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BMW's all-new fifth-generation M5 has been making serious waves following its introduction at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Praised for its performance and handling, and improved fuel economy over the outgoing model, the automaker's first turbocharged M5 is also the most powerful. With 560 horsepower and launch control, it is capable of delivering a sprint to 60 mph in less than four seconds flat.
The M5 has grown in stature, luxury and weight with each subsequent generation. Despite an amazing boost in power and performance, some feel that BMW's flagship sport sedan has lost some of its enthusiast DNA as it pursues competitors rather than lead the segment it alone created in the mid-1980s. Don't get anyone started on why BMW pipes engine sound through the sedan's audio system….
BMW introduced its sixth-generation 5 Series three years ago with its standard engine lineup. The high-performance M5 is all-new for 2013.
The 2013 BMW M5 is a midsize five-passenger sedan. It is offered in one trim level.
While the outgoing model was fitted with a naturally-aspirated V10, the new M5 debuts with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. The 32-valve engine is rated at 560 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. The standard gearbox is a seven-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT), but a six-speed manual is a no-cost option (late availability). All M5 models are rear-wheel drive, with a standard electronic limited-slip differential.
Standard equipment includes Merino leather upholstery, full power accessories, M Driving Dynamics vehicle and suspension tuning, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, dual-zone climate control and BMW's iDrive infotainment interface. Differentiating itself from the other 5 Series models, the M5 is fitted with unique and decidedly more aggressive bodywork, quad exhaust pipes, extra wide 19-inch wheels and a big brake kit (with blue calipers). The inside of the cabin features a sport steering wheel, "M" multi-contour bucket seats, aluminum trim and other cosmetic "M" enhancements.
Options include the aforementioned manual transmission, full Merino leather, an upgrade to M Carbon Ceramic brakes, head-up display, 20-inch forged wheels, Bang & Olufsen audio system, rear seat entertainment and BMW Apps for smart phone integration.
The EPA has not released fuel economy ratings for the 2013 BMW M5.
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