2012 BMW M5 review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 23 September 2011 , 17:09:15 byDan

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BMW M5

The 2012 BMW M5 represents an exceptionally dynamic high-performance sports car featuring four doors and five seats and offering driving pleasure through its improved efficiency, supreme long-distance comfort, infotainment functions as well as innovative driver assistance functions. Its 4.4-liter V8 engine delivers an incredible output of 560 HP at 6,000-7,000 rpm and 680 Nm of maximum torque. The 2012 BMW M5 further offers a perfect combination between fuel consumption and performance with a 0-100 km/h sprint time covered in only 4.4 seconds, CO2 emissions of 232 g/km and a top speed of 250 km/h. Power is transferred to the wheels via a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. The precise interplay of aerodynamics and weight balance, drive and chassis technology, produces superior performance characteristics. The innovative rear axle differential featuring Active M Differential performs an agile handling, while traction and stability in acceleration out of corners, are optimised by the fully variable distribution of drive between the rear wheels. The car's dynamic appearance is enhanced by the M aesthetics, the front apron with extremely large air intakes for the engine and brakes and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in exclusive double-spoke design. The interior is luxurious and refined with a newly-designed leather center console, M sports seats, electrically operated steering column adjustment, four-zone automatic climate control and ambient light. The High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View as well as Speed Limit Info, represent the extensive range of driver assistance systems.