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Video: The next BMW M5

2011-03-07 09:34

NEXT M-CAR: BMW's next generation M5 will sport a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine.

A near production ready version of BMW’s fifth generation M5 should debut at the Shanghai auto show in April, before the final road going car is shown closer to home at Frankfurt in September.

Technically the new M5 will be the first of its line to boast a forced induction engine, producing in excess of 420kW from its twin-scroll turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine.

Although the idea of a turbocharged M5 will be a tough sell to BMW traditionalists, at least the most famous M-nameplate is staying true to its rear-wheel drive configuration.

Listen to Dr. Kay Segler, boss of BMW’s M-division, detail what we can expect from the new monster sports sedan.
 
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