Wondering how the new 2012 BMW M5 sounds in person? Or the super-duper M3 CRT ? Here are two short clips delivering acoustics that put a smile on our faces. BMW has moved on with the new F10 M5 from naturally aspirated engines to a TwinPower turbocharged V8.
The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold that guarantees legendary BMW M-car thrust with seamless lag-free power delivery from just off idle.
The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. Our sources say the high-rev unit takes the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.
The M3 CRT, short for Carbon Racing Technlogy, will be produced as a limited edition and only 67 units ware being manufactured. M3 CRT uses the same engine as the M3 GTS Coupe, 450 horsepower at 8,300 RPM and 324 lb-ft torque at 3,750 RPM. Top speed is limited to 180 mph and the carbon-fiber dressed M3 runs to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.