New BMW M5 Interior Shots Surface

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Isn’t it wonderful how new images of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 just keep popping up to spark the interest and launch the world of automotive journalism into a fine frenzy? Today, the power of the internet has provided us with three leaked images of the M5’s interior.

Seeing a couple of instruments and a gear-shifter might not seem as important as the still-unknown power output of the 4.4-liter lump under the bonnet, but the inside of the car is the place where you’ll spend most of your time if you buy the new M5, and it had better be a nicer place to be than the outgoing model.

It’s not clear if this is the final form of the interior, but we can see that the F10 M5 will will take advantage of the Black Panel technology that first debuted in the 7 Series. Inside, the typical M elements remain, starting with the M steering wheel and the M gear selector.

The instrument panel features the same sort of design we’ve grown accustomed to, while the speedometer on the left that goes all the way up to 330 km/h and the tachometer on the right that stops at 8,000 rpm. This is amazing stuff we are seeing from the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is expected to deliver as much as 580 horsepower.

The power of the 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll under the bonnet is still unknown, but we can be sure that shifter works in unison with a 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic. The combination of the new engine with M Drivelogic is supplemented by an Auto Start Stop function.

Given the fact that the M5 will show its face at the Frankfurt motor show in September, there is not a lot of time left, but the Bavarians are never good at cutting corners. So the performance saloon is currently undergoing rigorous testing.
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