BMW Concept M5
In the 20 years since its introduction, BMW has sold more than 35,000 units of its popular M5 thanks to its successful synthesis of sporty appearance combined with truly high performance. BMW released a new concept version of its Formula 1 racer disguised as stylish sedan at Geneva, powered by a 5.0-liter V-10 engine closely related to the engine currently powering the BMW Williams Formula 1 racing car. Thanks to the nearly 500 horsepower it produces as well as its seven-speed sequential manual gearbox, engineers say it will propel the car to 62 mph in "well under 5 seconds" and up to 125 mph in just 13. The chassis rides on the same all-aluminum suspension of the new BMW 5 Series and borrows some elements from the 7 Series to achieve the best power-to-weight ratio in this segment, and offers optimum driving behavior regardless of whether it's cruising in city traffic or racing at Nurburgring. BMW won't commit to exact info, but hints that a successor to the current M5 based on this concept could go on sale within the year.
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