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2012 BMW M5

Published August 2, 2012

If you are looking to pick up an impressive sedan that is capable of portraying “above the rest” class when you are at work and then suddenly transform into a full-fledged sports car that is a beast hungry to hit the roads? Well then you must definitely consider the 2012 BMW M5 as the car to pick. It will evolve right at the hit of a button when you want it to with the speed limiter removed.

Let’s engage the review mode then. The exterior of the BMW M5 comes with impressive appeal to it unlike the 5 series. The bonnet contains the characteristic dual kidney shaped grills with V contour lines as seen in any BMW. What is different is the extra air intakes- three of them- in the lower part. These have been set up in the place to fulfill the extra cooling requirement of the powerful engine running the M5. 2 air intakes can be found at the place where the fog lamps would be traditionally located.  19 inch light alloy wheels are fitted to carry the BMW M5 with double-spoke design that gives a rather trendy appeal. The rear is as well designed out as the front end of the M5 and carries twin exhaust system (two on either side).

The interior of the2012 BMW M5 carries the same sporty outlook as that of the exterior. The fine leather presents an exquisite view to the eyes that is both soothing to the eye and gives a touch of royalty. Here is the interesting part- the left hand spoke on the steering wheel can be used to control the M Drive buttons- the M1 mode puts you in the sport mode while the M2 button presents you a more comfortable ride.

The 2012 BMW M5 happens to be the first  M5 to carry a 4.4 liter V8 engine with the “TwinPower Turbo” technology that is capable of delivering a total of 560 HP. It also dishes out 502 lb- ft of torque at 5750 rpm. The 0-60 mph time is 4.4 seconds. It is definitely respectable when put forward with other sport sedans in the market. The top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. But hold on; remember the speed delimiter we mentioned about earlier. Yes, bring that to use and you can reach a top speed of 190 mph if the road permits.

The BMW M5 comes with “Break Energy Regeneration” technology that allows you to come down from high speeds easily and retain control of the car. It also contains the Auto Start Stop function which automatically turns off your car’s engine when you are stuck in a traffic jam to save on fuel.

The BMW M5 is available in the American market at a price of $90,695 which includes the destination and handling charges. But given the price, it is not a disappointment. It is a vehicle that is bound to give you a luxurious ride when you run through the city. And just as you are on the long weekend drive, it will turn into the sportscar you need

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