Frankfurt 2011: BMW M5 [Live Photos]
The M division has fitted the new M5 with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that replaces the previous M5’s more exotic but less powerful, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V10 with 507 hp. The unit is borrowed from the X5 M and X6 M, producing 560 hp under its new bonnet.
Not only is the unit more powerful, but it also cut fuel consumption by more than 30 percent to 9.9 lt /100 km (23.8mpg).
The 0-100 km/h (62mph) sprint takes 4.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124mph) is dealt with in 13.0 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155mph), which can be lifted to 305km/h (190mph) with the optional M Driver’s package.
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