On 21 August 2017 the new M5 based on the BMW 5 Series (G30) was presented during the 2017 Gamescom to promote the upcoming Need for Speed Payback video game. The new M5 was presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in September 2017. For the time being, the new M5 will be delivered exclusively as a sedan from spring 2018 at prices starting at 117,900 euros. At the start of sales, the limited edition model "M5 First Edition", which is limited to 400 copies, is priced at EUR 137,400.
In contrast to the previous models, the M5 is available for the first time with all-wheel drive. BMW, however relies on a rear biased design which is designed exclusively for driving dynamics BMW also has included a true rear wheel drive mode. The engine is an evolution of the S63 from the previous model. With a power of 441 kW (600 PS; 591 bhp) the new M5 has the same power as the as the limited edition "Competition Package" and "30 Jahre M5" models of the F10 generation, while the torque has been raised to 750 N·m (553 lb·ft) 70 Nm above the F10 M5. The car is now equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission as opposed to the previous M5's 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The F90 is the first M5 ever to only have an auto option. It accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11.1 seconds. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), and without limiter 305 km/h (190 mph) with the optional M Driver's Package. Despite the heavier four-wheel drive, BMW was able to reduce the weight of the new M5 by about 40 kg over the outgoing model.