Future BMW M5 confirmed to get twin-turbo V8 | Rpmgo.com

While the 2011 BMW 5 Series is mighty attractive and promises to once again make people interested in the mid-size sedan, many people are still eagerly awaiting the premiere of the 2011 BMW M5 performance version, scheduled to debut later this year.

Until then, BMW M Division boss, Dr. Kay Segler, confirmed that the next super-sedan from the company will house the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine, like in the X5 M and X6 M.

As you know, the naturally-aspirated V10 in the current M5 was heavily rumored to be retired for the next generation, so Segler’s confirmation comes to almost no surprise.

While the twin-turbo V8 currently cranks out 555 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque in the sporty SUVs, you can be certain that the Bavarian engineers are going to push it to its limits in order to squeeze out more and trump their rivals.

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