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BMW M5 (F90) alongside the BMW M5 (E28)
ManufacturerBMW M GmbH
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive (1985–2016)
Front-engine, all-wheel-drive (2017–present)
RelatedBMW 5 Series

The BMW M5 is a high performance variant of the BMW 5 Series marketed under the BMW M sub-brand. It is considered an iconic vehicle in the sports sedan category.[1][2] The majority of M5's have been produced in the sedan (saloon) body style, however the E34 and E60 generations were also available with a wagon (estate) body style in selected markets.

The first M5 model was hand-built in 1986 on the 535i chassis with a modified engine from the M1 that made it the fastest production sedan at the time.[3] M5 models have been produced for every generation of the 5 Series since 1986.

  1. ^ "Best Sport Sedans: Top-Rated Performance Sedans for 2018". Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 BMW M5 Review: Luxury Sedan or Supercar, But Never Anything in Between". Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Early History: The BMW 5 Series". BimmerFile. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2016.

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