At a MSRP price of $85,700, the 2010 BMW M5 is a high performance luxury sedan. This extravagant sedan contains a 5-liter V10 that is based on BMW’s F1 engine. It is a powerful car that delivers 500 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It is can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. The fuel efficiency of the M5 is 17 mph on the highway and 11 mpg in city.
The tremendous power is delivered to the rear wheels through the 7-speed sequential manual gear box that uses Formula 1 technology so that is able to shift much faster. The BMW M Drive System allows the driver to choose their preferred level of damping that includes normal, comfort, and sport by making use of electronic steering assistance that is tied to damper setting. As well, this system permits the selection of 3 levels of engine power and throttle response, several shift-program settings on the SMG gearbox, and variable dynamic stability control settings.
With a stylish and lustrous look, the exterior of the 2010 BMW M5 includes a unique front spoiler and air intake, side gills, unique rocker panels, M Mobility System, 2-way power glass moonroof with remote, expanded ‘one-touch’ operation, anti-trapping feature, and a sliding interior sunshade. As well, it includes wraparound body-color bumpers with hydraulic energy absorbers and front-compressible elements, M rear spoiler, Xenon adaptive headlights, adaptive brake lights, BMW M front spoiler, and a rear apron/air diffuser.
Interior feature options include: heated M 18-way power-adjustable sport front seats, extended leather upholstery, and brushed aluminum accents. The 2010 BMW M5 is also equipped with a unique gauge cluster with white-illuminated gauges, oil temperature gauge, and variable warning segment on tachometer, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with automatic tilt-up. It also features Premium Sound audio system, M multi-function leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with SMG paddles, M Drive function and cruise control, Digital Motor Electronics (DME) with on-board diagnostics, on-board computer, check control vehicle monitoring system, and Automatic Climate Control with separate left/right temperature and air distribution controls with automatic air recirculation, and voice command system. Safety features include BMW’s largest brakes with drilled, ventilated brake rotors, 2-stage Smart Airbags, and standard front-seat side-impact air bags with front and rear head protection system, and optional rear-seat side-impact air bags, and the BMW Assist in-car telematics system for four years.
With the release of the 2010 BMW M5, BMW is living up to its reputation as a manufacturer of stylish cars with incredible performance.