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bmw m5f 10 review moscow smotra
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A different type of M5 F10 review

Usually, i post BMW reviews from popular sources like Grip, Autoblogger, Fifthgear, Chris Harris, but this time the review of the 2013 BMW M5 comes from Moscow, from Smotra TV youtube channel.
Eric, the presenter, is owner of a popular M5 E60 painted in Gold and a well-known city race driver in Moscow. After a shortdrive in Moscow, he tries to find out what is the real power output of the new turbocharged M5. The Dyno figures for the new M5 are 552 Hp and 701 NM , a bit less power and a bit more torque than the estimated 560 hp and 680 NM official figures.

bmw m5f 10 review moscow smotra

I agree with most of the things described by Eric, because when you want to release a new version of a product, do not just improve the bad things from previous version, but also do no remove the good ones (In this case BMW removed the party piece, the core of the M5, which was the V10 NA engine revving to 8500 RPM). The 5 liters V10 NA with direct injection plus an improved exhaust system would have had probably the same output around 550 HP, and with the new 7 speed dual clutch gearbox it would have put the power down even better.

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BMW M5 F10 : Top gear review

Top Gear UK has reviewed in their latest TV episode, the 2012 BMW M5 F10. Unlike my expectation, the M5 was tested by Richard Hammond, rather than usual powwwwwwwwwwwwwweerrr addictive reviewer, Jeremy Clarkson. As Richard points out, it was a very difficult task to replace the previous M50 E60 model with a new generation, because each time M5 was the benchmark in the fast luxury saloons.

Top Gear M5 F10 review

For the first time we can watch a direct drag race between the F10 M5 (560 hp) and the E60 M5 (507). The new improved dual clutch 7 speed gearbox + the huge torque delivered by the bi-turbo 4.4 liters V8 engine, take the F10 m5 from 0 to 100 in about 4s, in comparison with 4.7 s needed for the 5.0 V10 naturally aspirated E60 model. Though right from the start, the F10 M5 leaves the old M5 behind, it is noticeable that the gap between them remains quite the same, after reaching a higher speed. In this direction, i think a roll start race from 150 to 330km/h (top speed) would be interesting to see.

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