Many people eagerly awaited BMW’s announcement of the new F10 5 Series sedan (pictured above), which occurred at the end of November, last year. But once that generation was announcement, focus immediately shifted to the high performance M5 model of the new generation, which will appear in 2011.
Even though quite a few details were floating around the Internet, CAR magazine has brought forward a pretty believable list of attributes that the F10 M5 might have. The current M5’s V10 engine will be swapped with a smaller 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which is already employed in the X5 M, and will develop 578 HP, with 531 lb-ft of torque. This translates in a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time of 4.4 seconds, faster by 0.3 than the current generation,
CAR also says that the new M5 will be 30% more efficient, with fuel average expecting to hit around 24 mpg, partly thanks to a lighter weight but also to the Efficient Dynamics systems employed. Rumors also peg a KERS (brake energy recovery system) to be employed on the new M5.
Sadly for performance-loving family men, the new M5 won’t come in a wagon variant, as the Touring edition was reportedly axed from the product plant.
Do bear in mind that these are still rumors, and until the end of 2010, we won’t know anything concrete about the 2011 F10 BMW M5.
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