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2022 BMW M5 Review: Specs and Pricing

2022 BMW M5


The BMW M5 of 2022 is not a subdued sedan. It's a never-ending four-wheel adrenaline ride. This four-door wonder, which is based on the standard BMW 5-series and enhanced by the brand's M division, is powered by a twin-turbo V-8 that can produce up to 627 horsepower and propels the M5 to heroic acceleration figures. Its great automatic transmission and tough all-wheel-drive system, which has a rear-drive mode for hanging the tail out, aids in the assault.

Although the large sedan in BMW's M vehicle lineup seems less agile than the smaller versions, it has the athleticism and equipment to compete on a track. It gains a place on our Editors' Choice list as well. Additionally, 2022 M5's luxuriously appointed inside will make any journey delightful, whether it's to the racetrack or the lake house.

What has changed for 2022?

BMW expands its M5 lineup with the limited-production Competition Sport (CS) for the 2022 model year. The Bimmer's twin-turbo V-8 has been modified to produce 627 horsepower, and the CS also features special chassis tuning. The CS also benefits from numerous weight-saving techniques. According to the firm, the fastest and most potent production car in BMW history is 230 pounds less than the M5 Competition. The CS's two rear bucket seats and light, heavily bolstered M carbon fiber front seats are further standout features. Customers can add a set of free Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tires to the CS's 20-inch wheels of bronze hue.

Pricing of 2022 BMW M5

The 2022 BMW M5 4dr Sedan AWD is the cheapest model of the 2022 BMW M5 (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Its Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), including the destination fee, is roughly $103,700.

Which one to Purchase?

You will have to pay $30,900 extra for the M5 CS's exclusivity and improved performance than the standard Competition. The Comp's 617 horses and list of track-capable parts would be enough for us, but the Executive package would make it a better choice.

Numerous luxury and driver-assistance features are also added, such as a 360-degree video system, heated front, and rear seats, ventilated front seat cushions with built-in massagers, parking sensors on both ends, and power-operated rear window shades, self-parking assist, soft-close doors.

2022 BMW M5: Interior and Comfort

Elegant sports seats with leather upholstery can be found within the M5. BMW hasn't adopted an all-touchscreen design strategy like many of its competitors, making it simple to change the radio or air conditioning while the car is moving thanks to tactile controls. Numerous desirable options, like a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable steering column, come standard on the M5.

For a premium, BMW offers heated rear seats, vented front seats with massaging features, and four-zone automatic climate control. Regarding storage, the M5 features practical compartments in the interior, and during our testing, its trunk carried six carry-on luggage. 

The inside of the CS model is more race-inspired and boasts distinctive style, badging, and lightweight carbon-fiber front seats with plenty of bolstering. It's also the first M5 with only four seats; the rear bench of the standard M5 is replaced by two bucket seats.

2022 BMW M5: Connectivity

The M5's 12.3-inch touchscreen controls the most recent version of BMW's iDrive infotainment system. It is managed by the driver using a rotary knob on the center console. A Wi-Fi hotspot and basic Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are both included in the system.

All variants include a wireless device charging port and a 16-speaker, 600-watt Harman/Kardon audio system. The 16-speaker, 1400-watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and rear-seat entertainment system are available for those who prefer a more luxurious arrangement.

2022 BMW M5: Engine and Performance

The base model of the M5's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 produces 600 horsepower. This number rises to 617 or 627 horses in the Competition or CS variants, which are more track-focused. Although we haven't yet sat in the CS, we have strapped our testing equipment to the normal M5 and Competition models.

Both exceeded our expectations because of their incredible stopping power, sports car-like cornering grip, and brutally rapid acceleration. The Competition also demonstrated its superiority over the standard M5 during the 2019 Lightning Lap competition on the Grand Course at Virginia International Raceway.

The all-wheel-drive system is strange, and the M5 devout will miss the defunct manual gearbox, but this BMW features a high-tech motor that can direct all of its torque to the rear wheels for fun with the tail. Here, lively, precise steering and a well-controlled, albeit harsh ride improve driving enjoyment. That doesn't mean the M5 can't also serve as a luxury sedan, though, since it glides serenely and is incredibly quiet inside in Comfort mode.

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