This fifth generation of BMW the M5 2018-2019, known as the inner the F10, is scheduled to arrive in the United States at the end of next summer, most likely as a 2013 model year, and the expected base price of about $ 90,000.
BMW wants to have this model M5 was more flexible for everyday driving.
We also expect that the M5 will rocket over a quarter of a mile away from the curb, into the hair for 12 seconds using an automatic transmission, the control-start system that shaves a little time throwing clutch of about 3000 rev / min and go to you.
Radial mounted six-piston monobloc front calipers Brembo drilled on the bi-metal rotors with iron discs and aluminum hats Scrub quickly though M5 takes a couple of hundred pounds than before.
(In spite of employing aluminum doors and aluminum hood, the new M5 weight creeps up to 4300 pounds or so.) So he can not eclipse its predecessor, the 158 feet of 70 km / h to 0 braking.
Hydraulic steering was better, but not perfect
How-M path, all that performance is at a very understated mods to the main 5-series, including the rectangular front and rear fascias, required four nozzles, new thresholds skirts, trunk wing, wings, fans and special 19-inch wheels (20 are optional).
Inside, there are thousands of buttons and needles dance and digital indicators, including a head-up display projected on the windshield, disappears when you wear polarized glasses.
Upholstery-Sea, stitched leather, and the rest-soft-touch plastic, underline the unusual group of vertical striped metallic finish that is reminiscent of a corrugated roof in Quonset huts.
In the M5 new, you can not select a gear, press the pedal, or turn the wheel, without the help of many watchful computers monitoring your every bodily twitch.
BMW go to lengths to electron layer between you and the machine transparent, or at least to be off button, and they are mostly successful.
But the light mist, the artificiality remains, especially in the steering, converted into an electrical assistance in base 5-Series models in a more natural feeling in the hydraulic lifting M5.
Due to the M5, acute collapse and caster adjustment, steering quickly executes your commands and do everything you could wish for, all, except the conversation back to those little tugs and organic failures, which make a lively car feel well, alive.
But the suspension of forged control arms, links, and knuckles, which share little of the rooms to the current 550i, is more neutral than the old M5 and more easily and gradually throttle controlled through corners.
It may be harder, but the new M5 felt light on his feet on the 3.4-mile Ascari circuit south of Seville, pi-shooting from corner to corner, with indomitable force in turning smartly without significant roll in the body, or marmelad- down in the tires and then the emission in one long, sinister, and a controlled drift.
With three drivers-selectable control modes, stability, three settings for throttle response, three hardness levels to shocks, and three shift-speed, it-your-way of M5 offers three steering modes, which gradually reduce momentum.
With Mercedes improve your game in this department, especially in the new the CLS, we believe that Benz and BMW are going to meet in the middle, it feels an awful lot like the new M5.
Supply of electricity of 560 hp, 4360-cc twin-turbo V-8 and 560 only from horse 266 cubic centimeters! is a blast literally about 1500 rev / min to 6000, during which the two turbines Honeywell located in the valley of the engine block, hit them strong winds.
There’s so much time steaming in the stern, even with electronic shut-plate clutch and differential greater 295/35 Michelin Pilot “Supersport” rear tires, end breaks easily grip with the place in accordance with the wide-open acceleration.
The tach needle will swing all the way to 7200 before it hits red, but it is not necessary.
Officially, the reason for the high 4.4 fixes track lappers who may want to hold gears longer, but we suspect that the real reason is to pay tribute to the legacy of M high-top finishes: old E60 V-10 turned back to 8250. This engine, Elvis very much out of the building at 6000 rev / min, and it shuffles, quiet engine furious throaty blat strongly drowned turbine.
Manual transmission in limbo?
Dubbed S63 PN for “technical update”, oddly configured “reverse flow” V-8, in which the intake manifold flow from the outside and the exhaust outlets in the VJ has a large and small changes of S63 in the BMW X5 M and X6 M. The Basics remain the same, but BMW throttle-less Valvetronic induction control is deployed on S63 PN, the larger turbo coolers and two turbines, injectors and various electronics and a higher compression ratio of 10.0: 1.
Power delivery, dare we say it, almost diesel-like.
Of course, this speed faster and sounds better than any diesel engine, and delivering lumpier as the increase comes on or strokes, but S63 PN-502 lb-ft reaches full strength only from idle at 1500 rev / min and remained until 5750 rev / min, a figure that would make Herr Diesel blush.
The Getrag seven-speed automatic, enhanced version of the M3 unit, aims high, with double overdrive and a 3.15: 1 final drive, how to save fuel and to take advantage of the engine power curve, or the relative lack of the curve, as it were.
We have already said that the US will once again get a six-speed stick shift management, but officials on our drive was not ready to confirm the plan.
“There are days you can hear it clearly over the Atlantic Ocean:” We need a manual gearbox ‘!
says Albert Biermann), Vice President of Engineering for the BMW M-site.
“A few days in Munich guys to hear it, some days not.”
Solution: yell louder.
One BMW had heard that there were complaints on the E60 a small fuel tank.
F10-2.6 is further gallons or 21.1, in general.
When the EPA testing is completed next year, the average mileage could land somewhere in the low 20s, we said, a significant gain over the old M5 machine, which was designed for 11 mpg city / 17 highway.
M5-quantitative measurement of an improved car to its predecessor.
Some things can not be quantified, however, such as the sublime joy of heaven redline and sound expensive precision instruments coil to reach it.
This is the BMW puzzle, and ours.
We are more efficient, more powerful torque monsters, but perhaps not to the detriment of the individual.