by Bob Bimmer
If you’ve been looking for the luxury car of your dreams, the search is over. The 2012 BMW M5 features enough horsepower for a weekend adventure and the reliability of an every-day vehicle. The latest BMW offering in the M Series boasts cutting-edge technology and couples it with the classic BMW style. We’ll let you know as soon as the 2012 BMW M Series hits the showroom floor at our NJ BMW dealership, but until then, check out the latest BMW news and info, courtesy of BMWBlog.com
Last month at Laguna Seca, California, BMW introduced to the US public the all-new 2012 BMW M5. The super sporty and classy sedan will have its world public debut next week at the Frankfurt Auto Show, followed by a market launch in the United States in Spring of 2012.
Brian Watts, BMW M Head of Sales, was present at the event and took the time to talk to journalists about the F10 M5 and the technology that stands behind one of the most exciting M cars.
The new 2012 BMW M5 will now sport a TwinPower turbocharged V8 that uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo tehcnology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold that guarantees legendary BMW M-car thrust with seamless lag-free power delivery from just off idle.
The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. The high-rev unit should rocket the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.
The BMW M5 is just the latest in the popular M Series, and has built a reputation for itself by combining luxury with a sports-coup feel. Whether you’re a long-standing BMW owner or you’re new to the fray, this car will really rev your engine.