This baby can fly. And it’s a sedan. With the new year comes a wave of upgraded and finely-tuned automobiles for our driving pleasure. One, in particular, is catching the eye of car enthusiasts across the streets and back roads of the world — the 2013 BMW M5. With the heart and soul of the M design intact, the BMW 5 Series built motorsport style, has been in development for five years, and is the “best maneuverability it has ever been,” says Matt Russell, product and technology manager for BMW.
The BMW Motorsports division has created a new F10 that Russell says is an exotic supercar and luxurious passenger sedan all rolled into one. It has a 560-hp V-8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, and it doesn’t feel as heavy as it is when you’re driving it. Because of the aluminum, it’s balanced and has almost even weight distribution. How does Top Gear’s, THE STIG feel about it? Visit the website and watch and hear him shred.
- 15 MPG city/22 MPG highway/17 MPG combined
- 0-62 mph conservatively in 4.4 seconds
The BMW M5 has some key features that include active dampers to corner tight and smooth, dual-clutch transmission for superior power control, safety provisions that warn of possible collision, and a navigation system that will get you exactly where you’re going, according to Cnet.com.
Russell of BMW explains the philosophy of the car by asking the question— if you had to choose one car to drive, the same car for the rest of your life, and you could only choose one, what would you pick? You decide you’d want one that’s versatile and flexible enough for work, client interaction, family and play and has safety, navigation and a high-quality sound system. A machine that allows you to drive the highways to work, take the side and short roads on the weekends and pick up your kids from school the next day. This is why BMW made the M.
Along with a stellar reputation for quality product, BMW repair centers are keeping a watchful eye on their drivers by providing customers a heads up if any minute detail has fallen short of perfection. For example, there was a current recall on the new 2013 M5 and M6 due to a manufacturing process error in the engine that involved the oil pump, according to WashingtonPost.com. BMW immediately contacted dealers and owners to take care of the issue. Exceptional service is the necessary follow through and a top priority of the BMW brand.
While the history of BMW dates back 40 years, the M Series has fundamental qualities that have carried on since the first model was created. The first generation was brought to the states in 1988 with its key elements in effect: unique steering, M engine, more leather on the seats and reduced glare on surfaces and dashboards. This M5 is as functional as the first modern interpretations of it.
And, The Presence
All M cars have the very base of the car’s intentions in common. Take neutral handling and linear control and align that with incredible responsiveness, a sexy ergonomic feel and delightful sounds, and you get exactly what you came for – “the ultimate driving machine.” It’s a jolly good time.