No these are not spy shots of the next-generation BMW M5, but they are as close as we’ll get to the real thing for now. What you’re looking at here are shots of the BMW 5-Series sedan tricked out with the company’s M-Sport Package.
We recently saw the BMW 5-Series Touring wearing the same gear and expect the packages to be offered with the 5-Series lineup later this year.
Refresher: The 2011 BMW 5-Series is currently available in the U.S. with just two variants including the 535i and the 550i. The 2011 BMW 535i, which starts at $50,475, is powered by 3.0L twin-scroll turbocharged inline that makes 300-hp and 300 lb-ft. The 2011 BMW 550i, which starts at $60,575, is powered by a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 making 400-hp. Both models are available with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission, BMW”s new 8-speed automatic transmission or new Sport Automatic 8-speed. The 2011 BMW 528i carries a starting MSRP of $45,425 and will join the lineup in July. Power for the 2011 528i comes from 3.0L inline-6 making 240-hp and a peak torque of 230 lb-ft.
2011 BMW 5-Series M Sport Package:
– By: Omar Rana