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Breaking Details: BMW M5 Concept at Shanghai

BMW has just announced some new details of their upcoming super sports sedan, the F10 M5. Set for the Shanghai Motor Show, BMW will be revealing the car in concept form, although from our view point, the production model won't look much different. The styling is not much different than the standard 5 Series, except for the typical revised front fascia, and sculpted front and rear bumpers.

The M-specific 20-inchers are lightweight, forged wheels. On the concept, at least, the rear tires are larger than the front ones - a first for an M5. It's powered by a variant of the X5 M and X6 M's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that will produce around 580 hp. BMW is still keeping quiet on the specific output. However, they do claim the new engine has a 25 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous M5. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic that modifies shift behavior and speed.

No information has been released regarding the interior or the suspension, simply stating that specific components for each were developed. A special Active M Differential has also been developed to optimize stability that uses targeted variation of locking torque between the right and left drive wheels.

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