The 2013 M5

Peterson BMW of Boise loves the rumble emanating from a twin-pipe exhaust system comes from the latest iteration of the vehicle that founded the super-sedan segment almost 30 years ago— the all-new 2013 BMW M5.

Following an early test drive, the editors at Motor Trend magazine pronounced the all-new M5 “the smoothest, most powerful, most elegant and most refined” M5 model to date.

As hard as it may seem  such high praise merely touches the surface, as the new M flagship also delivers major enhancements in technology, safety and fuel efficiency over its hyper-potent predecessor. BMW still has some features and specifications that are still being finalized, but so far the following  points are sure to get enthusiasts’ hearts racing.

The Engine

BMW chose to replace the 5.0-liter V10 in the previous generation M5 with a new turbocharged, 4.4-liter V8 engine that delivers up to 560 hp and 500 lb/ft of torque. The output ratings from the 4.4-liter not only represent increases of 10 and 30 percent respectively over last year’s model.  BMW has made this most powerful motor ever used in a BMW M. Thanks to advanced engine technology—such as twin-scroll turbocharging, VALVETRONIC system and Double VANOS technology—acceleration is smooth and instantaneous with maximum torque available at just 1,500 rpm and a 0-60 time just a tick over four seconds.

Power flows to the rear wheels on the M5 where the standard Active M Differential works together with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) to prevent slips by evenly distributing torque from wheel-to-wheel across the axle for optimum traction. DSC offers three settings, including one that switches the system off completely for track day enjoyment.
Fine tuned by spending countless hours of testing at the acclaimed Nürburgring track in Germany, the M-Specific chassis found on the M5 boasts electronic dampers, variable-ratio Servotronic steering and fade-free ABS brakes with exclusive iron-and-aluminum cross-drilled rotors and six-piston front calipers.

Available Options

BMW has taken the time to simplify the driving settings of the all-new M5, in comparison to the previous model. As a M5 driver you can now choose between three modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus—to adjust the parameters of the car’s steering and suspension. The dual-clutch transmission offers three shifting-performance programs, similar to the drive setting programs, in both automatic and manual modes.

Mounted on the left-hand spoke of the steering wheel, two “M Drive” buttons (M1 and M2) allow access to distinct vehicle set-ups previously configured by the driver—for example, one geared towards comfort and the other for a sportier performance. The M Drive system offers the adjustment of six driving parameters, from engine management to chassis performance and the configuration of BMW’s Head-Up Display. Switch off the system and it defaults to a setting aimed at fuel economy and a luxurious ride.
Inside, the M5 displays:
  •  Merino Leather upholstery
  •  Exclusive Aluminum Trace trim
  •  Anthracite roof lining
  • Customized M-exclusive sport seats
  •  Cutting-edge infotainment technology
  •  A 10.2-inch, full-color display
Contact Peterson BMW of Boise today to  experience the most intimidating model and schedule a test drive with the all-new 2013 M5 Sedan, set to launch in showrooms this spring.  We can help answer any questions that you may have by calling 20.378.5980.
sources: IMN Loyalty Driver.

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