During the second half of 2011, the new BMW M5 F10 2012 was presented at various motor shows, replacing the M5 E60. The new Bavarian executive class sedan has a stylish design and very good technical characteristics. Attracted by the relief convex shapes, the presence of unique M-style details, the most spacious interior with elements of sporty ergonomics.
Impressive is the massive front bumper with three structural air intakes and harmonious air vents on the sides of the front fenders. The model has a new rear bumper with a small spoiler and two branded exhaust pipes at the edges.
BMW M5 specifications
In the new version, the M5 received a powerful 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine, which easily reaches 560 horsepower at 6000-7000 rpm, and provides the BMW M5 2012 acceleration from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour in just a few then 4.4 seconds. At the same time, the speed of the new car is limited by the security system to 250 km / h, with the additional purchase of the M Driver’s package, the speed is limited to 305 km / h. Compared to the previous V10 engine, the presented engine is 10% more powerful, and the throttle response is increased by 30%, as well as improved fuel efficiency..
The declared average fuel consumption is about 9.9 liters per hundred kilometers with a relatively low emission of carbon dioxide CO2 into the atmosphere within 232 gkm. Such indicators, undoubtedly, were facilitated by the energy recovery system for any braking with a special Auto Start-Stop function, which turns off the engine even with small short-term stops in traffic jams. The engine is paired with a 7-speed efficient robotic transmission DCT Drivelogic with two clutches and three modes of gear shifting in manual (S) and automatic (D) modes. The driver himself selects the mode that suits him using the switch, which is located near the lever for determining and shifting gears on the center console panel.
The driver of the new 2012 BMW M5 F10 has the opportunity to choose one of three specific suspension modes, such as «Comfort», as well as the more rigid «Sport» and «Sport Plus», which regulate the required stiffness of the shock absorbers. Adjustment of the shock absorbers is carried out with one touch of the corresponding button. The shock absorbers in Comfort mode adapt completely to the driving style and different road conditions.
When switching to Sport mode, the suspension becomes more rigid. In Sport Plus mode, the suspension settings are tightened so that maximum longitudinal and lateral acceleration can be achieved with a sporty aggressive driving style. The standard installed M Drive system of the updated BMW M5 F10 offers the driver to adjust 6 systems, such as:
electronic engine control systems
M DCT Drivelogic transmission
DSC for gearbox control
electric power steering Servotronic
adjusting the stiffness of the shock absorbers
displaying information of the Head-Up display on the windshield about the modes of operation of the car
To ensure effective passive safety, the updated BMW M5 is equipped with front and side airbags, as well as side curtain airbags for both of its rows of seats. Sports seats and high-quality leather upholstery of the Merino type, all door sills with branded BMW M5 2012 logos with exclusive aluminum stripes, clear 4-zone powerful climate control, comfortable leather steering wheel with M branding.
Optionally, the following options will be available:
adaptive modern bi-xenon optics
night vision system
a roof with a panoramic view
convenient all-round visibility system
the latest multimedia system with Internet access
BMW M5 price and configuration
In Europe, the cost of a new BMW M5 starts at 100,000 euros, in Russia, the price of a BMW M5 in the back of F10 will be 4.5 million rubles..
Options and prices BMW M5 F10.
Acceleration to 100 km / h
9.9 at 100km
250 km / h
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