AWD is for Audis... Not the M5. RWD all the way!
      sumfoo1
      • 3 Years Ago
      please be 6 speed please be six speed... what better to upgrade to from a big turbo subaru legacy gt (AWD) than to a twin turbo M5 AWD.....
      Patrick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since Top Gear exposed the horrific snow ability of the x5 or x6 ( i dont remember exactly) I hope the the buyers are not assuming this will work wonders in the snow.
      combatc87
      • 3 Years Ago
      As "pure" as RWD may be, as an Evo X owner it's sometimes nice to be able to still enjoy the power when the rain starts.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Robdaemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        A**hole dot com? What exactly does gay.com have to do with this?
        Spytap
        • 3 Years Ago
        You know what I really appreciate about you Charles M. Harrison Jr? You're totally willing to use the word "gay" as an epithet, regardless of the fact that it makes you look like an intolerant douchebag.
      Speed Devil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi definitely has BMW scared if they're talking about an AWD M5 RS6 over this, better a real awd than a throw in one
      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its all about the dollar,good for the,Personally i think they would make even more money if the had an addition V10 version,as the UBER m5,beside the 550I and 650 have same engines to the this new M5/M6,SORRY just me i CANT GET OVER THE V10,Its TO awesome.
      Torquey Luv
      • 3 Years Ago
      oh dear god what has the ///M badge come to?
      colinebarrett
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...save it for the X6M and X5M
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      This would work, but the RS6 must really have //M worried. (RS6>M5) First, there were V8s. Then there were the V10s. Then there were low-revving turbo engines. Then there were the SUVs. Now AWD? Where has //M gone?
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @QAZZY
        And all of them were piece of art. The best in a league. So new AWD M5 would be the best again. Audi can continue making pretty cars.
      BoostGear.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yikes, will the hard core BMW M fans accept an all wheel drive platform?
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BoostGear.com
        why not? Winter people will do that.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      That explains why the one video had one driving up in the snow. Maybe they had to go with AWD because of the power delivery.
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