• Mar 4, 2011
BMW M5 teaser video - Click above to watch video after the jump

After the quick teaser clip BMW unveiled for the next-generation M5, we've been itching to get a better look at the machine. Fortunately for Bimmer-addicts everywhere, the automaker has been so kind as to serve up a lengthier video of the new menace frolicking through the snow. BMW President Kay Segler is even on hand to introduce the super sedan, as well as his company's new initiative to get fans of his brand to submit their M5-inspired stories. We gather that the tales will be collected for a marketing stunt when the vehicle gets an official unveil.

As you may recall, word has it that BMW has parted ways with the luscious V10 of old in favor of a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that kicks out a raucous 560 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. All of that muscle gets dumped on the rear wheels.

Rumors have dusted up that the big 10-pot isn't the only bit of tech to get left behind with the new generation change. Buyers may not be able to get their hands on a manual transmission with the new M5 debuts, either. Hit the jump to check out the clip.

[Source: BMW via YouTube]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      What is that viel they are lifting?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Send in my "dream M5"? Why, will it make a difference? Okay. Under 4,000 pounds, 600+ HP and torque, manual, excellent road feel and balance, and aaaa, oh yeah- $20k US. Hope they listen!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will be truly saddened if this doesn't have a MT offering at launch. C'mon BMW, let's get back to lighter weight cars and stick with manual transmission options. There are quite alot of us who still enjoy a manual tranny. I don't want a car that drives like my videogame racing sims.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why no manual? Im sure it will still kick butt first and take names later, but no manual trans option seems silly on a car like this. I was behind an E39 M5 last night, with some nice pipes. Hearing that V8 burble between shifts (via manual gearbox) was pure muscle-car glory. I had to roll down the windows for a few minutes and turn the radio off just so I could bask in that sound.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Always liked the M5's, but the engine sounded so muted in the video. I guess I miss the V10 roar.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm guessing about $100K for the new M5?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see ... a blown Mustang in your future.
      • 3 Years Ago
      @cruiseoveride - it's hard to say. An high perfomance sedan with a 6 speed? Maybe not so common.

      A roadster with a 6 speed? - Well that's different. Youve already sacrificed seats in the back and trunk space for the driving experience. Standard comes ... standard.
      • 3 Years Ago
      umm looks like a BMW... Honesty their not hiding anything really.... we already what 95 percent of the car will look like.
      • 3 Years Ago
      To be fair to BMW, I remember reading the reason why they may not be offering a manual with this M5 is because they don't have a 6MT that can cope with the new engine's torque output. After all, they still offer manuals with the lesser 535/550, despite minuscule take rates.

      That being said, it's clearly doable... the Tremec in the CTS-V has to cope with 550+ lb-ft of torque. Hopefully BMW will look into slotting in a beefed-up manual at some point in this M5's product cycle.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mmmm....viel, it's what's for dinner (yea, i know that's not the proper spelling either)
      • 3 Years Ago
      lemme guess the exterior: current 5 series body with new "bolder" front and rear fascias, a few more LEDs, larger wheels and a few strategically place M logos. wow. performance to slightly beat the last gen but with a bit less soul as well. wow.
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