In case you’ve been living under a rock, we though we’d remind you that next month BMW are going to launch the latest edition of their signature loonysaloon the M5.
The M5 badge has always for us been the pure bred BMW; a car that encompasses the height of the brand values. The five series platform is the workaday exec saloon or family wafter, with sensible form as well as outstanding performance, reliability and build.
It has always then been a momentous occasion when a new M5 is unveiled – it ultimately represents the evolution of the brand’s core.
Beemer lovers will know all there is to know about this, but for the less initiated here’s the basic stats. It seems this ultimate dad wagon will feature a 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo that will pump out 578bhp and 530lb/ft. It will have a limited top speed of 155, which unlimited could wring 188 MPH, and it will pull away to 62 MPH in 4.4 secs.
The engine will be a tinkered-with version of the engine in the current X5 and X6 M cars; making this the first turbocharged M5 saloon. There won’t be an estate version for now, but rumour has it that the car will feature 30 percent emissions reduction over the E60.
However popular this F10 version of the M5 turns out to be, it’ll have to go a long way to beat the E39. The ‘angel eyed’ version of the M5 is our favourite, and this banned BMW ad for this version has to be one of our all time top campaigns.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkyhdqBYNYQ
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