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Most powerful BMW M5

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011

Well, what can I say? This is a real BEAST. Most brutal of everything that earlier engineers of BMW only did (certainly, we now speak about serial models). Under the hood, the new BMW M5 is hidden as much as 560 "horses"! More powerful machine with conveyor BMW has never got away, and there is no doubt that the new M5 will be the dream of many fans of speed. The past generation of "M" was equipped with a unique V10 engine capacity of 5.0 liters, which gave out 507 hp.

And when developing a new model Bavarian engineers have long thought about, how to upgrade this unit and make it more powerful and more environmentally friendly. Thought and thought, and decided to abandon it altogether. And instead of V10 designed a compact and cost-"eight" 4.4-liter twin-turbo. First, the engine started to put on BMW X5 M and X6 M, and now it has received and M5. And if the crossovers have unit capacity 555 hp, the BMW M5 in the herd increased by another five "horses." Thus, in the BMW stress - for them M5 is the flagship of the entire line of "M".



If you compare the old and the new V10 V8, then you know that the new unit is not only considerably more powerful. He still possesses the best torque. "Top Ten" issue, I remember, 520 Nm and at 6100 rpm, and the supercharged "eight" is already 680 Nm and, thanks to a double boost, they are already available from 1500 to 5750 rpm.



Of course, installing a powerful engine in the BMW could not confine. Even the body is subjected to major alterations, and hood, front fenders and doors are now made of aluminum. The machine was longer than the standard "five" (11 mm) and 32 mm wider. But ground clearance decreased. If the normal "five" has a clearance of 140 mm, then the M5 of 117 mm.





Naturally, the increase in power and torque, as well as serious work on the aerodynamics have resulted in the fact that the dynamics of the M5 was better than it's predecessor. Compare the maximum speed in this case it is senseless - it always electronically limited to 250 km/h. But the acceleration time to "hundred" of a new machine is better. If earlier it was 4.7 sec, now only 4.4 sec!

Sales of the new BMW M5 will begin in a few months, but prices for this model are unknown.

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