BMW has released the best preview yet of the new M5, complete with insights from their engineering test drivers Bernd Limmer and Frank Lutz. While the roads are snow covered and the cars really never get up to high speeds, it is amusing to watch these men in action. The ///M5 (F10M) has been rumored to be shown in concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show next month and in final production trim at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. With approximately 560 hp, a dearth of modern technology and performance features the ///M5 will compete with the Porsche Panamera and Cadillac CTS-V as the fastest four door on the planet (for the time being)
For the life of me I can not understand why BMW released this in German only, as having discussed with Limmer in the past, his English is on the money. In a nutshell, Limmer discusses testing the car in a variety of climates and locations as well as driving conditions such as snow. This footage being from the Alps and not Sweden as some believed (the Bavarian style houses are a give away if you are not fluent in the language).He goes on to talk about M-Dynamic-Mode, the improved suspension, and finally onto DSC with hill start assist. Lutz discusses testing for emissions and drivability in harsh conditions, showing how they measure cold starts with a laptop.
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