Preparation for the premiere of the new generation BMW M5 Germans began from afar. At first, there was quite a vague information about the transmission and the engine, and before the debut on the Internet they threw a portion of the photo of the premium sports sedan. And let the exterior - not the main feature of M5 of the last generation, we can not bypass it.
The appearance of the new sedan was changed according to the long-known recipe. Several wheel arches fanned, they contained large wheels, rear and front mounted aggressive bumpers with large air intakes, and two standard so-called "double-barrels" were used to replace the standard exhaust nozzles. This is a classic of the genre. On such a car you can easily stand out from the stream.
The salon has also undergone many changes. On a background of furnish under a carbon fiber the modified selector of a check point with red strips is brightly allocated, here there are buttons M1 and M2 also in red color. Both keys are responsible for selecting and saving driving modes, if the standard "workpiece" does not suit you. Also, the new BMW M5 is equipped with a sports steering wheel and seats with more developed lateral support.
It should be noted and the excellent work of engineers on the development of 4,4 l engine with a double turbo. To get its return in 600 hp at a torque of 750 N * m, installed modern Twin Scroll turbines with enhanced boost pressure, improved the cooling system and increased the injection pressure to 350 bar. In addition to all these new things, the engineers have facilitated the exhaust system of the car and equipped it with resonators Helmholtz. The eight-speed automatic transmission M Servotovic replaced the robotic gearbox.
It is noteworthy that the peak torque regiment in the new engine starts already with 1800 rpm. As a result, the M5 sedan accelerates to 100 km / h in just 3,4 seconds, and to 200 km / h in 11,1 seconds.
Maximum speed - regulated in Germany 250 km / h, but when installing the M Driver's Package engineers promise to increase the figure to 350 km / h.
In terms of its technical characteristics, the sedan looks amazing, but if you look at its direct competitors, Audi RS6 Avant performance and Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic +, the advantage will not be so obvious. For example, "Mercedes" dials the first "hundred" for exactly the same time as the "BMW", and the "Audi" wagon lags behind them only for 0,3 seconds. However, you should not blame the Bavarians for misleading someone. The sports sedan BMW M5 of the new generation is really one of the most high-speed cars in its class.
BMW M5 F90 - the first car in its line, in which the rear-wheel drive was replaced by a full one. According to the algorithm of operation the transmission resembles the units of other cars "BMW". The standard operating mode implies the transfer of torque to the rear wheels, and if necessary a front axle is connected via a multi-disk electronically controlled clutch. The active rear inter-wheel differential allows you to redirect up to 100% of the torque to one wheel, in addition, the operation of the transmission is controlled by the control electronics.
Most likely, the Germans anticipated criticism in their address because of the switch to full-wheel drive and provided for a special rear-wheel drive mode, similar to the one used in the Mercedes-AMG E 63. By the way, order a rental of another representative sedan model Mercedes E 213 AMG with the driver you can in our company "TransLyuks".
In addition, the designers seriously worked on the relief of the sedan. Front fenders and doors, boot lid, hood are made of aluminum, and the roof is made of carbon fiber.
For the sake of efficiency, engineers did not equip the machine with a standard lead-acid battery and found it an advantageous replacement in the form of a lighter lithium-ion analog.
In the basic configuration, the sedan has a weight of 1855 kg, but if instead of standard cast iron brakes with front six-piston calipers order optional carbon-ceramic brakes, you can further ease the weight by another 23 kg. But even with "pig iron" the new M5 is much lighter than its main competitors.
Changes have touched and suspension of the sedan. Engineers have strengthened the design of the front two-link and rear multi-link system. Stabilizers of forward stability have made more rigid, as well as rubber fastening elements and forward bottom levers. The rear axle BMW M5 equipped with an X-shaped steel amplifier, and in front mounted additional aluminum amplifiers. Even in the basic configuration, the sedan has adaptive shock absorbers operating in three different operating modes.
Despite the fact that the new generation of "sports fives" from BMW will be on sale only at the end of September, everyone can ask the price for the car today. In Germany, for the base version, dealers will ask for the euro from 117 900, which is less by 1 thousand euros from Audi RS6 Avant performance and on 4 thousand euros is cheaper than Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic +. However, simultaneously with the sales of "regular M5" the manufacturer will accept orders for a limited version of First Edition with a richer "stuffing" in the base and a matte body color. Total expect to produce 400 copies of such machines, for each of which it is necessary to throw a minimum of 19,5 thousand euros above.