New BMW M5 is £73k

Time 11:31 am, June 15, 2011

P90078321BMW has officially revealed the price it’s asking for its next M5 saloon which hits UK showrooms in November.

The fifth car ever to receive the fabled moniker comes with a price tag of £73,040.

For that owners will be getting M-division’s ‘most potent engine ever’ and a chassis that is ‘race bred’ and includes an Active M differential and electronic damping control.

Gone is the previous generation’s V10 and in comes a high-revving, turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 unit which develops 552bhp and 680Nm. It’s also an engine which has around 10 per cent more power and 30 per cent more torque than the old M5’s V10.

That means a 0-60mph dash is completed in just 4.1 seconds, and the car is limited to 155mph. With a seven-speed ‘M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic’ and ‘Efficient Dynamics technology’ including Start-Stop and brake energy regeneration, the M5’s fuel consumption has been reduced by more than 30 per cent to 28.5mpg, while CO2 emissions have fallen to 232g/km.

Standard equipment includes a head-up display, parking sensors, four-zone air-conditioning, Xenon headlights, and front seat heating. The new M5 also comes with a ‘Gurney flap’ on the rear edge of the boot lid to provide additional downforce at high speed.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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