Near-inevitable Nurburgring spy vid of new M5 surfaces
Here's proof that the Next M5 - caught here squealing and growling its way around the Nurburgring in a video posted to the webosphere by BMW blog site bimmerpost - hasn't lost any of its attacking edge.
No, it doesn't have the naturally aspirated V10 and yes, it does have a pair of not-popular-with-M-car-die-hards turbos, but on the basis of this evidence the 4.4-litre twin-turbo M5 is going to be quite a car.
This montage video of an M5 development hack, mostly taken around the Kleine Karussell corner on the Nordschleife, certainly seems to show that the new M5 (due in 2011) is going to be every bit as interesting as its predecessor. The twin-turbos don't even seem to subdue the burbly V8's voice. Lovely.
Don't know why they bothered putting the body decoration on it. We all know what a 5-series looks like!
I'm not a fan of the turbos either, but having driven a current model (TwinPower) 335i, you can hardly feel the boost kick in these days, so I fully expect the new ubersaloon to be monstrously good, as usual
It looks very big and cumbersome. Why do manufacturers feel the need to increase the size on every new model? The E39 was the perfecrt size for a mid level saloon, why change a winning formula? Is it because people are getting fatter?
BMW are making the biggest mistake of their life by throwin in a v8 instead of the old v10, the reason why people bought a m5 was cos of that beautiful v10. Ok we all know that a turbo engine is much more easier to tune but common man who cares about fuel economy the only difference ur gonna get is 20-50 miles per tank difference Long live the v10
I will mourn the V10, but its consumption and emissions meant it had to go. I jut hope they've found a way to make the engine feel sharper and more aggressive than the X6 M and X5 M engine of which it is a derivative.