BMW South Africa has finally released pricing for their all-new 2018 M5. According to their online configurator, the F90 M5 will carry a base price of R1 732 300, significantly cheaper than the more powerful Mercedes-AMG E63 S at R1 878 318.
However, once you start adding options, the M5's price climbs immensely. For starters, the 'must have' 20-inch 706M wheels add R30 200, while selecting a BMW Individual color like 'Pure Metal Silver' sees the price leap by a staggering R113 200. On the interior, selecting the 'Full leather Merino Silverstone' option adds R108 000 to the purchase price.
On the performance front, carbon ceramic brakes will cost R127 000, while the M Driver's Pack (which raises top speed from 250kph to 300kph) costs R36 800. You even pay for the carbon fibre engine cover which is R17 300. On the safety front, options like active cruise control add R20 700, while Driving Assistance Plus is R24 600.
The M5 is generally well specced however there are some oddball options one can tick if you really want something different, much like the anthracite alcantara roof lining which costs R18 100, or the BMW M branded seatbelts at R4 350, to name just two.
BMW's online configurator for the M5 is now live, with local deliveries expected to commence at the end of March 2018.