M5 watch: Performance specs revealed

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BMW Concept M5

Ahead of the car’s official “concept” launch Autocar has revealed the performance specs of the forthcoming BMW M5.

As expected the F10 M5 will be powered by a 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 sourced from the X5 M. Upgrades to the induction and exhaust system improve throttle response and also boost power to 552bhp (410kW) and torque to 510lb ft (690Nm).

Apparently that’s enough to propel the F10 M5 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds. A deed helped along by a smooth shifting 7-speed DCT gearbox.

In surprising news, perhaps, it would appear an all-wheel drive M5 is on the cards as well. It’s understood this will help BMW compete with its main German rivals in the cooler North American regions.

It’s a heavy blighter, though, at around 1830kg. Although, that’s very close to the V10 powered E92 E60 M5, thanks to the use of carbon fibre and aluminium body panels on the new car.

[Source: Autocar]