The M5 makes a stunning contribution to BMW's legendary high-performance 'M' range, fusing motorsport-inspired aesthetics with potent performance. Sophisticated technology surges through this model, influencing its muscular powertrain, cutting-edge cabin and robust safety systems. Few others can match the M5 for sheer driving thrills.
The model's cabin is the perfect environment to savour every electrifying journey, as it delivers comfort from start to finish. The driver's cockpit is designed to make driving effortless, placing the gear lever and all driver aid controls close to hand. Surrounding these buttons and switches is an array of refined materials, including stitched leather in a choice of striking colours, Piano Black lacquer and elegant wood. Iconic M badging adorns the gear lever, instrument cluster and steering wheel.
The same badging subtly completes the characteristic kidney-shaped grille on the outside, which is framed by polished chrome trim and flanks high-intensity headlights. The M5's sleek lines serve to uphold the M range's sporting heritage, while also boosting its aerodynamics for improved performance. Strong alloy wheels are also included for both form and function, and they sit in front of performance brakes, also branded with the M logo. Broad air intakes channel cooling air into the engine and to the brakes, while the quad exhaust system at the rear hints at the bristling powertrain that lies beneath the bonnet.
Here is where you will find the M5's beating heart in the form of a stunning TwinPower Turbo V8 petrol engine. This eight-cylinder unit propels the vehicle forward confidently with the help of two turbo chargers, delivering a prominent growl as it does so. Delivering 552bhp and 680Nm of torque as standard, the M5 achieves a 0-60mph time of around 4.2 seconds, and with the optional Competition package, an extra 15bhp is given. The Active M Differential ensures the swathes of power are distributed with optimum control, helping the M5 retain traction when cornering and on loose or wet surfaces.