BMW to release a new M5 in 2012!

Posted in Industry by Steve

BMW would like to welcome the new BMW M5.  This new generation brings a high- revving 4.4 litre V8 engine with an M-Twin Power Turbo package that delivers an impressive 560hp at 6,000- 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 502 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm. The model will sprint from 0 – 60mph in 4.4 seconds and when the speed limiter is removed, is capable of hitting an impressive top speed of 190mph. Despite these impressive performance numbers, the car will deliver an estimated fuel economy of 28.5mpg.

The front of the new M version is a clear indication to the power lying under the hood. The car will sit on a new set of 19- inch M light alloy wheels in double- spoke design and has a wide chrome frame and the free- floating look of the indicator bar, giving the intakes an extremely deep- set look. The interior still carries the sporty design with, Menno leather upholstery, door sills with “M5” lettering, exclusive Aluminium Trace interior trim strips and the BMW Individual liner in Anthracite.

This new model will be mated to a seven- speed dual- clutch M- DCT gearbox and a rear wheel drive chassis, putting it on the par with the CLS63 AMG. The transmission offers a sequential shift pattern for the manual gearshift mode. Alternatively, the driver of this spectacular car can also change gear manually using the standard- fitted shift paddles on the steering wheel- the right- hand paddle for upshifts and the left- hand paddle for downshifts.

The new 2012 BMW M5 is rumoured to be one of the best M to date, and the fastest of course, but also it will incorporate plenty of “green technology”, as part of BMW’s future plans and investment in the Efficient Dynamics program. BMW plans to use several new technologies and a KERS system that will put the new M5 ahead of the current model, both in performance and fuel efficiency. With the new model, BMW Motorsport estimates a 20% cut in CO2 emissions.

With prices estimated to be starting from £40,723, this is a deal not to be missed!

Steve is one of the chief writers for Service 4 Service which allows him to show off his passion for cars and everything in the motoring world. He loves driving his Mercedes CLK and is a bit of a fanatic with in-car gadgets!

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