Introducing The All-New 5th Generation BMW M5
The 2012 BMW M5 has finally arrived. This year, we're seeing the new M5 with a manual transmission option. When this new BMW hits showroom floors be sure to come by this NJ BMW dealership to check it out! You will be glad you did.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 22, 2011… Since the “M5” badge was first placed on the deck lid of a BMW back in 1988, this iconic model has exemplified the luxury and daily usability of a top range BMW sedan combined with true super-car performance. Now, in its 5th generation, the all-new BMW M5 is again poised to redefine the performance envelope possible in a luxury sedan.
The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely towards the demands of track use while – at the same time - sets a new benchmark in daily driving with its touring comfort and innovative equipment features. It also sets the pace in its class in terms of efficiency.
In order to achieve these lofty performance goals, the new BMW M5 introduces the most powerful engine ever fitted in a series-produced model from BMW M GmbH mated to a new high-torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch (M-DCT). An innovative Active M Differential which optimizes power transfer to the rear wheels combined with extensive chassis upgrades developed on the history of extensive racing expertise ensure that the engines performance can be transferred to the ground.
Under the hood of the new BMW M5 lies a newly developed, high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection fuel direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control), maximum output of 560 hp (US preliminary figure) (412 kW) at 5,750 – 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) between1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The instant power delivery and sustained thrust that M cars have built their reputation results in an acceleration of 0– 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and 0–124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 13.0 seconds. While the engines output has increased by around 10% and maximum torque is up by more than 30%, this new BMW consumes roughly 30% less fuel and has substantially higher range than its predecessor.
The significantly improved balance between the performance-focused M experience and the car’s fuel consumption originates from the efficiency of the new V8 engine and from leading edge BMW EfficientDynamics technology including the Auto Start-Stop function in conjunction with the standard seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.
In order to channel the engine’s impressive power into inspiring performance characteristics, the new BMW M5 boasts chassis technology – including electronically controlled dampers, M-specific Servotronic steering, a stability control system with M Dynamic Mode and high-performance compound brakes – developed from racing expertise and tuned to the output profile of the engine.
In turn, the aerodynamics of the new M5 have been tuned to optimize the supply of cooling air to the engine and drivetrain, maximize high speed stability and enhance the dynamic design typical of BMW M cars.
Ultimately, all systems have been refined in extensive and detailed testing on the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring. This ensures unbeatable longitudinal and lateral acceleration, handling characteristics and braking performance on the circuit or the commute to work.
The interior design of the new M5 is a reflection of the dual performance/luxury nature of the car. Sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, and an M-specific instrument cluster and center console lends the cockpit a classical sports car feeling. For the first time, two M Drive buttons are fitted as standard for the driver to command the ideal car set-up for various driving conditions to their own individual preferences. “Efficient”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes are available.
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