Inside line takes the 2013 BMW M5 to the track and as we have seen it recently, the review starts with the usual question: “Is the new BMW M5 still a real driver’s machine?”
With the new F10 M5, BMW has moved on from 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. The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm.
In the InsideLine track test, the F10 M5 runs from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Quarter mile comes in 12.5 seconds.
The conclusion: “It is still a true driver’s car, just not as much one as we hoped.”