It is powered by a turbocharged engine of 4. Buy an M5, and you get revised suspension kinematics courtesy of unique front and rear lower lateral links and rear toe-control links. This mode allows the driver to pick their own drift angle and treats connoisseurs to driving dynamics in their purest form. And of course, contribute to making the new M5 lighter than its predecessor. Bottom Line The M550i xDrive is one helluva fun car for blasting around hilly, twisty Bavarian back roads.
. In the rear, the taillights have been updated significantly, and a larger diffuser is now present. Read our Prototype First Drive. Yes, it's a less extreme performer than the M5, but what, maybe 17 percent less extreme? The driver can use a button to adjust the engine sound as desired. The Germans also claim that the new M5 will consume 10. Inside, the four-door sedan seats four passengers. M5s get even more aggressive-looking fascias with nostrils flared wider to cool all those heat exchangers, a slightly larger lip spoiler, a unique power-bulge hood, wider fenders and quarter panels, and a carbon-fiber roof panel that's new to the M5.
There's also a unique cross-car X-brace to reinforce rear suspension mounting points, and the brakes are further upgraded with the option of carbon-ceramic discs, of course. Specifically, it needs only 3. Power is routed through a new eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox, with a trio of optional driving modes: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus. The rev counter on the right includes a variable rpm pre-warning field and sporty shift lights when the Head-Up Display is switched on. In the M5 application the case gets reinforced output flanges, and the front and rear prop shafts are reinforced, though they are still made of steel. The five-link rear suspension has also been modified for better handling.
The upgrades list could be rounded off by a set of carbon-ceramic brakes and exclusive alloy wheels. Looking at my dealer's allocation for the new M5. Peak power is reached between 5,700-6,600 rpm, and peak torque is available from 1,800-5,700 rpm. The 7-plus percent shorter overall gearing contributes a bit to the M5's generally more eager acceleration feel. Not only redesigned inside and out, the new also lost some weight and gained new engines, including four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and V-8 mills.
You also gotta love that the loud-exhaust mode is the default when starting up an M5. But the big news is the M5's new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with two-wheel-drive mode. The double-A-arm front suspension and five-link rear suspension have been revised, and the track has been widened for better directional stability. Top speed remains locked at 155 mph for the base model, while the E63 S will hit 186 mph. The new 5 Series got a dashboard design based on the larger 7 Series, including the big infotainment screen in the center, more storage spaces in the door panels, and improved sound absorbing materials for less noise inside the cabin. Both cars get larger-diameter, freer-flowing M Sport exhaust systems, and—at least when sampled a day apart—the M550i's sounds nearly as fabulous as the M5's.
M Sport brakes with metallic blue calipers and M badging round out the package. The feel coming through the rim is quite different in the two cars due to the different rates of suspension response, with the M5 seeming to turn in more crisply. The M5 appears to be beating its chest and daring folks to race it, whereas the M550i's bravado is a bit more chill. The M engineers have redesigned the broader front side panels and front bumper trim to include larger apertures for the air feeding the cooling systems and brakes. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder.
Under the hood, the previous 5. Onto the sides, we can see the usual M-specific wheels that hide M compound brakes, revised side skirts, and a lower ride height. Car details You are bidding on your chance to own one of the finest, fastest production cars in history. And from any angle you look at it, these words appear to be more fact than fiction. When the Head-Up Display is activated, key information will be projected onto the windscreen.
This diff ensures it gets all the torque it can deliver. Inside, the M550i gets standard multicontour seats upholstered in black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching Nappa leather is optional , plus the latest version of the M sport steering wheel, M-design floormats, and aluminum pedals. The styling is gorgeous and the layout intuitive, while the technology is up to date and includes a massive screen for the infotainment system and instrument cluster. In this way, motorsport proves its ability to fulfil day-to-day requirements — and you reach a whole new level of dynamics. You'll also get M-tuned bushing, spring, and damper rates. The M5's converter locks up after about 3 feet of travel and stays locked.
Continue reading to learn what the sports sedan brings new on the market. Nevertheless, the five-door coupe from Ingolstadt is actually a force to be reckoned with by current standards. The gesture control feature, which is optional on the 5 Series, should be included as standard on the M5. This option reduces unsprung weight by 50. M carbon-ceramic brakes with gold-colored calipers are optional and help shed 50 pounds of weight. Sporty yet elegant on the outside, the E63 is heavily based on the larger S-Class on the inside.