This engine is mated to a seven-speed M double-clutch Drivelogic transmission, this time with a Comfort driving setting (although we doubt it will be called into action too often…). More than that, the transmission has three driving programmes with manual and automated shift options plus a very useful low-speed assistance function to smooth travelling through heavy traffic.
M DCT BLISS: The new M5 loses the cumbersome SMG transmission for a sleek M double-clutch arrangement.
Electronically controlled dampers allow drivers to choose from three settings – Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus – for various driving conditions, while the same extends to the M-tuned Servotronic power assisted steering.
CLEAR INTENTIONS: With flared wheel arches, fierce 19" wheels and two pairs of tailpipes, this M5 is all business.