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The new BMW M5
Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:00 PM

The new BMW M5

MUNICH: BMW has released details of its fifth-generation M5.

It comes with a lip-smacking high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package. The new engine uses Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control to produce 560hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and maximum torque of 680Nm from 1,500 rpm.

BMW says the new mill offers typical M car thrust and lag-free power delivery.
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There's also an improved balance between performance and fuel consumption. Engine output is 10 per cent up on predecessor model, while maximum torque has gone up 30 per cent but fuel consumption has been cut by more than 30 per cent.

The run from 0–100kph takes 4.4 seconds, with top speed of 250kph (305kph with M Driver’s Package).

Its average fuel consumption is rated at 9.9 litres/100km while CO2 emissions is 232g/km.

Auto Start-Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration are standard and part of the extensive EfficientDynamics technology deployed in the M5.

A seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic relays power to the rear wheels.

Almost all BMW 5 Series Saloon equipment options are available for the sportiest 5 including Comfort Access, M multifunction seats, active seats, doors with Soft Close Automatic function, hands-free tailgate opening, electric glass roof and trailer coupling.

BMW hasn't announced pricing or when it will launch the car.

 

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