The most powerful and most sporty M5 is about to hit showrooms very soon. It has 4.4 liter V8 twin turbo motor that produces a 560 hp which is 10 percent more than the model it will replace. Torque is rated at 502 ft lb (680 Nm). The new M5 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). However with M drivers package top speed elevates to 190 mph (305 km/h).
The new M5 has a double clutch seven speed automatic gearbox with a Launch control function to improve acceleration. The gearbox is programmed into 3 automatic modes D1,D2 and D3 and two manual modes S1 and S2.
One of the biggest issues in the previous M5 was its fuel economy. It was a gas guzzling monster. The new M5 now like other BMW models comes with Efficient Dynamics system to reduce consumption. High Precision petrol direct injection ensures an extremely precise supply of fuel to the combustion chambers. Injectors are positioned centrally between the valves within immediate range of the spark plugs spray the fuel into the combustion chambers with maximum pressure of 200 bar, providing smooth and clean combustion. An auto Start-stop and Brake regeneration function comes standard to improve overall fuel consumption. BMW claims a 30 percent improvement in economy over last generation M5.
Interior has a sporty M steering wheel, shift knob and instrumentation with black-panel-technology includes classical circular instruments in traditional BMW M car style, with red needles and white illumination, as well as model-specific displays and the M logo in the rev counter. Other features include Xenon headlights with adaptive lightning and daytime driving LED lights, BMW Night Vision system, Lane departure warning system, traffic sign recognition system and Surround view equipped with set of cameras that cover every angle and I-drive system equipped with 10.2 inch display.
This car comes standard with 19 inch alloy wheels with 265/40 R19 format. Also an optional 20 inch types can be ordered. The new M5 can driven in three modes comfort, sport and sport plus. According to these modes the computer adjusts the dampers and steering ratio providing right feedback to the driver.
The new BMW M5 is a five door high performance car saloon which is developed as a track focus machine as well as a daily gentlemen sports car. This is the fifth generation M5 since the original E28 M5 launched 25 years ago. This is a real wheel drive machine like most of BMW models.
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