2012 BMW M5 Car Features And Review

The BMW M5 is the latest announcement by the German auto giant and is expected to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in the year and the sales will be announced shortly after the debut.

It is a fifth generation sports sedan which combines track potential with the comprehensiveness and practicality of a deluxe business sedan.In brief, this fifth generation sedan that comes with high revving, high output and, increased torque engine is a definite enhancement for the new line of sports sedan and is named as the BMW M5.

The car therefore has an impressive output capability along with the ability to reach terrific speeds up to a maximum of 190 mph. The car has an expected fuel economy of 28.5 mpg. With an altered body work that improves the aerodynamics of the car, enlarged air intakes, 20 inch wheels and Z rated tires, this new sedan is sure to amaze you. The estimated price of the car is supposed to be around €100,000 in Germany.


The BMW M5 is expected to bring greater competition to the Jaguar XF-R, Cadillac CTS-V, and the Audi S6. As of now, the Jaguar XF-R is more luxurious and graceful than this BMW while the BMW has the more powerful engine between the two. On the other hand, the Cadillac CTS-V can face competition in the US market where it seems to have gained in popularity.

The beauty and elegance of the BMW M5 is sure to blow you away. This article will talk about the new BMW M5 and elaborate on its features, specifications, performance and so on.

Features Of  The BMW M5

The Engine

The BMW M5 comes with a turbo charged engine which is a first for the BMW Company. There is a high revving 4.4 liter V8 engine with an M twin power turbo package which has the ability to produce a power output of 560 hp at 6000 – 7000 rpm, with a peak torque of 502 lb-ft from 1500 rpm. The rev limiter intervenes above 7200 rpm which allows for a 10% increase in the power output and a 30% increase in the peak torsion.

With a speed limiter, this model can jump from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of 4.4 seconds while without the speed limiter; the car can reach an incredible maximum speed of 190 mph.

There is standard brake energy regeneration and auto start-stop functions in the BMW M5 which automatically switches off the engine when the car comes to a halt at junctions or even in a traffic jam.

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The car has a seven speed double clutch transmission which transfers most of the power to the rear wheels. The car comes in both automated and manual modes which can be changed with clean and swift gear changes. There is a sequential shift pattern for the transmissions in the manual gear shift mode. The standard fitted shift paddles on the steering wheel allow the driver to change the gear manually while the right hand paddle is used for up shifts and the left hand paddle for down shifts.

There is standard brake energy regeneration and auto start-stop functions in the BMW M5 which automatically switches off the engine when the car comes to a halt at junctions or even in a traffic jam. The thrust of the car can be paralleled with that of a locomotive while the horsepower is sure to set new records.

The car also comes with an M-DTC for enthusiasts and US drivers with a transmission that is without any fault.

The Exterior of The BMW M5

The exterior of the BMW M5 is a definite improvement upon the previous cars of the 5 series with enhanced design features. The M5 comes with dynamic proportions, and a stylish but firm appearance. The front of the BMW M5 draws attention to the power lying under the hood. The usual V contour lines of the brand are there in the bonnet as expected, with a double kidney grille. There are three air intakes in the lower section of the front apron which highlights the requirement of cool air into the grille for the engine that lies beyond it.

Exterior of The BMW M5

On the sides of the BMW M5 there are two air intakes (in the area that was initially taken up by the fog lamps in the previous models) designed in an incredible curving form. The wheels are made of 19 inch M light alloy and come in the double spoke design. The indicator bar on the sides has a wide chrome frame with a free floating look. The casings of the mirrors of the side are painted in the car’s body color as usual while the base and the lower edge of the mirrors are painted in high gloss black color.

Coming to rear end of the BMW M5, there is a bespoke rear apron with a diffuser integrated into the lower end of the rear apron and a twin pipe exhaust system. The diffuser is flanked on either side by the tail pipes which have aerodynamically formed structures.

The Interior of The BMW M5

The interior design of the BMW M5 follows the same sporty look that is used on the exterior design of the car. The interior comes with M sports seats and upholstery made of fine grain Merino leather. There are also extended features to the upholstery. The sills of the door come with M5 lettering and an M driver’s footrest. The interior has exclusive Aluminum Trace trim rips while the BMW roof liner is in Anthracite. On the front there is a standard iDrive control system with a 10.2 inch control display.

BMW M5 interior

The steering wheel comes with buttons which will enable the driver to operate the cruise control system and also the audio and telephone operations. There are two M drive buttons on the left spoke of the steering wheel which can be utilized for configuring the car. For instance, the driver can use the M1 button to get a sport configuration while the M2 button is for a more comfort based set up.

With powerful features and a great sporty look, the car is expected to rock the road very soon.