Spyshots: BMW M5
Since we're talking about a sporty model, the German manufacturer also installed four round tailpipes, similar to those seen on many new M cars. Large brakes with cross-driller rotors are also available.
Unfortunately, there's not much to talk about the engine to be fitted on the future M5. Some media reports are hinting that the upcoming model will be powered by the same engine available on the X6 M and X5 M, with power output going in about the same range. If we are to trust these rumors, the new M5 will come equipped with a 4.4-liter twin turbo unit that would develop somewhere around 555 bhp.
Still not the same as the RS6 V10 quattro coming from Audi, which develops 571 bhp but, according to some voices, BMW wants to get similar performance figures by working on the driving dynamics.
There are no details on the pricing but the company recently announced that in the United States, pricing for the 2010 M5, M6 and M series will remain the same as for the current models. We're not sure if the manufacturer wants to continue this pricing strategy for the upcoming M5 as well, but details will likely surface in the future so we'll keep you posted.
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