The F10 generation of the BMW M5 sports sedan will is ending its production cycle this month, leaving a few months gap before the F90 M5 hits the market. The F10 M5 was released to the public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and went on sale in November 2011.
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Built upon the F10 5 Series, the M5 was often criticized for its heavy frame, yet it was praised for its sheer performance. Under the hood, the F10 M5 featured the S63 TU engine first launched in the X5 M and X6 M. The 4.4 liter TwinTurbo V8 was paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that shot power to an electronically controlled clutch rear-differential.
Officially, the V8 twin-turbo BMW M5 F10 makes exactly 560 hp.For the 2014 model year, the BMW M5 Competition Package was made available. With the Competition Package, the power increases to 575 hp, and there are approximately 300 vehicles from the 30-year-M5 Edition with 600 horsepower.
501 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque was standard, along with a six-speed manual transmission.
The BMW M5 of the F10 generation is capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in 4.2 seconds and its top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). However, an unrestricted (limiter removed) M5 can hit a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). With Launch Control, several magazines recorded the standard sprint at below 4 seconds.
The F90 M5 will fill the gap starting at the end of this year when production in Garching is expected to launch. First units will be delivered in early 2018.