2011 BMW M5 More Information Unveiled 480x280

It isn’t the first time we have discussed the 2011 BMW M5. Information regarding the engine setup, used materials and the availability of KERS were rumoured before. But more information has unveiled itself over the past few days.

The new M-type F10-series will be launched after a show debut in late 2010 or early 2011. According to Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, interviewed by CAR Magazine only a saloon will be available, there will be no new M5 Touring.

The engine will be a 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo producing 578bhp and 530lb-ft of torque. The same engine as is being used in the X6M and X5M. Forced induction makes it the first M saloon to be turbocharged. The top speed will be limited to 155mph (250km/h) as a standard, unlimited top speed would top out around 188mph (303km/h). The acceleration from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) is performed in about 4.4 seconds. This is 0.3 seconds faster than the current model.

15 COMMENTS

  1. This is stupid, how can the 2011 M5 just do 188mph when the old one can reach 204mph once the limiter has been removed. The only positive thing about the new M5 will be the interior as the previous M5’s interior and the rest of the 5 series was bloody revolting. so lets hope the interior of this M5 is more driver orientated and looks like the new 5 series.

  2. This whole article is wrong.
    BMW have decided on using a 5.5liter V10 and they say it will produce somewhere around 600BHP.

    According to the M division spokesperson the new M5 will be limited to 155MPH but by removing this limiter the new M5 will reach 210MPH.
    0-62 are on the old model 4.7 seconds, the new one is aimed to do it in 4.0 seconds.

  3. the only difference between fast audi and m5 is that m5 delivers pure performance like ferrari. If twin-turbo will be the next thing, then m5 looses its passion and purity. I’d rather buy a diesel than 7k rpm twin turbo shitty engine, regardless of power it makes

  4. economics fool. tt increases mpg. have you even read current events about oil and GREEN?
    instead of griping go and find out why.

  5. I’m actually exited for the release of this car , also i’m not really put off by BMW M’s decision to go the turbo route , it shows the general public that they aren’t afraid to try out new bold things and that they move with technology.

  6. What so many of you fail to realize is that although BMW is switching to turbos for their M models, BMW will continue to stick close to the original M engine philosophy. Most likely to be seen first in the NEW 2014 M3 will be a high revving twin turbo I6……

  7. Woooooo!!!

    Really the nice car and Best Performance.

    I would like to know how much the price?

    When will b release the M5 F10?

    Best Regards

  8. BMW said something about a twin turbo v8 producing around 550 HP, believe me, i know what im saying, its going to be the engine from the X6 M\\\ and X5 M\\\

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