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F1 gizmos, 450kW for next M5

2009-06-29 08:28
BMW is getting wicked with the new M5, which is due in 2010, as the carmakers gears up its next super sedan.

The next-generation model will be muscled up with twin-turbo power, making it a worthy competitor to Audi’s monstrous RS6.

The 2010 M5 is reported to get a new twin-turbocharged V10 engine. The new unit will be derived from BMW’s 420kW 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, which will power the X5 M and X6 M models.

In M5 guise, this unit will It will produce about 450kW and is rumoured to be paired to an F1-style KERS system. This system will allow the driver to boost performance at the touch of a button.

Also, Auto Express reports that fuel efficiency will form part of the M5’s genes thank to a new system that shuts down cylinders when they are not needed.

BMW will show the new 5 Series sedan range at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, while the range-topping M5 will be unveiled next year.


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