BMW India has launched the M5 Facelift. The facelifted high performance sedan, based on the F10 BMW 5-Series, is priced at 1.35 crore rupees, ex-showroom pan India. The F10 5-Series based BMW M5 was first launched in India during 2012, at the Auto Expo of that year. The facelifted model brings slight visual tweaks to the table.
The 4.4 liter V8 twin turbo petrol engine of the M5 is retained. The motor’s peak power is rated at 560 Bhp while peak torque clocks 680 Nm on the dyno. This much power and torque is enough to propel the M5 Facelift from standstill to 100 Kph in 4.3 seconds while top speed is an electronically limited 250 Kph. BMW claims a 10.1 Kmpl fuel efficiency number.
The M5 retains the quintessential longitudinally mounted front engine and rear wheel drive layout, to make for a unique weight distribution for that sharp, tail out handling that high performance BMW cars are renowned for. The transmission used on the M5 is a 7 speed dual clutch automatic unit with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
In terms of visual and feature changes, the M5 Facelift, known as a long cycle impulse (LCI) in BMW speak, comes with adaptive LED headlamps, a new alloy wheel design, a revised steering wheel, chrome trim for the iDrive display and additional volume in the armrest storage compartment.
The BMW M5 is meant to transport four adults in great comfort while the driver plays Hyde. When the coat turns to Jekyll, the right foot of the driver can get some exercise, in turn hurtling the car ahead to great speeds. It is this everyday usability and sleeper look that has made the M5 a legend among sportscars and the latest LCI version carries on this rich tradition.