The 600 hp and all wheel drive will be the headliners for the next generation F90 M5. But it’s the carbon fiber construction and the lower weight perhaps as much as 200 lbs) that should allow for a massively faster car around the track. The new M5 will be powered by a revised 4.4L twin-turbo engine with around 600 hp and more torque than can be deployed by two tires. Thus for the first time BMWM will offer all wheel drive as an option of its most power M car of all time.

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The other M related rumor we’ve heard is recently is a new BMW hybrid system devised for performance. Looking closely at the left side of the M5 in this video it does appear that there’s a crude door cut into the camoflauge where we’d expect to see a charging port. Could BMWM accelerate the hybridization of its range and surprise us with a hybrid M5? We’re not so sure it’s bound to happen on one if the next M cars.

Look for the new M5 to debut in the second half of 2017.