AutoExpress takes the new BMW M5 on a 700-mile roadtrip from Spain to the UK. BMWBLOG has already tested the new M5 on the race track and on scenery roads in Spain, but this is the first review we came across that focuses on a longer journey.

The F10 M5 uses a high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged engine with 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 502 lb-ft of torque from only 1500rpm.

So how is it like to live with and how does it cope over really long distances? Is the new BMW M5 really the continent-slayer its predecessor — with its limited range, manic engine and firm suspension — failed to be?

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