Perhaps the most coveted model from one of the world’s most coveted brands, the genre-defying BMW M5 has been the benchmark high performance sports sedan since it was introduced in 1980, as the BMW M535i. (The first BMW to be designated simply “M5” was offered in 1988.)
Having evolved over four subsequent generations, the fifth generation 2013 BMW M5 was introduced in September of 2011 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car’s North American debut came a couple of months later at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November of 2011.
Combining the carrying capacity of a mid-size sedan with the performance attributes of a sports car, the BMW M5 virtually invented the high-performance luxury sports sedan category it rules to this day.