Priced from$179,900 +Orc

BMW M5 Sedan

Fifth-generation athleticism

Since its debut at the 1984 Amsterdam motor show, the BMW M5 has become the benchmark against which all other super saloons are measured. Now in its fifth generation, it still embodies pure athleticism. When the M TwinPower turbo V8 petrol engine and the high-performance suspension are put through their paces, it quickly becomes apparent that this sedan is race bred.

The equipment list is far-reaching:19in alloys, blue brake callipers, cruise control, quad-exhaust system, glass sunroof and adaptive xenon headlights, along with the numerous M Division alterations to the suspension, gearbox, bodykit and engine. The driving position is supported by more adjustment than most drivers will ever need and the cockpit detailing oozes quality and richness.

As with all BMWs, the M5 Sedan comes with sat-nav, a reversing camera and a reassuring five-year warranty.

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Designed and tuned for maximum performance, the M5 Sedan transcends every expectation. Even when it’s standing still, you can feel a sense of forward motion.

A powerhouse of a powerplant

Under the hood is a 4.4-litre all-aluminium 90deg V8 fed by two twin-scroll Honeywell turbochargers. The numbers speak for themselves: with 560bhp and torque of up to 680Nm, the M5 Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds Upgrade your M5 with the competition pack and you’ll enjoy access to 565bhp. Unspeakable power.

Active M differential

The Active M differential adjusts electronically and in advance, to get you out of tricky situations. An electronic control unit links the active system and DSC. If the accelerator is engaged and the sensors anticipate wheel spin, locking torque is applied to the differential. This prevents wheelspin, power is optimally transferred to the tarmac and the driving situation is dynamically controlled.

Model Specifications

M5 Pure Sedan
Max. output423kW
Combined fuel cons.9.9L/100km
Max. torque680Nm
Priced from$179,900 +Orc
M5 Sedan
Max. output423kW
Combined fuel cons.9.9L/100km
Max. torque680Nm
0-100 km/h4.3 Seconds
Priced from$210,800 +Orc

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.

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