As reported last week, the next-generation BMW M5 will be on a hiatus this year. However, come next year, the M5 will receive significant upgrades that should have the new Cadillac CTS-V running for cover.
Sources say that the current V10 will be dropped for the direct-injection twin-turbo 4.4L V8 ““ an uprated version of the unit in the X6M and X5M. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission, the next M5 should produce around 570-hp allowing it to run from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds with a top speed limited at 155 mph.
The 2012 BMW M5 will go on sale next year so expect a concept version sometime later this year.
Check out a video of the 2011 BMW 5-Series in action.
2011 BMW 5-Series:
– By: Kap Shah