The BMW M5 became World Performance Car 2018. That is the seventh time BMW has received a World Car Award from the organisation World Car of the Year.
There were a total of eleven vehicles in this category. They were performance cars of which at least 2,000 produced units per year. Another necessary feature is availability for purchase on at least two continents from 1 January 2017 until 31 May 2018. Selection and voting in all categories were the tasks of an international jury consisting of 82 leading automobile journalists from 24 countries.
The BMW M5 has been voted World Performance Car 2018
The BMW M5 has the latest version of the 4.4-litre V8 engine with M Twin Power Turbo Technology. An output of 600 hp and a maximum torque of 750 Nm guarantee supreme propulsion and phenomenal driving performance: the V8 biturbo engine accelerates the M5 from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.
The new M5 features the M specific all-wheel-drive system M xDrive. The new 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic takes care of the power transmission. In conjunction with M xDrive, this ensures the power of the high-revving turbo engine transfers to the road in perfect fashion.
— BMW South Africa (@BMW_SA) April 6, 2018