New BMW M5 - FrontView

BMW India will launch the all new M5 sports sedan at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo. Now, the revamped BMW M5 sedan has undergone a change in the ergonomics side of the car more than anything else not to mention the substantial change in the all-petrol engine it is offered with.  One needn’t say much on the new generation M5 sedan as it carries the same streamlined powerful exteriors packed in the compact form, but the change is all there in the increased performance of the car.

The all-new 4.4 L V8 engine will replace the V10 motor under the hood. This accounts for an enormous increase in the peak power output and more so in the maximum torque output. Straight 10% increase in the power can be observed in the new sports sedan to deliver 552 Bhp from 503 Bhp before, while the torque sees a steep rise by 30% to 69.4 kgm. The sedan can race at a top speed to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds. Some strong changes can be observed on the M-tuned Servotronic steering wheel that also comes with the paddle shifters needless to less that dual clutch gearbox is what we are talking about.  The 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox accompanies the new petrol engine.

New BMW M5 - RearView

The paddle-shifters on the steering wheel comes with the M Drive button with two drive options open for the user which went missing on the earlier version. This allows the user to store two different drive systems where it used to allow the user to drive on a single variant. Coming to the new BMW M5 price, its more or less in the same range at Rs 99 lakh. There were enough rumours about BMW bringing the diesel variant of this high performing sedan moreover that 2012 Auto Expo is where the German luxury car manufacturer could position the launch. The M550d is expected to live up to the image of the petrol variant with a well-matched acceleration of 0-100 kmph in 4.7 seconds. The fuel efficiency is the factor which could be something to boast about with an unbelievable 19 kmpl in this sports diesel saloon.

 

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