spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
that debuted at this year's
Shanghai Motor Show
, but it comes as no surprise to see that the near-production models the German automaker is testing look exactly like the car we saw on stage. For what it's worth, we certainly hope the dark brown paint seen on this prototype will be offered when the
. Those blacked-out wheels can stay, too.
As you've no doubt read
, the M5 will be offered with
twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, packing somewhere north of 480 horsepower. In the United States, both a manual and dual-clutch transmission will be available, and all-wheel drive
may be in the cards
, as well.
We'll have the full details later this year. The
Frankfurt Motor Show
can't come soon enough.