2012 BMW M5 Concept debuts in Shanghai Motor Show 2011

Prototypes had long been projecting strong cast shadows on the production car, at the Auto Shanghai exhibition (21 to 28 April 2011) it is: BMW unveiled a concrete preview of the coming everyday cars: the Concept M5. Visually, the expected future production model is not significantly different from the study.
Also in the side view reveals the M5, at least those who know his potential. M-specific 20-inch twin-spoke design fill out the wheel arches and close due to the wide track of the vehicle is flush with the body. The wheels are equipped with a mixing tires, the format front 265/35 ZR20 rear, and is 295/30 ZR20. Must not miss the typical M gills on the front side wall. The M5, they are surrounded by a chrome frame and a chrome bar split in half. This will, in addition to the side indicators and the M logo.

The fifth-generation M5 gets a new, high-revving V8 with M-Power twin Turbo. Compared to the V10 predecessors, he has become stronger, but will also consume one-quarter less fuel and emit pollutants. The exact performance and consumption data, BMW has still covered. As confirmed by CEO Kay Segler M some time ago in an interview with the editorial team, the new engine is based on the X5 drives in M ​​/ M. There X6 provides the eight-cylinder 555 hp and sends a torque of 680 Nm onto the crankshaft. In the M5, it could then well be 580-600 hp.

The serial version of the new BMW will be in autumn 2011 on the market, prices there is still no information. The predecessor with 507 hp V10 was to have as a sedan from 86 200 € 94 100 € and they combine from.