We have yet to be presented with the successor to BMW’s current (sixth) generation 5-Series, internally-known by the “F10” designation. Alas, spy photographers have prevailed nonetheless in capturing the hottest variant of the future car – the BMW M5 – testing around the German marque’s headquarters in Munich, Germany.
You can see the full spy photo gallery at the Autoblog website.
Whatever employees were tasked with wrapping the prototype BMW M5 in obscuring black and white vinyl performed their duties well; this photo gallery isn’t giving away much of anything meaningful. In fact, it only gives itself away as the successor to the BMW M5 and not a lesser 5-Series with its massive brake rotors and quadruple exhaust tips.
As far as reasonable (technical) expectations from the forthcoming, next-generation BMW M5, all-wheel drive might be on the menu. Former BMW M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke hinted back in 2013 at a possible AWD M5 and M6 in the future; we anticipate it to arrive on the new M as an option, at least. Autoblog reports that power output will likely hover around the 600 HP mark, and for now, we’d guess that the option of a manual transmission remains intact.