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2018-03-05 16:30

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Sean Parker

Cape Town - BMW South Africa has loaded its new M5 onto the automaker's configurator system and simultaneously revealed the price. 

The automaker's high-performance sedan is the first generation to be fitted with all-wheel drive. It uses a 4.4-litre V8 turbocharged engine producing a mammoth 441kW and 750Nm. 

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An 8-speed automatic gearbox replaces the 7-speed dual-clutch unit from the previous generation. Due to launch at the Kyalami race track on March 28, the F90 M5 has a base price of R1 746 094. 

In the 'default' setting, the power is distributed to all four wheels, this can be changed via a controller to send power exclusively to the rear wheels. 

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BMW claim the M5 rockets from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 11.1 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is an electronically limited 250km/h, but the optional M Driver’s Package elevates it to 305km/h.

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