BMW Releases First M5 Commercial

We only got to see a little bit of what the 2012 BMW M5 can do on a track, so the fact that the German carmaker recently released a second video of the performance saloon doesn’t bother us in the slightest.

Given what the previous model did for BMW's image, we expect many great things to come from the new model. For this latest video feature, the company has chosen a more GT-like attitude. The M5 hits the motorway in style, drives up to a personal jet (why would you do something as boring as flying when you have an M?) and arrives in fashionable manner at a party.

We’ll remind you that the new M5 carries the most powerful series-produced engine ever fitted to a car by M Division - 4.4-liter V8 with TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology) helping it produce a whopping 560-hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm.

The Bavarian carmaker says it has not only increased engine output by about 10% and torque by 30% over the previous V10, but it has also cut fuel consumption by 30% to 9.9 l/100 km (23.8mpg US). The saloon can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph), which can be lifted to 305km/h (190mph) with the aid of the optional M Driver’s package.

“The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely to the demands of track use yet which also sets a new benchmark in everyday driving with its supreme touring comfort and innovative equipment features,” BMW says.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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