Need for Speed Payback Unveils 2018 BMW M5

By Rebecca Smith, 3 months ago
Not to be outdone by Porsche, who unveiled the 911 GT2 RS through Forza Motorsport 7 at E3 this year, BMW decided to get in on the act. In partnership with EA and Ghost Games, BMW revealed the 2018 BMW M5 at Gamescom 2017 alongside in-game footage of the car in Need for Speed Payback.

The M5 takes the BMW M-series into new territory, with 441 kW/600 hp, peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) and 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp] fuel consumption combined/ 241 g/km CO2 emissions combined, which promise supreme propulsive power and formidable performance. The new M xDrive developed by BMW M GmbH is the most engaging all-wheel-drive system yet to grace the high-performance segment and will be on display across various terrains in Need for Speed Payback.

As you can see from the trailer, the cops are back and they're out to stop whatever antics to try. An infamous cartel, The House, is bankrolling the police force, allowing them to purchase better enforcer vehicles. You'll face rhinos, killswitches and helicopters as the reinforcers try every tactic in the book.


The BMW M5 itself is not available for purchase until February 2018, but players will be able to take the car's virtual representation for a cruise in the city streets, or go for the more challenging Fortune Valley landscapes, when Payback is released on November 10th.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.