The BMW M5 has been around since 1984 when it was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show. At the time it was introduced, the original M5 was the fastest sedan in production. It has seen many modifications since those days, but one thing is for sure; the M5 continues to see more power each time. BMW is currently preparing the most powerful M5 ever brought to the market. The new sports sedan will be launched at the Paris Motor Show (next to the new X3) in October and will go on sale early in 2011.

Gone are the days when BMW used the V10 S85 engine as was done with the BMW E60 M5. The new 2011 M5 will be powered by the same turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 engine used in the X5 M, but tuned to deliver an impressive 572bhp and 650 NM of torque. An impressive jump from the 500bhp of the previous model. It will sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 155mph or 188 mph with the optional M Drivers Package.

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.

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Source: AutoExpress

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7 comments:

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

That car really got a cool abstract but I think it is much better if they will cover it all with that piece of abstract.

  (379) posted on 04.26.2010

I guess the previous HP is not enough for the BMW, they needed more that’s why they tuned the M5 engine to make more powerful.

  (321) posted on 04.25.2010

Good on em. V10 sounds awesome and works well at high revs. Unfortunately not many of the fat 50 yr old M5 drivers get above 4k rpm. Better to give em a fat torque curve they will use everyday.

  (340) posted on 04.25.2010

2012 in the US? That’s a 2 year lag behind the current 5 series and the car seems almost ready to go. That would be disappointing!

  (428) posted on 04.22.2010

So, if the engine of x5 m series was used here. Therefore the x5 m series can also achieve that kind of speed? Am I correct?

  (612) posted on 04.22.2010

Oh that was a worth to wait. I bet many are also waiting for its release on the market.

  (612) posted on 04.22.2010

Impressive factory! Their employees are very professional and well dedicated to their jobs.

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