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Efficiency in the BMW M5 Saloon.

The M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW M5 Saloon asserts its power instantly, at every touch of the pedal and right throughout the rev range. Precision and efficiency are key to this power, while innovative technologies keep fuel consumption to a minimum.

M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine.

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.

Elegance in its most dynamic form.


Brake Energy Regeneration.

With Brake Energy Regeneration, energy is captured when the vehicle brakes, converted into electricity and stored in the battery, which helps to save fuel.
Today’s modern vehicles need a large amount of electrical energy for their comfort and safety functions. This energy is usually produced by the generator, also known as the alternator, which is driven by the engine via a V-belt. With the aid of an intelligent control unit, it is now possible to switch off the generator, which was previously in permanent operation while the engine was running, making fuel savings of up to three per cent. With Brake Energy Regeneration, the generator is only active when the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator or presses the brake – when surplus energy is available from the motion of the vehicle. This braking energy is converted into electricity and stored by the battery. This in turn reduces the strain on the engine and decreases emissions, while fuel consumption savings mean there is more power available for acceleration.

Auto Start-Stop.

Red lights, traffic jams, level crossings – in everyday driving situations, there are countless instances where the engine is idling, unnecessarily burning fuel. This is prevented by the Auto Start Stop function.
The Auto Start Stop function switches off the engine when the BMW M5 Sedan is not moving. The intelligent electronics system has already calculated and checked the charge level of battery and whether other systems – such as the air conditioning or rear windscreen heating – require more energy. Releasing the footbrake starts up the motor almost instantly so that the journey can continue.
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