2012 M5
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90,000 CR
Model year: 2012
Performance Index: A 532
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
Advanced Performance
Power: 552 HP (411 kW)
Torque: 501 lb ft (679 N·m)
Weight: 4123 lbs (1870 Kg)
Front: 52%
Displ: 4.4 L
Power/weight: 295 HP per ton

220 kW per ton

It’s clear by just glancing at the newest M-division sedan at the reveal event that it’s something special. If you’ve heard the rumors that the era of increased fuel economy has finally overtaken the blazing-fast M5, know two things: the rumors are true, and you have absolutely nothing to fear. That’s because if there is a problem that skilled engineers can solve, BMW’s all over it. This particular solution involves more power, better driving dynamics, and an increase in fuel economy, all courtesy of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. This marvel of engineering packs way more torque than the high-revving V10 it replaces, and it’s available way down low; a full 502 ft-lbs. at just 1,500 RPM. Not only is it faster to 60 mph, an entire suite of M-division goodies helping the M5 carve through the corners like a red-hot scalpel through Bavarian butter. Looks have improved too; the newest evolution of the BMW design language fits the large sedan like tailored lederhosen. The purposeful look is topped off with large alloy wheels that show off the enormous stoppers. Green-minded driving enthusiasts can rejoice at the addition of technologies like engine start-stop and regenerative braking. The M5 has always delivered furious performance in a comfortable and stylish package, but thanks to hard work and technological improvements the new M5 is better in every way. Engineering is truly a wonderful thing.

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