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BMW M5 2012: A highly anticipated 5th generation

After the M5 concept unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, here we present our version of the series of lightning BMW M5 2012.

Since its debut in 1984, the M5 is regarded as the global benchmark for high-performance sport sedan. Everything indicates that this new version will allow him to remain the most popular sports sedan by true connoisseurs.

Size relatively similar to those of the current model is its wider track that enliven its new architecture. Aesthetically, it remains a car very aggressive style with a more revealing muzzle and adaptive headlamps, which receive a LED beam. To this is added a front bumper more massive, which makes up a large air intakes. The new M5 has enjoyed a very AERODYNAMICS shoot, especially at its rear section.

The interior is simply that of a BMW 5 Series, except that it has added the trappings normally dedies car has a sporty character.

More powerful and cleaner engine

The most important change has brought this car, it is found under the hood of course.

Unlike the previous BMW M5, this new version which looks forsaken atmospheric V10 engine with 500 horsepower and replace it with a V8 twin-turbo 4.4-liter Direct Injection, e whose power frole 560 horses. The couple, it passes 502 lb-ft. This power is directed to the rear wheels through an automated dual-clutch transmission has seven gears with paddles changes montees speed on the wheel.

More respectful of the environment, the new M5 is offered a Stop & Start system which shut off the engine whenever the car will stall.

Some figures

Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h: 4.4 seconds

Acceleration 0 to 200 km / h: 13.0 seconds

Maximum speed: electronically limited to 250 km / h or 305 km / h with M Package

Fuel consumption: 9.9 km li/100

CO2 emissions: 232 g / km

As it should, it receives many technological aids the conduct and suspensions and brake system overhauled. The specific alloy wheels 19 "complete everything.

The 2012 BMW M5 will debut before the public at the Nurburgring M Festival to be held on June 23.

However, its official unveiling is still planned for the month of September, in the international Motor Show in Frankfurt.

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