| 7th April 2011
BMW will unveil a new M5 concept at the Shanghai Auto Show this month.
The major talking point surrounding the new unveiling is a new range of engine options for the high-performance saloon.
BMW’s M range is a much fabled thing among petrolheads and the announcement of a new high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology has got tongues wagging and palms moistening.
The new drivetrain unit is expected to offer more than 500bhp which will be applied to the road via seven-speed twin clutch system. The German manufacturer is keeping its performance cards close to its chest however the new M5 is expected to be the most powerful and fuel-efficient model in the M range.
On the outside there are only minor changes to the M5 with BMW clearly favouring the ‘if it ain’t broke’ school of design, based on the success of the previous generation.
Since its launch in 2005, BMW has rolled more than 20,000 M5’s off the production line making it the most successful M model in the performance range’s history.
Shanghai is playing host to the groundbreaking concept and the location hints at BMW’s plans for the future as it looks to break into the lucrative Chinese market once and for all following a sharp incline in executive saloon sales in Asia.
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