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Posted On: 10 September 2011 02:25 pm
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New BMW M5 to hit road in Nov

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Alfardan Automobiles has announced a November launch for the new BMW M5, described as the fifth generation of the world’s most successful high-performance sports saloon. The four-door, five-seat car is based on a concept originally initiated in 1984 with the first generation BMW M5. It 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 result is a lag-free power delivery giving typical M car thrust whilst delivering a significantly improved balance between performance and fuel consumption. The new BMW M5 is capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h, but can be raised to 305 km/h with the M Driver’s Package. Thanks to the use of extensive Efficient Dynamics technology, including Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, fuel consumption is cut by more than 30% 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. Exterior styling cues of the new BMW M5 feature familiar M aesthetics, which reflects the car’s extremely dynamic, yet precisely controllable nature. 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. There is four-zone automatic climate control. The full range of options for the BMW 5 Series Saloon is available for the M5 too including a host of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive. Commenting on the upcoming launch of the new model, Joerg Breuer, managing director, BMW Group Middle East said: “The number of customers who choose to purchase a BMW M model still continues to grow. However, driving a car boasting the M logo remains an exclusive experience. The new BMW M5 is a very different car from its predecessor in terms of design, comfort, technology and engineering, so we are confident that it’s going to be well received.” Gulf Times