2013 BMW M5 Video Road Test & Review
The BMW M5 has been completely redesigned in order to offer luxury performance sedan fans one of the ultimate experiences behind the wheel in the mid-size segment. The BMW M5 is a four-door car that has long been the standard against which other sport sedans have been judged, and the host of upgrades made to the current model year look to keep it ahead of the pack. From a safety standpoint the BMW M5 also stands tall, coming standard with forward airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, self-drying brakes, and electronic stability control and traction control systems.
The BMW M5 is motivated by a 4.4-liter V-8 that makes use of twin turbochargers in order to push out 560 horsepower and 501 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission handles the shifting duties for the sedan, although a six-speed manual transmission can be installed as an option. Fuel mileage for the M5 is rated at 15-mpg in stop and go driving and 22-mpg on the highway.
The BMW M5 comes in a single trim level (MSRP $89,900) that is very well equipped. Features found on the M5 show as dual automatic climate control, an adaptive suspension system, adaptive HID headlights, heater leather seats with power adjustment, the iDrive interface, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, HD radio, a sunroof, and 19-inch wheels. The Driver Assistance package installs three safety systems - a blind spot monitoring feature, side and top-view cameras, and a lane departure warning system - while the Executive package throws a kitchen sink worth of luxury items into the car, including a power trunk, special doors that close quietly, ventilated massaging seats, two additional zones of automatic climate control, seat heaters for rear passengers, window shades, and a head-up display.