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BMW Teases Next-Gen M5

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On: Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 4:07PM | By: Chris Weiss


BMW Teases Next-Gen M5

The world's attention may be on Geneva, but one automaker is moving a few months ahead and a few hundred miles north. BMW released a new teaser video for its M5 sedan last week. The new car will launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and is supposed to get more powerful and more efficient. 

The M5: "a bold business car with the push of a button you have a sports car". That's how BMW M chief Kay Segler sums up the sporty new M5. And the footage of the camouflaged four-door straightlining and accelerating through curves in the snowy mountains of northern Europe definitely supports that description.

The updated M5 will drop its traditional V10 and gain some horsepower and torque through the use of turbocharging. It's expected to feature a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 worth around 570 ponies. The car will pair that engine with a dual-clutch automated-manual gearbox.

In addition to its smaller, more efficient engine, the M5 is expected to boost its eco-cred with a start-stop system.

Before the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW is expected to debut an M5 concept model at the Shanghai Auto Show next month. The production coupe should hit the market before the end of the year.

While you're waiting, be sure to check out the latest teaser video. The M5 is still under serious camo, and the cameraman doesn't focus on it for too long, but it's a new M5, a tunnel through the mountains, and a snow-covered road in the Swedish Alps: one minute of sheer, work-day-diluting bliss.




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Michigander | 7:05PM (Thu, Mar 10, 2011)

I think it's awesome that BMW is asking for customer feed back - always a good way to go. And I love that paint job!



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