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Saturday, June 18, 2011

F10 BMW M5 Images, Features & Specifications

The new BMW M5 can be easily distinguished from its standard sibling from its subtle aggressive styling details.

A redesigned front bumper adds muscle to the front while similar design tweaks to the rear and quad-exhausts make the car stand out from the rest. Huge nineteen inch wheels dominate the profile and reveal the brake discs the size of trash can lids. Every gaping air duct on the car screams performance and once let lose, the car will definitely put a smile on your face.

Now, at the heart of the beast is a 4.4 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 unlike the old M5 which ran a naturally aspirated V10. BMW now confirms that the new eight cylinder engine churns out 552 bhp of maximum power and 502 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the old M5, power has gone up by 10 percent and torque by a massive 30 percent yet fuel economy is better than the outgoing version by 30 percent.

The new screamer-beemer gets a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifts which accelerate the car from 0-100 kph in just 4.4 sec, impressive figures for a car with four doors and a large boot. Top speed is limited to 155 mph or 250 kph but the limit can be raised to 190 mph/ 306 kph with the optional M Driver’s Package.

A new Active M differential with electronically-controlled multi-plate limited slip diff make going around twisty roads a ride in the park and guarantees some insane sideways action whenever you need to cheer up your co-passengers.


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