BMW F10 M5 Engine, Photos Surface The Web
Thanks to the guys over at M5board.com, we have a couple of pictures with the 4.4-liter V8 engine that will power the highly-anticipated BMW F10 M5. Benefiting from the TwinPower technology, this engine will be linked to a 7-speed double clutch M DCT Drivelogic gearbox, but details regarding the exact output are not certain at the moment.
If we were to believe the latest estimations, the engine will deliver about 567 hp (575 PS / 423 kW) and 531 lb.-ft (720 Nm) of torque. Initially, it was though that the engine would be more powerful than that but it seems that BMW was having problems with the gearbox of the M5. Original reports mentioned a 600 PS power figure, but even in a lower output level than that, it will certainly be a lot more powerful than the V10 in the previous M5 while at the same time being 25% more fuel efficient.
We are all waiting for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September when BMW will finally launch the F10 M5.