2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
The sporty offshoot of BMW redefines the letter M. The new M5 is predestined for the racing circuit. The street car manages the balancing act in everyday traffic just as safely.
Madness - no other word underlines the power better when the accelerator pedal is depressed. 3.4 seconds should pass for the sprint from zero to 100 km / h - no matter. Much more impressive is the feeling during the acceleration process, in which the body is pressed into the backrest while the world around you appears to fly past the new BMW M5.
The everyday bolide was equipped with 600 hp. 750 Newton meters provide the necessary power between 1800 and 5600 revolutions to see a two on the speedometer after 11.1 seconds. The drive then ends after 305 kilometers per hour.
Dangerous feelings of omnipotence
But the maximum performance is not the aim of the 4.97 meter long sedan. Much more you want to feel the acceleration that is already felt when driving slowly: Here has a potency that can also be released very quickly.
Those who are lucky enough to drive the all-wheel drive on a racing course will not be able to get the corners of their mouth off their ears after the experience. Because it is not just power alone that means driving pleasure with the M5, but also the interaction of the individual components between the chassis, transmission and steering.
Cruising in higher speed ranges
Depending on your taste, the M5 can then be set to a special mode in which the ESP does not intervene immediately. With the paddles on the steering wheel, the driver steers the corners even more directly. Tightly but also comfortably, the driver drives the car across the race track and is amazed at how agile 2.1 tons can be moved. It is no wonder that feelings of omnipotence arise.
These are also present in everyday life on the road, but the necessary maturity of the driver has to overcome these feelings, even if the urge for more speed does not stop on the country road. The dangerous thing is that high speeds are not even perceived as such.
Because in the interior it is not the purism of a thoroughbred racing car, but the noble quality of a luxury sedan. The leather seats nestle against the body, the instruments are intuitive to use. Driver assistance systems increase the feeling of wellbeing on board and slow down the driver, who may be a little too impulsive, if necessary. Because even cruising takes place in higher speed ranges. Here the postman could ring the bell more often and deliver photos from a special agency.
BMW M5 First Edition already sold out
In return, the driver collects more bonus points from the respective mineral oil company. The specified 10.5 liters of Superplus are purely theoretical. Consumption and CO2 emissions in the M5 are even more dependent on the driving style of the pilot than in other vehicles and can hardly be justified ecologically. If an M5 were available as a company car, the FDP would also return to the table of the Jamaica explorations.
Ultimately, the consumption affects the end consumer only peripherally with an entry price of 117,900 euros. And if a little more equipment is to beautify the stay behind the valance, another 20,000 euros are a stick to drive the madness to the top. The 400 units of the special First Edition have already been sold. That too is madness.
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