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    • 2018 BMW F90 M5 xDrive prototype test drives begin to come out - Is the new M5 fun to drive?

      BMW lifted their gag order on the new F90 M5 and suddenly the internet is flooded with 'reviews' of the prototype. Basically, these are propaganda pieces designed to flatter new M5. You are not going to see any of these journalists sitting next to a BMW test driver and criticizing the car.


      These are not reviews but marketing fluff. Do we learn anything about the car? Well, the ability to go from all wheel drive to rear wheel drive appears seamless.

      The question BimmerBoost wants an answer to is what is the weight distribution? Additionally, what does the car weigh? Nobody seems to bring those points up.

      The idea of being able to switch from two wheel drive to four wheel drive on the fly is brilliant in appeasing purists and also appeasing those who just want to go fast off the line. You will finally see good elapsed times on the strip from the M5 even from terrible drivers. Complaints about traction will disappear.

      Somehow, despite the technology and traction advantages incorporated the F90 just does not feel like a real M5. Without a manual transmission and with far more weight up front BMW is not offering anything that stands out.

      Take a look at a couple of the 'reviews' below and see what you think.




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