BMW Malaysia has teased the arrival of the new F90 BMW M5 on its official Facebook page, indicating that the model “is coming,” but didn’t provide an exact date. The latest M5 first made its global debut in August last year, and has already been launched in Thailand.

Under the bonnet, the M5 is equipped with a 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 (600 hp/750 Nm) paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and an Active M Differential. The performance sedan also receives an M xDrive system, making it the first M5 to feature all-wheel drive.

As we found out during our time with one last year, the introduction of all-wheel drive made for elevated dynamics. Even so, fans of old school fun can still fiddle around with the car’s systems to set the car up for tyre shredding duty.

Despite its heft, the M5 is still capable of shaming a few supercars in a 0-100 km/h race, taking just 3.4 seconds to complete the sprint. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h, but goes up to 305 km/h with the optional M Driver’s Package.

The M5 will compete against the W213 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+, which was launched here in September last year, priced from RM998,888. Pending an official price for the M5, which of the two “super sedans” do you prefer?

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