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Spy: New BMW M5 - (Global)

July 29th, 2008
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CAR has spotted photos of the latest BMW M5 with the latest tech changes.

Indicators such as the bigger body, quad exhausts, large rims, wider tires, performance brake calipers and low ground clearance, proves that this “is” the prototype for the future model.

It’s said that the new M5 will move away from the current 5.0L V10 and be replaced with a new 4.4L twin-turbo V8, with increased performance figures from the current V10 in use. The new engine should produce around 40hp more than the current V10, bringing the final power output to 540bhp. You can expect this engine to be even more responsive and continue the heritage values of exhilarating M performance.

It’s important to note that the motive for the engine change is primarily due to the tightly regulated emission standards put in place. Expect the engine to improve in the “green” area with better fuel economy figures and reduced CO2 emission levels.

The new 5-series is expected to launch in 2009 with the M variant following in 2010.

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