The new Mercedes-AMG E63 is not the only one featuring a drift mode that sends all the power to the rear wheels because BMW is going public with the same idea. Both brands are offering this system for the first time, but that doesn’t mean they will sacrifice on the fun.
As it has already been widely known, the new M5 is coming with the ability for drivers to switch from all-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive only to give drivers the smoky hooliganism they are all carving for. It has never been so easy like with this super sedan to switch between the two modes, so, drifters and North American Snow Belt residents read carefully because the new BMW M5 is coming only to rejoice you!
This is good news to drifters because recently there were rumors that BMW would begin electrifying its M cars, which means one day, we will have nothing left but silent all-wheel drive cars.
Opposed to the line of xDrive vehicles, BMW will encapsulate the two drive modes in one by adding a mode that will be sending 100% of the power of the engine to the rear wheels of the vehicle. With this, the owners will be enjoying the safety and control but even the fun of the RWD at once.
Whenever the drivers want to send clouds of tire smoke into the air, they should press only one button on the steering wheel, reports German publication BimmerToday.
The power that comes out of all four wheels should help the outrageous M5 to do well on snow. The power again will be coming from a revised version of the twin turbo 4.4-liter V8, which will be able of producing 600hp. On dry asphalt, a maximum of 3.5 seconds will pass before the three-digit speed can be reached. Apart from this, the all-wheel drive naturally offers great traction advantages on slippery ground, which is a great opportunity to enjoy the ride on snow.
The M5 F90 is to go further with the weight savings tactics employed on the G30 5 Series to make it lighter than its predecessor. As the Mercedes AMG E63 is running unchallenged, we just wait to moment to see what happens when BMW brings out the F90 with the power and technology to bite back at Mercedes.