The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely towards the demands of track use. At the same time, it sets a new benchmark in daily driving with its touring comfort and innovative equipment features and sets the pace in its class in terms of efficiency.
Under the hood of the new BMW M5 lies a newly developed, high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection fuel direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control), a maximum output of 560 horsepower (US preliminary figure) (412 kW) at 5,750 - 7,000 rpm, and a peak torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) between1,500 and 5,750 rpm.
The instant power delivery and sustained thrust on which M cars have built their reputation results in an acceleration of 0 - 62 mph (0 - 100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and 0 - 124 mph (0 - 200 km/h) in13.0 seconds. While the engines output has increased by around 10% and maximum torque is up by more than 30%, the new BMW M5 consumes roughly 30% less fuel and has substantially higher range than its predecessor.