BMW UK announced specs and pricing of the British M5, and released new pictures of the car in black and gray.
The fifth generation M5 is powered by a high-revving 4.4-litre (4,395cc) V8 developing 560 hp and 6680 Nm of torque, incorporating the company’s M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold.
Performance-wise the new M5 can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds, and 0-124mph in only 13 seconds. The voluntarily limited top speed is 155mph. Let it loose and it easily goes past 180.
With BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic and Efficient Dynamics technology, including engine Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, the M5’s fuel consumption has been reduced by more than 30 per cent to 28.5mpg, while CO2 emissions tumble to 232g/km. The gearbox is still a bit complicated, with manual (S) and fully automated (D) shift options, with three programmes in each.
The new car benefits from Active M electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip differential, and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. So fabulous handling and superb ride is guaranteed.
The DSC system is linked to the anti-lock brakes (ABS), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Brake Assistant, Brake Fade Compensation, Brake Drying function and Start-off Assistant. By pressing the DSC button the driver can override the basic settings and select M Dynamic Mode (MDM), which raises the intervention thresholds or turns them off completely.
2012 BMW M5 is once again the wolf in sheep’s clothing it is supposed to be. The subtle exterior and classy and elegant interior do cover well the inner fury of this magnificent car.The car in now available in the UK, priced at £73,04.
Standard equipment in the UK includes Head-up Display, DAB digital radio, front and rear Park Distance Control, four-zone air-conditioning, Xenon headlights, Adaptive Headlights and front seat heating. With Professional Multimedia Navigation system and BMW Assist, a new real-time traffic information service provides accurate traffic bulletins and diversion suggestions. Furthermore, with Bluetooth and USB audio interface as standard, the integration of Smartphones and music players keep occupants entertained and informed.
Optional equipment including a rear-view camera, High-Beam Assistant, Speed Limit information, Lane Change and Lane Departure warnings, Surround View and BMW Night Vision ensure the driver is aware of anything and everything happening within the vicinity of the car. A Mobile Application preparation allows iPhone owners to receive web radio stations and display Facebook and Twitter posts on the Control Display.