BMW launches the new M5 across Mideast
Manama, December 13, 2011
The new BMW M5, which had its Middle East debut at the Dubai International Motor Show earlier this month, has gone on sale at BMW Group importers across the Middle East.
The new BMW M5 is an exceptionally dynamic high-performance sports car with four doors and five seats, a statement said.
The new model features the world premiere of a newly developed BMW M high-performance, high-revving, 4.4-litre V8 engine with an M Twin Power Turbo package with Twin Turbo technology, direct petrol injection and fully variable valve control.
The V8 engine produces 560 hp from 6000-7000rpm and a maximum of 680 Nm of torque from 1500rpm.
The new BMW M5 is capable of accelerating to 100 km/hr in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/hr, but can be raised to 305 km/h with the M Driver's Package.
Thanks to use of extensive Efficient Dynamics technology, including Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, fuel consumption is cut by more than 30 per cent when compared to the previous model.
The new BMW M5 has outstandingly agile handling thanks to its innovative rear axle differential with Active M Differential lock, which enables a fully variable distribution of power between the rear wheels.
Individually configured set-ups for the car can be chosen by the driver via the M Drive buttons on the steering wheel - changes can be made to the accelerator response, gearbox response, DSC modes, Dynamic Damper Control and information in the Head-Up Display.
The front bumper has large air intakes to feed the engine and cool the brakes, the athletically flared wheel arches emphasise the wide track and the aerodynamically optimised rear bumper features a diffuser between the two pairs of twin exhausts.
The side view is dominated by the unique double-spoke 19-inch M light-alloy wheels.
The M sports seats are upholstered in Merino leather, and the cabin features a BMW Individual roof lining in Anthracite. Four-zone automatic climate control ensures all occupants remain comfortable.
Customers can also give their new BMW M5 the personal touch, since virtually the full range of options for the BMW 5 Series Saloon are available including a host of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive.
“The popularity and excitement of our BMW M models still continues to grow, however, driving a car boasting the M logo remains an exclusive experience,” said Dr Joerg Breuer, managing director, BMW Group Middle East.
“The design, comfort, technology and engineering of the new BMW M5 are very different from the predecessor model, and as a result, our importers have already received numerous orders from customers wanting to purchase this car,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service
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