The BMW M5 has been the pinnacle of BMW’s M series of cars for quite some time now. It is powered by BMW’s Bavarian V-10 engine that produced about 500 HP and around 390 Lb-Ft of torque. The Previous generations of M5′s were the best of both worlds. You would get the comfort of a luxurious sedan, but the moment you step on it to make that yellow light, you will notice that you are going well above the speed limit without even trying. So why the update one may ask? Well, why not make the good better, BMW answered. B.M.W. has released the new and updated 2012 M5, like its previous generation, the M5 is based on the 535 series. But the body is the only relevance between the the five series and the M5. Everything else is completely changed. As for the power-train the BMW has released a spanking new 4.4 liter twin-turbo V-8. As for its output this new V-8 produces 560 hp, raised 60 horses from the previous generation,and the torque has been brought up from a mere 390 Lb-Ft to a massive 500 Lb-Ft of torque. BMW claims that this torque will be available throughout the whole power-band of the engine. The previous generation of M5′s were always mocked for there plethora of settings for ride control and traction management. Suspension management now has 3 modes S1 (normal) S2 (Sport) and S3 (sport+), the higher the number, the stiffer the suspension. Traction manegement is either normal, M Dynamic Mode, or off. So all in all if you want a luxurious sedan that seats four and hauls ass then this is the car for you.
- Written by: Adir Hassid (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Writer)
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