Readers looking for supercar-slaying performance in a sober saloon car package should check out the details of the new BMW M5.
For more than 25 years the M5 has represented the fastest executive expresses the German firm makes and it’s business as usual with the latest one, which uses its 560bhp twin-turbo V8 to propel it from 0 to 60mph in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of more than 190mph.
But BMW, aware of the cost of petrol these days, also insists that it’s 30% more efficient than its V10-engined predecessor, and it’s also more generously equipped than the last four models to wear the M5 badge, in a bid to snatch sales from Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar rivals.
There’s no official confirmation on prices yet but buyers should expect the M5 to cost around £75,000 when it arrives early next year.
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