New BMW M5 Priced at €102,700 in Europe

There’s a new BMW M5 coming to market soon, and we bet that half the banking executives in Europe are willing to pit their name down for ownership of one of these 560 hp performance saloons. It’s now time to find out if middle-management can also afford the new ‘M’.

Pricing in Germany for the Performance saloon has been set at a hefty €102,700. It’s a bit more than the previous generation, but BMW still managed to undercut the competition, as the Mercedes Benz E63 AMG will set you back €105,791 for the 525 horsepower variant and €113,645 for the 557 horsepower one.

In Britain, the new M5 will hit dealers’ lots in November, costing £73,040, making it £7150 more expensive than the E60 version.

US pricing hasn't been announced yet, but it is expected to be around $95,000, but if you spec it to a car you’ll actually want, this will be well over $100,000.

We’ve gone on and on about the 560 hp of the 2012 BMW M5, so it’s time to remind you that this level of performance comes from a win-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that replaced the old naturally aspirated V10. The car is thus capable of sprinting to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds. To reach 124 mph (200 km/h), the M5 needs about 13 seconds, though the electronic nanny will stop you from going over 155 mph (250 km/h), but the M Driver's Package brings the top speed to 189 mph (305km/h).

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).
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