BMW M5 (2011–2017)

Model History

June 2011

New BMW M5 revealed

The fifth generation BMW M5 was seen for the first time at The Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2011. It features the most potent engine ever devised by BMW’s high-performance M division along with race-bred chassis technology that includes, for the first time, an Active M differential and electronic damping control. The unique exterior design has been dictated by the technical requirements of the car, while the luxurious sports car-like cockpit offers an extensive range of innovative driver assistance systems and mobility services.

For the first time an M5 features a turbocharged engine­– a high-revving 4,395cc V8. Developing 560PS from 5750-7,000rpm, it is the most potent series-production engine ever to emerge from BMW’s high-performance M division.

Incorporating the company’s M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold, it guarantees the legendary BMW M-car thrust with seamless lag-free delivery from little more than tickover speed - thanks to 680Nm of torque from only 1500rpm.

Compared with the previous V10-engined M5, maximum power is up by around 10 per cent and peak torque by more than 30 per cent. As a result, the latest M5 can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds, and 0-124mph in only 13 seconds. The voluntarily limited top speed is 155mph. With BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic and Efficient Dynamics technology, including engine Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, the M5’s fuel consumption has been reduced by more than 30 per cent to 28.5mpg, while CO2 emissions drop to 232g/km.

The new M5 Saloon will be available in the UK in November 2011, priced at £73,040 on-the-road.

4395cc V8 twin turbo engine: 560PS 5750-7000rpm; 680Nm. 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. 0-62mph 4.4 seconds; top speed 155mph; combined mpg 28.5; CO2 emissions 232g/km (Band L £445); Emissions Group EU5; Insurance Group 47

Length: 4910mm
Width (body only): 1891mm
Height: 1456mm
Tyre size: Front 265/40ZR19 Rear 295/35ZR19
Luggage capacity 520 litres
Kerb weight: 1945kg
Braked towing weight: 2000kg
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres

June 2012

M5 M Performance Editions announced

Solely for UK market with just thirty available costing £95,140 OTR. Three new 'Frozen' paint colours introduced to the UK for the first time; BMW Individual Japan Red with a Frozen Red wrap, BMW Individual Frozen White and BMW Individual Frozen Blue. All are on sale now. To complement the striking exterior colours, all M5 M Performance Editions come with Full Black Merino leather upholstery.

Floor mats with contrast piping, an Alcantara steering wheel, BMW Individual Piano Black interior trim with a ‘One of 30' laser cut designation, front headrests with M stitching and door sills with ‘BMW M Performance Edition' designation complete the look of the interior.

The new BMW M5 M Performance Edition features BMW's latest 560hp TwinPower Turbo V8 engine complete with race-bred chassis technology including an Active M differential and electronic damping control. Combining track-car dynamics with supreme touring comfort, the new BMW M5 M Performance Edition includes £22,075 worth of additional equipment as standard.

For this added value 20-inch M Double-spoke Matt Black alloy wheels, Dark Chrome exhaust, side gills and kidney surround, M Sport multi-function seats with lumbar support, powered bootlid operation, sun protection glass, split-folding rear seats, comfort access and soft close doors add to the already impressive standard equipment list. A reversing assist camera, High-beam assistant, Internet, BMW Professional 12-loudspeaker system, telephone USB audio interface, mobile application preparation and speed limit display complete this exclusive model.

May 2014

M5 30 Yahre Edition launched

The BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition (30 years of the M5) will be produced in a limited run of just 300 vehicles worldwide. Only 30 cars will come to the UK. Developing 600PS and peak torque of 700Nm, the M5 30 Jahre Edition sprints from zero to 62mph in 3.9 seconds.

The foundation for these upgrades was provided by the Competition package – itself a car that already came with a power upgrade. Conceived to appreciably enrich the handling characteristics of the BMW M5, it can be ordered as an option for the regular model and is part of the special edition’s standard specification. The Competition package comprises modifications including a revised chassis set-up with firmer spring/damper tuning and a 10mm drop in ride height.

It gets BMW Individual Frozen Dark Silver metallic paint while the kidney grille surround, gills with ‘30 Jahre M5’ badge on the front wing, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes all come in black chrome. The same is true of the 20-inch bi-colour M light-alloy wheels. It is on sale now and costs £91,890 OTR.

July 2016

BMW M5 Competition Edition announced at at £100,995 OTR

End of line M5 special, with just 200 M5 Competition Editions offered for sale worldwide. Power and torque have been increased to 600hp and 700Nm, making to a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds. Standard fitment of the Competition Package, with its even more sportingly focused chassis, ensures the additional power is put to effective use.

Identifiable by the fitment of carbon fibre BMW M Performance Parts and a black kidney grille. The 20-inch alloy wheels are painted Jet Black, and just two exterior colours are available: Mineral White and Carbon Black. Inside, occupants benefit from Full Black Merino leather upholstery with Opal White contrast stitching, along with further selected details including the unique “1/200” engraving to the interior trim.


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0 – 62mph Seconds

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CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW M5 Competition Edition Saloon







* Electronically limited

M Competition Package is standard equipment. This consists of stiffer responses from the springs and electronically controlled dampers, along with thicker anti-roll bars. The Active M electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip differential, which intervenes rapidly and precisely at an early stage to control wheelspin and keep the car stable, is re-calibrated for an even more sporty response. Once again, there are three Drive Control settings to choose from: Comfort for normal road use, Sport when a more dynamic driving style is preferred and Sport Plus for the most extreme driving, such as on a race track. Six-piston caliper brakes are mounted within 20-inch M Double-spoke 601M light alloy wheels, finished in high gloss Jet Black.

What does a BMW M5 (2011 – 2017) cost?

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