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).