The arrival of the new BMW M5 coincides with the mid-career resyling of the traditional Bavarian saloon version. The car has received a stylistic fine-tuning, a general technical refinement and also features a new 12.3-inch central display. A series of stylistic changes give the new BMW M5 an even more attractive appearance. The newly developed, larger BMW double kidney grille and modified front and rear aprons add a powerful, sporty aura that surrounds the high-performance saloon.

A number of specific design features developed by the BMW M department clearly distinguish this car from other models in the 5 Series range. The hollowed-out aluminium bonnet, the front side panels with M-gills and the carbon fibre-reinforced plastic roof create a sculptural and striking appearance, with considerable weight savings. The large central hexagonal air intake incorporates the oil cooler and radar sensor for the Active Cruise Control system. The new L-shaped striped light signature characterises the LED spotlights, giving them an even sportier and more aggressive look.

The interiors were also objects of this stylistic update. At the centre of the dashboard is the new 12.3-inch display dedicated to the management of the infotainment system. Two new buttons have also popped up on the centre console for direct access to trim, system and guidance settings and various head up display readings. Once the M Mode button is pressed the driver can quickly select Road, Sport or Track driving modes.