BMW has leaked the first photos of the upcoming and iconic 5 series M model according to published reports. Under the hood the current V10 is gone in the new 2012 BMW M5 model, and instead replaced with a twin-turbocharged V8.
The new engine puts out 552 horsepower while the old V10 “only” produced 507 HP. Perhaps the bigger news is that torque from the new twin-turbocharged V8 is up from 383 pound-feet to 501 lb-ft.
That means that the new 2012 BMW M5 should blast from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.4 seconds. The new M5 will be available with a standard dual-clutch transmission, or a six-speed stick for the more traditional M5 buyers.
The price of the newest BMW M ride will be a rumored €100,000 in Germany, but no word on what U.S. buyers will be paying to own the speedy sedan.