Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 BMW M5

After a week of looking at some affordable sports cars including the Scion FR-S and the Ford Focus ST, today we take our Top 10 things you need to know about car ‘x’ to the elite sports car level. It’s time to learn the top 10 things you need to know about the all-new BMW M5.

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Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 BMW M5:

  1. This is the 2013 BMW M5 (F10) the best-looking and most powerful M5 model ever to grace our roads.
  2. Power comes from a 4.4L V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology) making 560-hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 502 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm.
  3. The engine is mated to a Mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. BMW has also confirmed a 6-speed manual for the United States at no additional cost.
  4. 0 to 60 mph comes in 4.3 seconds (some have reported a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds) with a top speed of 155 mph. If you want to go faster you can opt for the M Driver’s Package, which bumps up the top speed to an eye-wattering 190 mph.
  5. The car has a reported lap time of 7:55 around the Nurburgring race track, which matches the lap time of the Ferrari F430.
  6. Fuel-economy? Really? Who cares… keep reading. But if you really want to know it consumes 31% less fuel than the outgoing model.
  7. It has a 21.92 gallons fuel-tank, which means you can keep driving longer but you’ll also end up paying a lot more at the pump between fill-ups.
  8. The 2013 BMW M5 gets something called an Active M Differential, which provides more traction when cornering – even on snow, gravel or ice. The Active M Differential supplies traction and supports the rear-wheel drive setup – both when accelerating out of corners and maneuvering on slippery surfaces.
  9. It’s smart too: A new features called Brake Energy Regeneration, takes the kinetic energy that would otherwise go to waste, and converts into electricity by the alternator, and stored in the battery.
  10. Prices start at $90,695 – but a fully loaded model can run up to $117,975.

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– By: Omar Rana