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Vehicle Overview
The five-seat M5 is BMW's high-performance variant of the 5 Series sedan, and it returns for 2013 following a brief absence from the U.S. market. It's powered by a new twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes a whopping 560 horsepower and 500 pounds-feet of torque. Offered with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the 2013 M5 will sprint to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds, according to BMW. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Cadillac CTS-V sport sedans.

The M5 shares the same architecture as the regular 5 Series sedan but gets M-specific styling cues, including aggressive front-bumper styling with large air intakes, side skirts, side vents on the front fenders, and a revised  rear bumper with quad exhaust tips. Exterior features include 19-inch wheels (20-inch wheels optional), adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps, rear spoiler, M blue-painted brake calipers, and a power tilt/sliding moonroof. A power trunk lid,
carbon-ceramic brake system, and soft-close doors are optional.

Themes of luxury and sportiness merge on the inside of the M5, with standard features like M multicontour seats with Merino leather upholstery, aluminum trim and a 10.2-inch screen for the iDrive and navigation systems. Heated front seats are standard while ventilated seats are optional. Also available are a Bang & Olufsen premium stereo, heated rear seats and steering wheel, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The rear-wheel-drive M5 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 560 hp and 500 pounds-feet of torque. Buyers can choose from a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. An active M rear differential helps put the power down, and adjustable dampers and steering effort allow drivers to adjust the handling settings to their liking. Launch control comes on models with the dual-clutch transmission; fuel-saving auto stop-start technology and regenerative braking improve efficiency.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, parking sensors and a backup camera. Optional safety features include night vision with pedestrian detection and a Driver Assistance Package that features lane departure warning, blind spot warning and additional cameras for enhanced visibility.

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 14 MPG
  • Highway: 20 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

6 of 8 (75%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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