2012 BMW M5 Driving shots Ascari Race Resort

World premiere of a newly developed BMW M high-performance engine: high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower turbo package - consisting of Twin Scroll Twin turbo technology, cross-bank Exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control; 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 - 7,000 rpm, maximum torque: 680 Newton meters (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm; lag-free power delivery, typical M car thrust. Read more: http://www.europeancarweb.com/news/epcp_1106_new_bmw_m5/index.html#ixzz1TRI0N3LJ

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2012 BMW M5 (HD)
A change in leadership is nigh in the exclusive segment that brings together ultra-dynamic business saloons with track-oriented drive and chassis technology. The new BMW M5 is poised to build on the tradition of its predecessors and once again redefine the performance experience available in a four-door car. Displaying the conceptual harmony, state-of-the-art technology and astonishingly dynamic handling for which BMW M cars have become renowned, the fifth-generation BMW M5 stirs the passion of keen drivers for top performance and blends it, in inimitable style, with the universal qualities of a top-class premium saloon. The most powerful engine ever fitted in a series-produced model from BMW M GmbH, the innovative Active M Differential - which optimises power transfer to the rear wheels - and model-specific chassis technology developed on the back of extensive racing expertise all secure the BMW M5 a dominant position in the high-performance saloon market. The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely to the demands of track use yet which also sets a new benchmark in everyday driving with its supreme touring comfort and innovative equipment features. It also sets the pace in its class in terms of efficiency. The car's history of success in a segment founded more than 25 years ago by the original BMW M5 is set to continue in thrillingly contemporary style. Under the bonnet of the new BMW M5 lies a newly developed, high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin turbo technology, a cross-bank Exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control), maximum output of 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 - 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The instantaneous power delivery and sustained thrust familiar from M cars are the key to acceleration of 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds (0 - 200 km/h/124 mph: 13.0 seconds). Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres / 28.5 mpg imp (CO2 emissions: 232 g/km). While output has increased by around 10 per cent and maximum torque is up by more than 30 per cent, the new BMW M5 burns over 30 per cent less fuel than its predecessor.





BMW M5 2011 560 HP V8





2007 BMW 335Ci STEPTRONIC Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
For the 2009 model year, the BMW 3-series sedan and wagon received a minor face lift that included new front and rear lights and a modified trunklid, grille, and front bumper. Inside, the car received the latest version of iDrive and some improved materials. These changes have now been carried over to the coupe (taillight pictured below) and convertible models for the 2011 model year. BMW has made two other, more significant changes to the 3-series lineup for 2011, introducing the sportier 320-hp 335is and adopting a new 3.0-liter turbocharged engine in all 335i models except the 335is. Called the N55, this inline six-cylinder engine uses a single, twin-scroll turbocharger, as opposed to the twin-turbocharged N54 engine that still powers the 335is. (To confuse things, BMW dubs the new engine TwinPower in reference to the turbo's twin-scroll design.) BMW has said it is holding off on producing higher-output versions of the brand-new N55 because it has confidence in the durability of the N54 to raise the Boost for more horsepower. Together for the First Time The N55 is notable because it marries direct fuel injection, turbocharging, and Valvetronic variable valve lift for the first time on a BMW inline-six. The Exhaust gas pulses from the front and back of the engine are fed separately to the two scrolls of the single turbo, thus minimizing lag because there's no delay in spooling up. As a result, the new engine delivers its 300 lb-ft of torque at 1200 rpm, 200 revs earlier than the N54's identical output. The car's 300 hp, delivered at 5800 rpm, also is unchanged from that of the N54. There's no improvement in the 335i's performance, with BMW claiming a 0-to-60-mph time for the manual model of 5.4 seconds and 5.6 seconds for the automatic. Invariably, the company is pretty conservative with its claims, as we recorded 4.9 seconds for the last 335i we tested. Of course, we and many others figure the N54 was highly underrated from the factory and that the N55's official output numbers might be more realistic. Thus, the new car might not match the N54-powered 335i's acceleration times. The top speed for the 2011 is 130 mph on regular models and 150 mph on cars equipped with the Sport package. The EPA mileage has improved from 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway to 19/28. Still a Great Drive The 335i always has been and remains fantastic to drive. We experienced a 2011 model with the Sport package on road and racetrack, where it showed strong brakes and excellent body control and chassis balance. We also found the turbo six to be even more eager than the outgoing unit. The 335i is at its best on the street, where one can really appreciate the engineers' ability to marry a supple ride with a fluid chassis and beautifully weighted steering. All the primary controls on the 335i share a similar heft and feel, and the six-speed manual is precise and pleasing. However, there's now so much low-end torque that you barely need to use the shifter. You can slot the lever into sixth gear at just over 30 mph, and the engine will pull cleanly and smoothly from 1200 rpm to relatively insane speeds. There's a discreet snarl from the Exhaust as the tach needle swings into the upper reaches of the dial, but it's an incredibly refined, elegant engine. This writer is able to recall the turbo cars of the 1980s, where one waited and waited for the Boost to build before the power arrived out of nowhere, but modern turbo engines like this one have seemingly conquered turbo lag. The 2011 335i sedan—and the coupe and the convertible—are hitting showrooms right now. The sedan stickers for the same $41,475 it did last year. To that, we'd add the Sport suspension, the Cold Weather package, and an iPod adapter. Unless you have a need for large amounts of rear space (in which case you probably won't be shopping 3-series models), that spec will make this the perfect sports sedan.





New BMW M5 vs BMW S1000RR superbike
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