A 2012 Bmw M5 for just €31,990? Think again!

Article by Christian A., on June 18, 2012

A 2012 Bmw M5 for just €31,990 and just 1.450 km? It sounds like an interesting bargain but you should take a look at the car first… This used to be a blue M5 (F10) which was crashed at 300 km/h back in April. The good news is that the two occupants and their dog left the wreck alive, but we don’t have such good news regarding the car.

The engine might be usable, but regarding the vehicle we can’t say the same thing. Everything seems to be destroyed, and yes, the car has the rear wheel on the right in the trunk as it was broken together with the suspension.

Still, there are some good news: the left headlight seems to be ok… For those who don’t know, the Bmw M5 is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine delivering 560 hp and a maximum torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm.

The car can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds, 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). Average fuel consumption in EU test cycle is 9.9 litres/100 km (28.5 mpg imp), thanks to the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic transmission.

The body of the new BMW M5 has been designed to further underline its distinct traits. Essentially, the new BMW M5 is a BMW 5-Series Saloon in terms of stylish looks and proportions, but it has been boosted with steroidal features and specs courtesy of BMW M. As BMW intended, the M-specific design features aren’t just for show, but are also aimed at enhancing the performance level of the BWM M5.

All of the tweaks implemented by BMW M on the new M5 have been carefully picked, as so to properly optimize the already dynamic nature of the saloon. These tweaks – on the front, sides and the rear – are now serving as great indicators on what the new BMW M5 can do on the road. Some of these M tweaks done on the new M5 can be found on the front end, where the bonnet features V-like contour lines that meet on top of the BMW double-kidney grille. This double-kidney grille features customary M black slats that have been arranged in a more widespread manner.

The front apron – which has a design that conveys how much power its new V8 engine has – comes with three air intakes in the lower section, as arranged in various levels to create a depth that highlights the dynamism of the BMW M5. These three dynamically formed air intakes also highlight how much air is needed to optimally cool down the now more powerful engine.

The central air intake – the largest of the three apertures – is responsible for sending most of the cooling air to the engine. This function is highlighted by the width of the M5 itself as well as by the pronounced shape of the car’s contour lines. The other two curving air intakes, meanwhile, are positioned at the far edges of the M5’s front end, thereby helping underscore its width and stance.

In addition, these side air intakes take the positions usually reserved for fog lamps in the BMW 5-Series Saloon. Interestingly, the lower edge M5 on the front is fitted with race-track developed air-channeling flaps to help ensure that the aerodynamics performance car is optimized.

Topics: bmw, bmw m5, sports car

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