BMW has announced that they will be officially ending the production of the E60 BMW M5 to make way for the F10 M5 which will be unveiled sometime next year. BMW has produced a total of 20,548 of the high performance variant of the 5-series. Out of these, 19,523 were saloons while the other 1025 units were BMW M5 Touring which was released in 2007.
The high performance sedans featured a 5.0-litre V10 petrol engine that produced 509hp along with a tire burning 520Nm of torque which was either mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed SMG gearbox. This resulted in a 0 to 100 figure in just 4.2 seconds going on to reach a top speed of 337km/h, but was electronically limited to 249km/h.
Unfortunately BMW still hasn’t specified any details of what the new F10 version of the M5 will contain. That’s not going to stop the automotive fraternity from speculating and predictions include a V8 twin turbo currently seen in the BMW X6 M and X5 M, which will be tuned up to produce more than 500hp and an equally earth shattering 680Nm of torque.
Not that it’s relevant at this moment in time, but there is a high possibility the prices of an almost new M5 will drop with the release of the new F10 M5. Thus for fans and prospective buyers of the E60 M5 should keep close to their BMW showroom. It has also been said that Malaysians won’t really take to the new F10 M5 due to its unimposing looks as compared to the E60, Would that be right? Have your say.