Next-generation BMW M5, M6 might return to a new V10 engine, drop the twin-turbo V8

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 23, 2014

The big news comes today from Scott26 a.k.a. one of the best source for BMW news. According to him, the next-generation BMW M5 and M6 could ditch the twin-turbo V8 and return to an all-new V10 engine. That could be impressive, as we loved the sound of the old V10 found on the previous M5/M6 models, although we are not bothered by the sound of the current V8 engine.

Still, there is nothing confirmed yet, just some rumors, but we all know that there is no fire without smoke. In addition, BMW is considering a G31 M5 Touring as Audi RS6 Avant is getting more popular in Continental Europe.

If you still don’t know, the current BMW M5 and M6 models are powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo that produces 560 hp (412 kW) 680 Nm of torque. The engine is bolted to a 7-speed M dual-clutch transmission that delivers the power to the rear wheels.

The M5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, while the M6 needs 4,2 seconds, with a top speed limited electronically at 250 km/h or 155 mph in both cases.

Moreover, BMW offers the Competition Package, that increases the total output of the engine to 575 hp (423 kW), adds carbon ceramic brakes, 20-inch M light alloy wheels with a double-spoke design and a tuned suspension that brings the vehicle 10 mm closer to the ground.

With the Competition Package, the M5 needs 4.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), while the M6 is a little bit faster with 4.1 seconds.

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