New M5 Is A 700bhp Monster

BMW’s 5 Series flagship model has been announced and it’s a bit of a brute. The seventh generation of the super saloon is the most powerful yet. And the heaviest!
This is because it is now a plug in hybrid with a 577bhp twin turbo 4.4l V8 and a 196bhp electric motor. This combination makes it possible for this 2.4 ton car to hit 60mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds and a 190mph top speed.

It’s not just heavy, it’s big too. Stretching to over 5 metres long and 1.97m wide. Dealing with all of that mass is the M engineered suspension, steering and structural componentry, which are all up-levelled over the standard 5 Series. The M5 has adaptive suspension, an M differential and a rear axle that can steer up to 1.5 degrees, boosting this big cruiser’s manoeuvrability and stability. Judging by the new M3 and M4 there won’t be anything to worry about with handling. BMW seems to have mastered making heavier cars great to drive.