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The 2018 BMW M5 (F90) is a sports saloon car developed by BMW as the performance model of the F90 generation 5 Series.

Among the most significant changes for this model includes the use of an all-wheel drive system, the first of the non-SUV M models.

The same system offers drivers the ability to switch from an all-wheel drive mode to an all-wheel drive sport mode where more power will be sent to the rear wheels, and a two-wheel drive mode where all power will be sent to the rear wheels.

The car is also offered with semi-autonomous driver assists found in regular 5 Series models.


Need for Speed: No Limits

The M5 appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as a sports class car.


The stock M5 appears as part of the "Xtreme Racing Championship" special event that took place from February 1, 2018 to February 8, 2018. The starting performance rating is 620.

NFSNL BMW M5 F90 Carlist.jpg Sports Class Sports Stock 4050 4500 4489 620 Performance Rating
NFSNL GoldStar 3.pngNFSNL GreyStar 5.png Max 8289 10225 9720 971 Performance Rating
Stage Upgrades

Need for Speed: Payback

The M5's appearance in Need for Speed: Payback was hinted at during the reveal of the game's cover.[2]

On August 23, 2017, the car was publicly revealed and confirmed to be in the game.[3]


It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, race and runner class dealerships upon completing three questlines in chapter 4 - Open Skies.

NFSPB BMWM5 Garage.jpg Drag ClassDrift ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngRace ClassRunner ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Unlocked in chapter 4 - Open Skies.
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 125,450
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 620
Top Speed 191
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 3.40
1/4 Mile 11.60
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 2.8
N2O Power 2.8
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.2
Landing 2.0
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 4.9
Power 4.3

Need for Speed: Heat

The M5 '18 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article published[4][5] on August 19, 2019, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 4, which was released on September 10, 2019.


The stock M5 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png110,500 upon reaching Reputation Level 20NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of seven and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE BMW M5 Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Reputation.png LVL 20
Infobox 2017White Car.png 242
NFSHE Icon Bank.png110,500
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 591
0-60 MPH [s] 3.40
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 553
TOP SPEED [mph] 190
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 7/10)
Engine Swaps (13 Available)
345 hp 4.0L V8
131,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 345 / 1,009
385 hp 4.9L F12
185,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 385 / 1,204
493 hp 3.0L I6
184,000, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 493 / 884
460 hp 6.2L V8
243,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 460 / 1,239
542 hp 5.0L V8
303,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 542 / 1,215
591 hp 4.4L V8
324,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 591 / 1,120
600 hp 5.2L V12
348,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,239
646 hp 3.5L V6
361,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 646 / 1,169
640 hp 8.4L V10
380,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 640 / 1,239
710 hp 3.9L V8
438,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 710 / 1,234
730 hp 6.5L V12
454,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 730 / 1,239
721 hp Forged 3.8L V6
610,000, 47NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 721 / 1,430
585 hp Forged 4.7L V8
620,000, 47NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 585 / 1,452



  1. Article: Two BMW Twin-Turbo V-8s Emerge from the Same Factory, but Don’t Call Them the Same. Available at:
  2. Jalopnik: It Sure Looks Like The New BMW M5 Got Leaked On The Need For Speed: Payback Cover
  3. Facebook: @needforspeed - Need for Speed Payback - Play the Incredible
  4. Article: (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at:
  5. Article: (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: