2013 BMW M5

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What's New for 2013:
  • Completely redesigned model debuts
  • Twin-turbo V-8 engine with M-DCT gearbox
  • Automatic stop/start technology
  • BMW claims 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.3 seconds
  • Claimed 30% fuel-economy improvement

Exterior Features
The all-new 2013 BMW M5 is equipped with 19-inch aluminum wheels and styling modified from the standard 5 Series. Adaptive xenon headlights with LED corona-ring running lights illuminate the way forward, while the rear of the car features LED taillights and adaptive brake lights.

Interior Features
The 2013 M5 includes premium Merino extended leather, unique aluminum cabin trim, Alcantara upholstery roof liner, M steering wheel with M Drive buttons to select pre-configured driving modes, and 20-way M sports seats. Additional standard features include iDrive navigation with a 10.2-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, climate zone ventilation that allows different temperature settings for the upper and lower zones of the car, power moonroof, and a 500-watt audio system with HD radio.

Optional Features
The 2013 M5 can be upgraded with 20-inch wheels, BMW Individual custom tailoring options, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bang & Olufsen high-end surround-sound system, BMW Apps smartphone integration, and a configurable head-up display.

Under the Hood
Standard in the M5 is a twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter V-8 engine delivering 560 horsepower between 5,750 and 7,000 rpm and 500 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. It is paired with a 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) with Drivelogic, which feeds power to the rear wheels through an Active M Differential. BMW quotes a zero-to-60 mph acceleration time of 4.3 seconds.

The M-DCT transmission features automatic and manual modes, and can be manually shifted using either the gear selector or shift paddles mounted to the steering wheel. Each mode includes 3 driving programs, for a total of 6. The sportiest mode must be engaged to use the M5's Launch Control system.

Automatic stop/start technology is standard. Also standard are M Driving Dynamics Control with Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus settings for the M Dynamic Damping Control, M-tuned steering, and other adjustable vehicle technologies.

Fuel Economy
The EPA had not established final fuel-economy estimates for the BMW M5 when this overview was written.

In addition to 6 air bags, the 2013 BMW M5 is equipped with Dynamic Stability Control with an M Dynamic mode. Additionally, the M-specific, high-performance compound-rotor anti-lock brakes feature Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control, Brake Assistant, Brake Drying, brake-fade compensation, and start-off assistant.

Also standard are BMW Assist with automatic crash notification, front and rear park distance control, reversing camera, and Dynamic Cruise control, Optional features include a lane-departure warning system, Night Vision with pedestrian detection, active blind-spot monitoring system, and Surround View cameras.

The 2013 BMW M5 had not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when this overview was written.


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  • Name 4dr Sdn Transmission Manual MSRP 90200.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
  • Extended merino leather upholstery -inc: door trim, seat surfaces, armrests in center console & doors, headrests for front & rear seats, gear shift lever boot
  • 18-way pwr M multi-contour front bucket seats inc: 4-way lumbar support, articulated upper backrest, adjustable thigh support, active head restraints w/adjustable side support, memory for driver & front passenger, 2-position memory for exterior mirrors
  • 3-stage heated front seats
  • Split fold-down rear seats
  • Additional 12-V pwr sockets
  • Ski bag
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic 3-spoke multi-function leather-wrapped M sport steering wheel -inc: paddle shifters, audio controls, cruise controls, Bluetooth controls, auto tilt-up, memory
  • Instrument cluster w/additional integrated LED display
  • Acoustic safety belt warning
  • iDrive system -inc: on-board computer & controller, (8) programmable memory buttons
  • Expanded check control vehicle monitor system
  • Exterior temp display -inc: freezing temp alarm
  • Pwr windows -inc: front & rear key-off & "one-touch" up & down operation, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, closing from exterior lock
  • Remote & central locking -inc: selective unlocking, double-lock feature (programmed at authorized BMW center)
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Integrated 3-button universal garage door opener
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Navigation system -inc: 10.2" display, Real Time Traffic Info
  • Anti-theft alarm system -inc: keyhead remote operation, interior motion detector
  • Coded driveaway protection (prevents engine start when constantly changing electronic code on key fob is not used)
  • Automatic climate control -inc: separate left/right temperature & air distribution controls, automatic air recirculation, micro-filter ventilation system w/replaceable active-charcoal filters
  • Cupholders for front seats
  • Aluminum trace trim
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Anthracite Alcantara headliner
  • Dual front sun visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Ambiance interior lighting
  • Rear-seat reading lights
  • Fully finished trunk w/interior trunk release
  • 19" x 9.0" front & 19" x 10.0" rear forged alloy star spoke wheels (style 345M) -inc: P265/40R19 front & P295/35R19 rear performance tires
  • Shadowline trim
  • Rear spoiler
  • 2-way pwr moonroof -inc: remote, expanded "one-touch" operation, anti-trapping feature & sliding sunshade
  • Xenon adaptive headlights -inc: dynamic auto-leveling, corona headlight-rings & cornering lights, retractable high-intensity headlight washers, adaptive automatic headlight on/off control
  • Adaptive brakelights
  • Pwr-adjustable, heated, body-color, pwr-folding side-view mirrors -inc: automatic-dimming function
  • Rain-sensing adjustable-speed windshield wipers
  • Heated driver door lock
  • Rear window defroster
  • 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) w/Drivelogic inc: M Driving Dynamics Control
  • 4.4-liter, 32-valve 560-hp V-8 engine -inc: M TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision direct injection, (4) overhead camshafts, Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)
  • Active M differential
  • Automatic start/stop function
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Rear wheel drive
  • M chassis & suspension system
  • M Dynamic damping control
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Aluminum front & rear subframes
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist (Servotronic), variable-ratio pwr steering
  • M Compound 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) w/Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Electric park brake
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by
    • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/advanced technology -inc: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
    • Front-seat side-impact airbags
    • BMW Assist Safety Plan w/Bluetooth wireless technology -inc: (4) years of automatic collision notification, emergency request, enhanced roadside assistance, remote door unlock, stolen vehicle recovery, customer relations, TeleService, Mobile Office features, MyInfo
    • BMW Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive & active safety features
    • Rear-view camera
    • Park distance control front & rear w/graphic display
    • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, turns on hazard lights, interior lights, unlocks doors
    • Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners
    • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
    • ISOFIX attachment for child-restraint safety installation
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • Active knee protection
    • Anti-theft Hi-Fi AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 audio system -inc: radio data system (RDS), auto-store, 3-channel FM diversity antenna, aux input
    • HD Radio w/"multicast" FM station reception
    • 12-speaker sound system -inc: Dirac signal processing & surround mode, discrete 5.1 multi-channel sound, 7-band equalizer, analog amplifier w/500-watt output pwr, (5) tweeters, (5) mid-range, (2) bass speakers
    • Combox controller
    • Pre-wire for satellite radio
    • 6-disc DVD changer

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