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Wednesday 16th March 2011

New BMW M5 Struts Its Stuff On The Snow

Teaser video whets our appetite for new BMW super-saloon



BMW is stepping up its teasiness with the new M5, before the car is officially revealed later this year.

A couple of weeks ago the first video was released, with M division Boss Dr Kay Segler saying 'I exactly know that you all wait for the new M5' (no kidding, Kay) and a few short moments of an M5 in pre-launch camo doing its 'thang' on the snow.

Now BMW has released a second, longer clip and, while you'll need to speak German to get the most out of it, it does provide plenty of time to gawp at the new car's details, and to enjoy watching the thing being hustled through the snow.

Oh, and it might just offer an insight as to whether the new car will get a twin-clutch or fully automatic transmission. There is a brief glimpse in the video of the gearstick - which appears to be an M-DCT-look affair rather than the pistol-grip joystick BMW's get when equipped with ZF's eight-speed auto. It's not conclusive, but it is encouraging... check it out for yourself below...

 

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Leicesterdave

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Great stuff- love the look of the '5

rottie102

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I thought BMWs can't do snow...? wink

JumpinJack

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Is this the new 'thing' to have a new model sliding around in the snow?

Personally I'd rather see it being blasted around on a normal track/road! I know british weather is crap at the best of times, but we don't have to drive in the snow that often.

Nice car though yum

Edited by JumpinJack on Wednesday 16th March 09:48

Steff

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so that's what Tony Blair is up to these days...

tottacrolla

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mmmm.....
something not quite right with that video at 45 seconds in
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AlpinaB5s

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Finally this puts to bed the autobox myth (probably created by jealous Audi/Merc fanboys anyhow) type

I still prefer the new B5s but i would say that........

y2blade

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very nice smile

SleeperCell

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Chris Harris drove the pre-production model and said it had the DCT twin clutch transmission so I would think that's more or less confirmed?

mybrainhurts

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Steff said:
so that's what Tony Blair is up to these days...
Yes, I noticed that...

Bastid gets everywhere...

Second video was a bit sinister...Schtopp....! You vill buy zis car, or ve vill invade Poland von more time...

TaRD

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I thought this was about a motorway paperbaggetmecoat

Robmarriott

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I turned my sound up all the way, still couldnt hear a thing frown

mybrainhurts

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Robmarriott said:
I turned my sound up all the way, still couldnt hear a thing frown
Don't worry, he just kept saying ACHTUNG, SCHPITFEUR...

Brink

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laugh

Is it April yet?
Have the "zones" been stretched to breaking point?

pSyCoSiS

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This was posted up a few days ago by Gustav, on the m5board.com

There are some pictures floating around, but not sure if they are official!

Sounds lovely though, and, like every M5 before it, the car will be truly epic, and by far the best in it's class.

Equinox96

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I really look forward to seeing this one in flesh - being an E60 M5 owner and seeing the praise from that Evo article. However I am right at the limit in terms of the size of the car (very tight car park) so the next step is more likely to be a saloon E90 M3 rather than this..

If only someone could bolt that DCT (or indeed a manual) gearbox to my current car...


ljp14

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To market car in UK, show it driving on snow?

Is it only a minute long because they cut out all the bits of the m5 failing on snow?

BOR

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It ist driving on zee schnow, becoss it ist vinter testing zeit at ze moment. Zoon, it vill be schpring. An ze cars vill be on ze track, just ze vay you like it.

don logan

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Were they out looking to pick a snowball fight with an FF?

E21_Ross

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Equinox96 said:
If only someone could bolt that DCT (or indeed a manual) gearbox to my current car...
it can be done. a (very) good indy should be able to do it for you.

1000TCR

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mybrainhurts said:
Steff said:
so that's what Tony Blair is up to these days...
Yes, I noticed that...

Bastid gets everywhere...

Second video was a bit sinister...Schtopp....! You vill buy zis car, or ve vill invade Poland von more time...
Ve actualli prefer invading France... For ze zame reson or any azer.
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