Following on from the success of the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black, presented in 2009, the 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two new colors including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey together with the existing Carbon Black. Every Aston Martin DBS will undergo Aston Martin's original paint workflow receiving seven layers of paint together with a 25 hour hand flat-and-polish finish resulting in a glass veneer normally the reserve of jewellery production. A first for Aston Martin is the feature to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.
The Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition features 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels with a reversed diamond turned or full gloss black finish as an feature. Complementing the wheels, black brake callipers will be provided as traditional with yellow, orange, red or grey as an feature. Harmonising with the look finish is a warm black grille, carbon fibre mirror heads, carbon back lamp in-fills and smoked back lights creating a Aston Martin DBS specification like never before.
The cosseting and inviting dashboard of the coupe plays host to the familiar swathes of obsidian black or maranello orange semi-aniline leather. This type of leather is more natural looking and softer to touch. The dashboard of a Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will take in excess of 70 man hours to hand stitch and finish.
On the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition coupe, the headlining is quilted in leather providing a premium envelope to the cab. Immediately distinguishing the Carbon Edition from a traditional Aston Martin DBS is the carbon fibre facia with a carbon weave that has been positioned exactly to follow the form of the dash. Only by hand can the fibres be laid to create a perfectly aligned weave.
A change in leadership is nigh in the exclusive segment that brings together ultra-dynamic enterprise saloons with track-oriented drive and chassis technology. The new BMW M5 is poised to create on the tradition of its predecessors and once again redefine the performance experience available in a 4-door vehicle. Displaying the conceptual harmony, state-of-the-art technology and astonishingly dynamic handling for which BMW M vehicles 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 luxury saloon. The most comprehensive motor ever fitted in a series-produced model from BMW M Gmbh, the high-tech Active M Differential - which optimises performance transfer to the back wheels - and model-specific chassis technology designed on the rear of extensive racing expertise all safe the BMW M5 a dominant position in the high-performance saloon sphere.
The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports vehicle 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 convenience and high-tech 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 designed, high-revving V8 motor 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 6000, - 7000, rpm and peak torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) between 1500, and 5750, rpm. The instantaneous performance delivery and sustained thrust familiar from M vehicles are the key to acceleration of 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4. 4 seconds (0 - 200 km/h/124 mph: 13. 0seconds). 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.
The significantly enhanced balance between the performance-focused M experience and the car's fuel consumption stems from the exceptionally cool efficiency of the new V8 motor and from far-reaching Efficient Dynamics technology including the Auto Start-stop function in conjunction with the traditional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. In order to channel the engine's imposing performance development into inspiring performance characteristics, the new BMW M5 boasts chassis technology - including electronically controlled dampers, M-specific Servotronic steering, a stability control system with M Dynamic Mode and high-performance compound brakes - designed on the rear of racing expertise and tuned to the output profile of the powerplant.