• Dec 25, 2009
The 2011 BMW M5 is having its heart and reflexes tested at der Nürburgring. Thus far, the company has kept a remarkably tight lid on the details of what the buyers can expect from the forthcoming supersedan, but varied and persistent rumors all point to more power, more usability, more economy, and more edge.
The next M5's twin-turbo V8, said to be a tweaked version of the one in the X5M and X6M, could have somewhere between 570 and 600 horses in its corral. Carbon and aluminum will undoubtedly be featured prominently, and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System could also figure into the mix. Maybe it's just us, but it looks like the front end is going to wear some serious wheel arches as part of the visual package, too.

The only obvious, and disappointing, hole in all of the scuttlebutt so far is whether the new M5 will be offered with a manual transmission. We hope BMW knows that there is indeed a wrong answer to that question...

[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Back to the top of the midsize performance sedans, I've been waiting for Bavaria to restore the old horse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well. beyond that. to restore it by a wide margin. I have no doubt this will best the RS6, MAYBE the CTS-V... still waiting to see how the panamera shapes up. Anywho, a wide margin would be nice, especially with that much power... I hope their focused.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, that's a predictable outcome; the M5 wins. Honestly, admirable
      though it is, the CTS-V has never come that close.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The CTS-v has never come close? I'm confused. Why does it beat the current M5 in every measurable aspect?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The CTS-V vs M5 battle is heating up again.May the best car win.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well CTS-V, my friend, it's been a great run and I'll always prefer you to any competition from a value standpoint. I also prefer its styling too but that's subjective, not everyone likes Cadillac's "art and science" design.

      Here's to hoping that GM continues to shake things up with the next gen CTS-V. Maybe this time it'll be released before its competition is already gearing up for their redesign...
      • 5 Years Ago
      As usual people make pleas for big engines, big tires, limited electronics and manual gearboxes, claiming it would add driving fun as well as preformance. I may agree on the driving fun part but i seriously doubt the preformance part and most probably so does BMW. They have made superior technology their trademark and if they put in an automated gearbox it is because they know it will preform better in every condition than a manual. Further more, pure performance isn't their sole ambition. They will try to proof that all this modern technology will make a safer car with better comfort, better handling, much more fool proof (sometime people drive like fools) and even a better fuel economy. It's the combination of these thing that will make it an exceptional car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I HOPE THEY MAKE IT AS GOOD AS THE JAGUAR XFR.THE JAG IS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD.ITS ENGINE IS FABULOUS AND IT DRIVES LIKE A DREAM.
      YOU DONT NEED TO BE A GREAT DRIVER TO PUSH THE XFR BUT WITH M5 THAT IS BIG PROBLEM AND ALSO M5 WILL DEFINITELY DEARER THAN JAG.
      BOTH ARE GREAT BUT I SURELY PREFER THE XFR ANYTIME.
        • 5 Years Ago
        YEAH DUDE OMG I AGREE
      invisiblepigeon3
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dear Friend:

      piss off with your advertizing
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very much innovative thinking I can say. I am looking forward to glimpse of my dream car that BMW is going to mold.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would be nice if BMW can show some leadership in the market by including more weight-saving technologies in this version.
      • 5 Years Ago
      U dorks need to get over your manual tranny BS, grow up & get with the times good grief don't like change. This is not coming from on 25 year old. If u don't like i dont buy it. Tell me were r u going to drive it in the states without having 2 spend $1000 plus anyway not many if any do drive them the way their should be,not putt-puttin around for statis
        • 5 Years Ago
        learn english. then critique.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The wide body would be fun, but it looks like the plastic covering they use to hide the car.
      I can't wait to see what they do to this version of the M5. All those other people are talking about the Caddy, but driving a BMW is such a different drive.
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