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.
Now even more comprehensive, lighter and faster: Audi presents the Audi R8 GT - a limited-production version of the Audi R8 high-performance sports vehicle. The output of its 5. 2-liter V10 has been increased to 412 Kw (560 hp); car weight has been reduced by roughly 100 kilograms (220. 46 lb). The Audi R8 GT accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62. 14 mph) in 3. 6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 320 km/h (198. 84 mph).
The Audi R8 high-performance sports vehicle has been a winner from the very beginning. This applies to both the production models, winners of the World Performance Vehicle Award in 2008 (R8) and in 2010 (R8 V10), and to the race vehicle, the Audi R8 LMS, which won 23 races in its first season and claimed three championships. The genes of the race version are now coming to the street - in the Audi R8 GT. The exclusive series is limited to 333 units. Every Audi R8 GT has a badge with its production number on the shift lever knob.
The production Audi R8 V10 5. 2 FSI quattro is already a shining example of the Audi's lightweight construction philosophy. Its aluminum Audi Room Frame (ASF) body weighs only 210 kilograms (462. 97 lb). The aluminum body panels are joined to the frame of extruded profiles and cast nodes by means of positive and friction connections. The motor frame is made of ultra lightweight magnesium.
The ASF body is largely hand-built at the Neckarsulm plant in a complex manufacturing workflow. The extremely high strength of the body is the basis for the high-performance sports car's precise handling, and it also provides good vibration convenience and first-rate crash security.