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SPIED! BMW M5

2011-02-17 08:05

SPOTTED: Our spies spotted BMW's next generation M car during testing

BMW’s next-generation M5 F10 prototype is snapped during testing. The new model has lost all of its usual heavy plastic cladding to be replaced by BMW’s famous psychedelic wrapping.

Now that it's lost most of its camouflage we can see several elements of the overall design from the fascia and the air intake pockets.

In case you were sceptical of its M5 designation, telltale signs include the four round tailpipes BMW exclusively assigns to all current and recent M cars, as well as the large brakes with cross-drilled rotors all around. 

As for the engine, rumour has it that BMW's new 4.4-litre twin turbo - seen in the X6 M and X5 M and capable of producing 413kW - will be used.

Not as powerful as the current segment powerhouse Audi’s 425kW RS6 V10, BMW tends to make up for the power deficiency in driving dynamics.
 
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