The new BMW M5
The new BMW M5 - M5 Generation 5
Once upon a time - in September 2004, he was burning on the runway at the air base Fürstenfeldbruck first time in the soul of the car tester and the topping: withdraw two kilometers at full throttle with 507 hp at Launch Control, 250 km / h without and make one sound to. The V10 did inspire. Now his successor goes with "downsized" engine at the start - fifth-generation M5
First and most important new feature: the acoustically charming V10 sucker replaced by a V8 twin turbo. 4.4 liters of displacement, (min and up to 5750 U /!) Associated 680 Nm from just 1,500 indecent and 560 hp at 6,000 rpm. Thus armed, the new M5 shoots in 4.4 seconds to 100, to leave 13.0 seconds after 200 km / h behind and surrender to stop until it reaches 305 the headwind. If the "M Driver's Package" is on board.
With 10 percent more power, which corresponds to 53 hp (5.0-liter V10 engine: 507 hp, 520 Nm), it consumes far less than its predecessor. BMW says 30 percent savings. The average consumption in the EU test cycle is 9.9 litres/100 km (CO2 emissions: 232 g / km). Efficient as start-stop and brake energy regeneration make it possible.
Power is transmitted via a classic seven-speed M double-clutch gearbox to the rear wheels. The DCT provides both automated and manual mode, three shift programs. The selection is made through a behind the shifter on the center console placed rocker button. The Launch Control for maximum acceleration, is also back on board.
The sharpened power characteristic pays the chassis tribute: Electronically controlled dampers, "M Servotronic", "M Dynamic Mode" and the high-performance brake system in compound design behind the 19-inch tires (disc diameter front: 400 x 36, rear: 396 x 24 mm ) regulate it sporty. The new rear differential with an active M improved handling, traction and driving stability when accelerating out of corners dynamic.
Viewed from the outside, form follows function: To optimize the aerodynamics of the cooling air supply and can be found front and gill flaps and a targeted air flow in the tail area, an integrated into the rear diffuser. At the end of the vehicle marks a new twin exhaust system, whose twin tailpipes on either side of the diffuser are arranged far outboard from the factory very fully equipped top-of-5 series. The M-cockpit sports seats, new leather-covered center console and Aluzier makes the difference. With standard features such as "merino" leather, 4-zone AC, Head-Up Display, Xenon headlights with adaptive cornering lights, night vision, and Surround View lane change and lane departure warning system is hardly open a wish. From November, the new M5 comes against the wild brush with family option on the Audi RS6, the Cadillac CTS-V and the Mercedes E 63 AMG. The last previous cost around 95,000 euros. With the new M5, the price list says now on € 102 700.