BMW M5 2011 (F10) at Nurburgring +videoFri, 09 Oct 2009
The 2011 BMW M5 caught on video near the Nurburgring
Wonderful power plant though the V10 is, in these economy and emissions conscience times it is a pragmatic move by BMW to use the 4.4 litre V8 already seen in the X5M and X6M in the next generation M5. It seems almost certain if you watch this video – especially at around 3:15 where you can hear the turbos quite clearly – that forced induction is the route BMW are taking.
But it seems likely that the M5 will get a few more horses than others in the BMW range using the same powerplant. Rumour is we will see something close to 600bhp when the new M5 surfaces properly in 2011. It’s also mooted that the new M5 will be quite a bit lighter than the current V10 car and sport an eight-speed sequential ‘box. All of which should allow it to live up to its heritage.
The V10 M5 is dead. Long live the V8 Turbo.
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By Cars UK