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In peak form and
more innovative than ever: The new BMW M5
Munich - Emphasisplaced
judiciously on certain areas of design enhances the enjoyment of the
superior driving experience in the BMW M5 high-performance sedan.
parallel with the launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, the new BMW 5
Series Touring and the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW M GmbH’s most
successful model is also undergoing a carefully devised revision.
Fine-tuned design underscores the hallmark M athleticism and challenging
presence of the new BMW M5, while the optional Competition Package, new
equipment features and a further extended range of BMW ConnectedDrive
features emphasise its innovative character.
The BMW M5 is driven by
a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and peak output
of 412 kW/560 hp. In combination with the seven-speed M dual-clutch
transmission, the Active M Differential at the rear axle and
model-specific suspension technology precisely tuned to the performance
curve with racing know-how, this high-revving power unit guarantees
outstanding dynamic driving performance.
For a further boost in performance, the Competition Package now comes as
an optional extra with features that tap into a new dimension of
dynamics in trademark BMW M style.
The Competition Package was specifically
devised to boost the handling properties of the BMW M5. With the
Competition Package, the output of the high-revving V8 engine with M
TwinPower Turbo technology is raised by 11 kW to 423 kW/575 hp. In
addition, the newly developed M carbon ceramic brakes have been
available as an option since March 2013.
A particularly striking innovation in the
appearance of the BMW M5 is the M “kidney grille”, which now features
the model designation and whose slats cite the double-spoke design of
the M light alloys. In addition to standard xenon headlights, there is
now the option of Adaptive LED Headlights which emit a particularly
bright white light generated by a pair of LED units situated
horizontally in the middle of each light ring. A standard feature on the
BMW M5 are the new-design tail lights with strikingly thin LED light
strips that generate a high contrast and add to the unmistakable
The hallmark M feeling is also conveyed by
the M leather steering wheel, whose new design likewise takes visual
cues from the double-spoke wheels. The interior of the sedan has also
gained an increase in volume of the storage compartment under the
armrest in the centre console area. The Control Display of the
standard-fitted iDrive operating system now features chrome trim on the
sides. For the first time, an optional Touch Controller is available
with a touch-sensitive surface allowing, for example, characters to be
entered when programming a destination for the navigation system.
As of July, BMW Individual will be
offering a range of new exterior colours for the BMW M5 (Pure Metal
Silver, Pyrite Brown metallic, Frozen Blue metallic and further BMW
Individual matt paintwork finishes), as well as exclusive leather shades
(Cashmere Beige and Nutmeg). With the BMW Individual paintwork Pure
Metal Silver, for example, the body takes on a deep, brilliant lustre.
This unique metallic gleam is down to the combination of a
special-effect pigment with a water-based paint system. The addition of
ultra-thin aluminium flakes guarantees a uniform and gleaming surface.
Depending on the angle of view, these flakes create a light-dark
contrast and accentuate the surfaces of the body. This paintwork
showcases the model’s lines and contours to even better effect and adds
striking touches to the vehicle’s design.
The further extended range of features
from BMW ConnectedDrive also ensures that the new BMW M5 is in pole
position in its sector when it comes to intelligent connectivity.
Innovative driver assistance systems and mobility services optimise
safety and comfort while driving as well as the use of infotainment
programmes. The new Driving Assistant system combines Lane Departure
Warning with Collision Warning including braking function. Its camera,
mounted in the windscreen area, registers vehicles and pedestrians and
gives the driver visual and acoustic warning signals if a potential
collision is detected. In critical situations, moderate hazard braking
is actuated. The glare-free High Beam Assistant is now also optionally
available for the BMW M5, while the Lane Change Warning system can now
be used from a speed of 20 km/h (12.4 mph).
The new Online Entertainment option,
meanwhile, makes for a particularly varied audio programme. It allows
online access to a music database containing around 12 million tracks.
In conjunction with the Navigation System Professional and the
ConnectedDrive Services option, additional features are available, among
them Concierge Services, Remote Services and Real Time Traffic
(May 16, 2013)