After seeing many spyshots and the Germans in Munich are finally ready to draw the attention of all M-enthusiasts to their brand new four-door sedan. The BMW Concept M5 will be shown to the public during the Auto Shanghai 2011.
Uncompromising performance and typical M aesthetics in a BMW 5 Series Sedan provide the basis for the BMW M5 driving experience. With each model generation, the advancements made in the development of premium sedans in terms of comfort, safety and premium ambience were accompanied by new possibilities to intensify that unsurpassed ‘M feeling’.
The world premiere of the BMW Concept M5 at the Auto Shanghai 2011 foreshadows the continuation of this tradition. Based on the design vocabulary developed for the BMW 5 Series Sedan, the near-series concept car reflects the characteristic styling features of a BMW M automobile.
A new high-revving V8 engine with M twin-turbo technology guarantees typical M power output. The eight-cylinder engine delivers a spontaneous and even acceleration. The new engine and a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission are combined with Drivelogic and M-specific suspension and steering.
The BMW Concept M5’s engine power is transferred to the rear wheels by a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic. This double-clutch gearbox, which was specifically tuned to the new V8 engine’s performance characteristics, offers extremely fast gear shifting, precise gear selection and a high degree of effectiveness.