The updated sixth generation BMW M5 revealed with tweaked styling, new in-car tech and gets new-look BMW kidney grille.
Powered by twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with an output of 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque 750nm. Having a top speed of 305 km/h. Capable of sprinting from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds.
The new LED headlights and LED rear lights also have a sharper appearance. M5 gets five new paint finishes and a new 20-inch Y-spoke wheel design. The flap-controlled dual-branch M Sport exhaust system of the BMW M5 develops extremely distinctive and sporting exhaust note.
The introduction of a new operating concept and a larger central display with a diagonal of 12.3 inches mean the cabin of the new BMW M5 is more driver-centric than ever. Two new buttons on the centre console – like those found in the BMW M8 – provide more direct access to system settings. At the press of the M Mode button, the driver can toggle swiftly between the ROAD and SPORT settings, while keeping the M Mode button pressed, and confirming the prompt in the central display, engages TRACK mode.
Electronically controlled Variable Damper Control (VDC) offers three driving modes – COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+. Height of the new M5 has been reduced by seven millimeters and the suspension, enhanced with increased camber at the front axle to handle higher lateral forces in corners.
An optional M Carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston fixed calipers at the front and single-piston floating calipers at the rear provide a significant reduction to unsprung weight, being some 23 kg lighter.
India launch, of the new BMW M5 is expected to take place sometime next year. And prices are expected to start at a premium over the current models price tag of 1.6crores.