After few leaked photos, Bmw decided to show us the all-new 2012 M5, the fifth generation of its well-known sports car. As we told you before, the new car is powered by the new high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package delivering 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm. In terms of performances, the 2012 Bmw M5 can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.0 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h / 155 mph (305 km/h / 190 mph with M Driver’s Package).
The average fuel consumption in EU test cycle: 9.9 litres/100 km (28.5 mpg imp). It’s no surprise that the power transfer is made to the rear wheels via the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. Moreover, the 2012 M5 comes with systems such as: traction-optimised automatic gear selection; Launch Control; Low Speed Assistance; automatically activated parking mode; M-specific gear selector; M leather steering wheel with shift paddles. The new M Drive buttons found on the steering wheel offer two individually configured set-ups for the car.
“Extensive range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unmatched by competitors in this segment and beyond: M-specific Head-Up Display (standard), Adaptive Headlights for standard xenon light, High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, internet usage, extended integration of smartphones and music players, real-time traffic information and apps for receiving Web Radio and using Facebook and Twitter.” said the press release.