The BMW M5 is an amazing experience in terms of sensation. One moment you are in a luxurious German saloon with every toy under the sun, the next after a push of a button marked ‘M” it turns into a howling rocket ship! The much loved V10 incarnation of this car passed away last year and will be dearly missed, yet BMW promise this this new turbo V8 will be every bit as special.
Bringing a butch new look to the badge, the 2012 model certainly has the visual shock and awe to back competitors into submission. However the muscular new shape isn’t the only point of interest. Powered by a 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 the M5 is once again a tower of power producing 552BHP and doing the 0-62MPH run in just 4.4 seconds. Top speed is a supercar matching 190MPH and with 502lb-ft of torque its grunt wont make the experience uneventful. Reworked chassis and suspension promises an involving drive come this November. Prices start at £73,040.