With 560 hp (412 kW) and a torque of up to 680 Nm, the BMW M5 Saloon accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds. With the optional Competition package an output of 575 hp (423 kW) is available, resulting in acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds.
As a high-revving power unit, the BMW M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine delivers statements in terms of power and acceleration. The high-performance unit derives its remarkable torque from the encounter between the M typical linear power curve and the tremendous thrust of twin turbocharging. Two separate and generously dimensioned circuits cool the engine, charge air and the engine electronics while the patented M TwinScroll charging concept guarantees an impressive response. The high torque is available over a wide rev range and delivers strong forward propulsion from just above the idling speed through to the high-rev range. This spectacular response causes the engine to react readily to the accelerator at all times.
Thanks to intelligent BMW Efficient Dynamics technologies, such as Valvetronic, double-Vanos and High Precision Injection, the engine has an impressive average performance-to-consumption ratio of just 28.5 mpg.