BMW India has launched the high-performance M5 sedan in the country at a staggering price of Rs. 1.35 Crore (Ex. Showroom, India). The new sedan would be brought in India en-route CBU. The updated version of the company's most successful performance-oriented sedan flaunts belligerent styling with added sportiness due to the low set air-intakes at the front.
New BMW M5 boasts Active M Differential at the rear axle which assists significantly in delivering an "outstanding dynamic driving performance". Inside the cabin, it has Leather Merino upholstery as standard with additional color combinations in form of Black, Sakhir Orange and Silverstone. Also, interiors are available in Fine-wood Trim Ash Grain Brown and Fine-wood Trim Fineline Anthracite in the M5. The sedan is being offered in as many as seven metallic shades - Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Monte Carlo Blue, Sakhir Orange, Silverstone, Singapore Grey and Space Grey. In addition, there is a non-metallic color also available in form of Alpine White.
Under the hood, the BMW M5 has a 4.4L, 8-cylinder, turbocharged V8 M TwinPower engine which dishes out a maximum power of 560 bhp and peak torque of 680Nm. Being the most powerful company engine ever built, it propels the sedan to touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in a mere 4.3 seconds. The power is disbursed to the wheels via a seven speed M dual clutch transmission with pedal shifters. As for the safety of the occupants, the M5 sedan comes loaded with an array of exquisite features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist (BA), proprietary Active Protection with Attentiveness Assistant and Active Headrests.
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW India, who was present at the event, said, "Power delivery, torque, driving dynamics: the new BMW M5 embodies pure athleticism. Conventional rules do not apply to the new BMW M5. An independent production of BMW M GmbH, it remains faithful to the M philosophy, perfectly combining high performance with optimum everyday practicality. An uncompromising presence, a natural leader, it conquers every challenge. Whether on the open road or in the city, it is the perfect interplay of heartbeat, horsepower and exhilarating harmony."