The next generation BMW M5 has been caught testing again and this time it revealed its engine. And while we do not have a clear shot, we presume we are indeed talking about the same engine as found in the X6 M: a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that will deliver around 555 hp and 680 Nm torque, making the new M5 far better than the model it replaces. It will sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and will hit a limited top speed of 155mph or 188 mph with the optional M Drivers Package.

Of course, the new M5 BMW will focus on reducing the car’s weight, so expect an aluminum chassis and intense use of carbon fiber parts. The new M5 also gets an electronically-controlled limited slip differential and Dynamic Performance Control, which sends extra power to the outer wheel when cornering to reduce understeer.

The official debut will be made at the Paris Motor Show later this year with sales set to begin sometime in 2011.

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Source: AMS

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5 comments:

  (380) posted on 10.8.2010

At the local M3 launch last year, we had a live feed with some of the boys from M division and they were asked whether or not turbos will be used in M cars, they replied by saying that F1 will dictate the technology in M cars, so if the rules change in F1 and turbo cars are allowed, then they will make their way in to the M cars.

  (159) posted on 09.29.2010

Hopefully the production model will include a limited slip differential.

  (515) posted on 08.9.2010

I am agree that this model could be awesome but I think is to much 7 series. It has to be its own identity this is very important for each model and for brands like MB , BMW and Audi to keep this aspect alive very very......The 5 series is a crucial model for BMW I hope the
dedicate their great effort in it. The 5 series has to much enemies we need to see the final winner.

  (534) posted on 07.27.2010

It doesn’t matter if the car is too heavy as long as it have a big engine also to support the vehicle’s performance.

  (939) posted on 07.23.2010

It’s time that they release their finest Hybrid cars.

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