New BMW M5 Revealed - Packs 560 Horsepower

The first M5 was launched in 1984 and now the fifth generation of this successful high-performance saloon has been launched. Under the bonnet is a high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package, that delivers 560 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque.

0-62mph comes in 4.4 seconds, 0-124mph in 13.0 seconds and the top speed is 155mph or 190mph with M Driver’s Package. Average fuel consumption is 28.5 mpg, that is cut by more than 30 per cent compared to the previous M5 with a V10 engine.

Power is sent to rear wheels via the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. There is also M-specific suspension (front and rear axle kinematics), M Servotronic steering, Dynamic Damper Control, Active M Differential and DSC stability control system including M Dynamic Mode.

Exterior highlights include familiar M elements like front apron with extremely large air intakes for the engine and brakes; athletically flared wheel arches to emphasise wide track; hallmark M “gills” with integrated indicator bars; aerodynamically optimised rear apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust tailpipes, gurney-style rear spoiler on the boot lid and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in exclusive double-spoke design.

Inside features M-specific gear selector, M leather steering wheel with shift paddles, M-specific instrument cluster in black-panel technology, newly designed, leather-covered centre console, M sports seats, standard specification also includes: Merino leather upholstery with extended features, exclusive Aluminium Trace interior trim strips, BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, electrically operated steering column adjustment, four-zone automatic climate control and ambient light.

Prices start from £73,040 with sales starting in November.


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