After seeing the next generation of BMW’s 5-Series sedan, the next logical inquiry delves into the realm of high performance four doors and more specifically about the future holds for the next M5. Set to be unveiled in 2011, BMW’s new flagship performance sedan will be powered by the same twin turbocharged V8 that can be found under the hood of the X6 M and will be mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission. But because it is one of the German automaker’s halo cars, the engine will be tweaked to deliver a total of 570 HP and over 500 lb-ft of torque.

Just like last year’s Formula One car, the next generation M5 is set to make use of a revolutionary Kinetic Energy Regeneration System, the performance oriented gas/electric hybrid unit combines an electric motor in the BMW’s transmission and a brake energy recovery device that charges a battery pack mounted inside the M5 that allows for extra bursts of energy over short periods of time, just like Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld. Reports suggest that BMW is considering rebuilding the entire 5-Series platform out of lightweight aluminum and use the space age composite carbon fiber for a few body panels as well as an optional roof insert that will not only enhance the future M5’s agility but will also make up for the additional weight of the KERS unit. No matter what happens, BMW’s engineers have been doling out desirable M5s for many years now, so no matter what they decide to do this time, we are sure that they won’t disappoint.

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Source: Bimmerfile

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4 comments:

  (571) posted on 12.27.2009

Were expecting a little movement of improvement for a luxury car brand like BMW, buy the older 5-series and go to the nearest auto shop just to have some little bit of tune up and check if they can increase the power of your car higher than 570hp. Well I guess there are shops that have this kind of services but I know you will throw a thousand bucks for that.

  (815) posted on 12.22.2009

IMO BMW is a fuel drinker, good thing that it is a Hybrid fuel consumption is low and at the same time it is an eco friendly car.

  (815) posted on 12.22.2009

BMW M5 F10 will develop around 570 hp thanks to bi-turbo V8 engine with that is ... With the new BMW ActiveE

Uncia  (868) posted on 12.22.2009

That engine sounds perfect for a new Z8.

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