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BMW Bringing M5 Concept to Shanghai Auto Show

The M5 is so good at mixing thrill explosions with an executive aura that it has stepped out of the niche segment and is appreciated by a far greater part of the public. Of course, we are talking from a status point of view - this doesn't entirely translate into sales (you won't see non-petrolheads going out there and buying an M5, but a part of them will respect the vehicle).

We have to tell you that the M5 volcano is not so far away from another eruption, as the current F10 generation of the car is waiting to receive its M version. Various Internet sources indicate that the German automotive producer will reveal the concept version of the new M5 at the Shanghai Auto Show, which is scheduled to take place in April.

This means that BMW will really be a crowd magnet at the event, as the company will also bring the 6 Series Coupe to the show. It seems that BMW has decided to skip Geneva for these releases, a decision which shows the carmaker's commitment to the Chinese market. After all, which automotive producer doesn't want a slice of the booming Chinese market?

While the exterior design of the vehicle shouldn't come as a surprise (what you see here is a rendering that should be pretty accurate), the tech side of the car will bring an important novelty.

We're not talking about the X5 M/X6 M-borrowed twin-turbo V8 engine, as everybody knows that this will make its way under the hood of the new M5. The new goodie will take the form of a set of ceramic brakes, a feature that will be offered for the first time on a production vehicle wearing the BMW badge.

 
 
 
 
 

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