BMW will unveil new M5 concept at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 7, 2011

Sources say that BMW will unveil the concept version of the new M5 at the Shanghai Auto Show this April. Visitors will get more than a treat as the 6 Series Coupe will also be displayed at the show. Because of BMW’s skill in combining zest with an executive aura, the M5 doesn’t just excel in its niche segment.

In fact, a greater part of the public has shown their interest in this model. But unfortunately, this appreciation has yet to translate into sales.

Fans of the M5 have become even more excited as the current F10 generation of the car will soon be getting its M version. The fact that BMW has chosen to reveal the M5 at Shanghai instead of the Geneva show further proves its commitment to the Chinese market.

No surprises are expected when it comes to the exterior design. This rendering is expected to be quite accurate. But what’s new on the tech side is that the car won’t just get the X5 M/X6 M-borrowed twin-turbo V8 engine; it will also be equipped with a set of ceramic brakes, a feature that will be available for the first time on a production vehicle bearing the BMW badge.

Around 25 years ago, BMW M GmbH launched a new road-going car that features the handling attributes of a high-performance sports car and the driving comfort of a sedan – the BMW M5. BMW M commenced the project in 1984, thereby creating a new vehicle category.

After four generations and a resounding success, BMW M is reliving this kind of comfortable performance by unveiling its latest interpretation of this car, along with its inherent attributes, at the Auto Shanghai 2011 – the new BMW M5 Concept.

The BMW M5 is derived from the BMW 5-Series Sedan, which by itself is already an epitome of sportiness, luxury and style. For every generation of the BMW M5, the brand introduces an array of advancements in terms of safety, comfort and luxury as well as the vaunted evolution of the so-called “M feeling.”

These advancements are clearly continued with the BMW M5 Concept to be unveiled at the Auto Shanghai 2011. Since the near-series BMW M5 Concept is truly based on the design language specifically created for the BMW 5-Series Sedan, it thereby carries a number of the styling features of a BMW M car.

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