BMW has released a video showing its all-new M5 in testing in Scandinavia ahead of its expected debut at the Frankfurt motor show this autumn.
The video, posted on BMW’s YouTube channel where these screen grabs were taken from, features an M5 still wearing camouflage and some brief comments from BMW M boss Kay Segler. He describes the “strong” new M5 as “a bold business car that at the push of a button turns into a sports car”.
Replacing the outgoing car’s naturally aspirated V10, a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 is expected to produce around 570bhp in the new 'F10M' M5, comfortably eclipsing the current car’s 500bhp and offering considerably more torque because of its pair of turbochargers.
In the X5 M and X6 M the same engine produces 501lb ft; that’s 117lb ft more than the outgoing M5 can manage. The hottest 5-series currently available is Alpina’s B5 Biturbo — but while the specialist manufacturer’s offering also uses a twin-turbo V8, its inlet and exhaust systems differ from the likely set-up in the M5.