The next generation BMW M5 continues its testing sessions at the Nurburgring track. The fellows over at the SpyShots.nl managed to capture the test mule on video this time. Judging by the video, it seems that the F10 M5 will not disappoint.
According to sources close to Edmunds, next generation BMW M5, due in 2011-2012, will have a turbocharged V8 engine. The twin-scroll 4.4 liter engine which debuted in the BMW X5 M and X6 M earlier this yea develops 555 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque and it’s unclear if BMW will decide to up these numbers.
The drivetrain of the F10 BMW M5 will feature a similar KERS system as the one found in the Formula 1 monoposts which will offer fuel savings technologies. The KERS will also feature a boost button imported from the F1 cars that will allow the driver to unleash all the energy stored up. Two gearboxes are being considered, an updated 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DCT) or a more advanced 8-speed SMG.