BMW finally took the wraps off the 2018 M5. With power shuttled to all four wheels, it's a massive departure from tradition. Motivations comes from a rather more M-like 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 600 horsepower, but a manual transmission isn't on the options list. The new M5 will arrive in U.S. dealers next year.

If yesterday's eclipse wasn't enough, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and what's now dubbed Car Week in Monterey, California, should keep you happy. The first U.S. street-legal McLaren F1 sold at auction, as did a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster, among countless other exotics including some Detroit iron worth your attention.

Separately, Henrik Fisker announced that his new EMotion electric car will be revealed at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in January and his company won't just be showing off a pretty body;  some of the car's next-generation technology such as battery and charging tech will be on display as well.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

All of the wheels, all of the power; meet the new 2018 BMW M5

First US street-legal McLaren F1 sells for whopping $15.6M

2018 Nissan Midnight Edition trucks turn out the lights

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster breaks record to become most expensive British car in the world

Awkward: GM may get into the ridesharing game, despite partnerships with Lyft & Uber

Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" sells for $14 million

Chevy Bolt EV: looking at electric car's long-term challenges

1960s American Dream Cars wow crowds at tony Pebble Beach Concours

DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

Fisker's 400-mile EMotion electric car coming to CES