The German car maker from Munich, BMW, has finally released their brand new BMW M5. The 2012 model showed its face as a concept over the past few months and is now heading to the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt for the official release. The fulll release includes pictures and a number of in-depth details with respect to the power saloon.
Thew new BMW M5 is the fifth generation of the world’s most successful high-performance saloon in the premium segment of the executive class. It is powered by a high-revving 4.4 liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package – consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control. The total output is 560hp at 6,000 – 7,000rpm and a maximum torque of 680Nm from 1,500rpm. The power is converted to the road via the rear wheels and a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic with traction-optimised automatic gear selection and launch control.
The power-to-weight ratio is 3.3kg/hp achieving an acceleration from 0–100km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0–200km/h in 13 seconds and a top speed at 250km/h or 305km/h with the M Driver’s Package. A rear axle differential with Active M Differential is an electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential. The degree of lock can be varied between 0 and 100 per cent according to the situation.
The exterior design includes a front apron with extremely large air intakes for the engine and brakes, an athletically flared wheel arches to emphasise the wide track, hallmark M “gills” with integrated indicator bars, an aerodynamically optimised rear apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust tailpipes, a gurney-style rear spoiler on the boot lid and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in exclusive double-spoke design.
Two individually configured set-ups for the car can be called up using the new M Drive buttons on the steering wheel. Furthermore, you will have sports seats, a M leather steering wheel, and an M-specific instrument cluster and leather-covered center console on the inside. 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.
Pricing and availability have not been made available at this stage.