BMW M5 – PistonHeads

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UK sales start in spring

BMW Great Britain has announced details of the forthcoming BMW M5. Faithfully the Concept M5 revealed at the Geneva in March 2004, the fourth of fat man’s express will be the powerful BMW road car ever generating 507bhp and surpassing the 100bhp per litre mark.

BMW’s Formula 1 experience into a road car, the new BMW M5 is by a normally aspirated five-litre V10 – a first for BMW – with the two five-cylinder arranged at a 90-degree angle. at 8,250rpm, the 507bhp and 520Nm of propels the car from zero to in 4.7seconds and to 124mph in 15 seconds reaching an electronically limited top of 155mph.

Without the limiter, the new M5 would be of an lentalist angering 205mph. levels of performance, when with the lightweight aluminium and body panels from the 5 ensure the new M5 can lap the infamous ‘Nordschleife’ at the in approximately eight minutes – quick!

The new BMW M5 produces over 25 per more power than the M5 that itself set the benchmark as the sports saloon. This is possible, in part, by the bi-VANOS valve timing and individual butterflies fitted to the new car. an optimum charge from combustion cycle these increase performance, flexibility and offer inspired fuel and emissions figures and ensure the car EU4 standards.

Power is transmitted through the first production car seven-speed gearbox with Drivelogic, gears 20 per cent faster the previous generation SMG transmission. The offers a bewildering eleven change patterns, six of which the drive to vary the speed and of gear change in the manual mode and five in the automatic The sixth pattern in manual is for the Launch Control function, the driver the fastest possible from standstill.

The new M5 also features a new DSC traction system specifically developed for the But by pressing the DSC button once the car to M Dynamic Mode to allow an driver the ability to push the M5 to the limits of traction, even some sideslip and countersteering. If the DSC is pressed again and held DSC is completely disengaged.


Assisting with performance the BMW M5 also with an MDrive button on the wheel, offering a one-touch that changes the settings on the car to an sporting character. This is formatted via iDrive with the choosing the preferred SMG, Damper Control and DSC modes if specified, the rate of support the Seat Control side offer! Once programmed, the just presses the MDrive on the steering wheel to transform the of the M5.

The function of the standard fit Head-up is also altered when the button is activated. The default sees speed, navigation check control messages and control settings projected the windscreen in the driver’s line of However, if MDrive is activated the changes to a rev counter including speed that both at the driver when the next needs to be selected.

While the chassis, suspension and of the M5 are based on the design of the 5 Series, all components are new. The M5 also a variable M differential lock offers a high level of stability and traction, especially accelerating out of high-speed corners. power in the M5 is also enhanced of a high performance braking with cross-drilled ventilated and twin-piston callipers.

This system, in combination with the materials incorporated in the 1,755kgs ensures that the M5 decelerates 62mph to zero in just 36 or 124mph to zero is reached in 140

Visually, the new M5 takes the distinctive of the 5 Series to another level, modified front and rear and side sills. For the first on an M5, the front wings now incorporate an air which helps keep the bay cool during operation, and a new mirror design. Wider house the exclusive 19-inch M5 design while BMW M’s signature tailpipes are the last thing drivers will see as they’re in the M5’s wake.

The BMW M5 will be launched in Europe in 2005, while deliveries of models in the UK start in spring

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