The driving dynamics of the BMW M5 Sedan.


The driving dynamics of the BMW M5 Sedan.

SATISFY THAT THIRST FOR POWER.The driving dynamics of the BMW M5 Sedan.

Developed on the race track for everyday use. As an independent development of BMW M GmbH, the BMW M5 Sedan abides by the M Philosophy and perfectly combines high performance with suitability for everyday use.

Competition Package.

Pure motorsport sensation: with the optional Competition Package, you transfer the performance of the BMW M5 Sedan with even greater precision to every circuit − thanks to enhanced engine output, more direct steering and a specially designed chassis. The Competition Package shifts the BMW M5 Sedan one gear higher: the already breathtaking power of the M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder engine is raised from 560 hp to 575 hp for that ultimate adrenaline kick. Raising the boost pressure in the upper range of revs is responsible for this added performance. A modified exhaust unit provides an especially sporty engine sound − with goosebumps guaranteed. On the racing circuit and in everyday use, the specially designed suspension, which has been lowered by 10 millimetres, and the extremely sporty direct steering ensure that every command is executed with maximum precision. From the outside, the BMW M5 Sedan inspires with the Competition Package featuring exclusive 20” M Double-spoke 601 M light alloy wheels in a Bi-colour look and mixed tires together with the twin tailpipes of the Sport exhaust unit in black chrome finish. A combination that raises the pulse when viewed from any angle.

Active M differential.


Active M differential.

More traction and greater stability when cornering and even on snow, gravel or ice. The Active M Differential supplies optimum traction and supports the dynamic qualities of the rear-wheel drive – both when accelerating out of corners and manoeuvring on slippery surfaces. The Active M Differential even affords precise handling in cases of extreme lateral acceleration or uneven road surfaces. Here the active system is connected to the DSC by an electronic control element and proactively imposes an intelligent locking action – completely independent of the differences in rotational speed between the right and left rear wheel. The results of this channelling of drive power are optimum traction, better handling as well as increased agility.

M Carbon Ceramic Brakes.

The M Carbon ceramic brake is a result of the transfer of technologies from the motor sport industry. The application of an innovative carbon fibre compound ceramic makes the braking power even more direct and improves brake-fade stabilisation.
It is also non-corrosive, very resistant to abrasion, tolerates more heat and contributes to a lower vehicle weight. Its lightweight construction reduces rotating and unsprung mass, improving acceleration, responsiveness and overall handling, but also increasing the driving dynamics and traction, improving suspension comfort and reducing fuel consumption.
With its unusually large brake discs (front 410 mm, rear 396 mm), six-piston fixed callipers at the front and one-piston floating callipers at the rear, the M Carbon ceramic brake is fit for the race track, thanks to its very high heat resistance even over long periods of use. A perforated and ventilated brake disc ring guarantees significantly enhanced responsiveness in wet conditions and more powerful heat dissipation. The M Carbon ceramic brake is easy to recognize, thanks to its matt Gold-coloured brake callipers featuring the classic M logo.
Due to the material-specific characteristics, situation- and use-dependent functional noises may occur, particularly on wet surfaces shortly before the vehicle comes to a standstill.

M Servotronic.

All bends are enticing. Particularly with assistance from M Servotronic. The intelligent system dynamically adapts steering power and resistance in line with your driving speed. The BMW M5 Sedan obeys the driver’s commands precisely at any speed. The power assist reacts with more resistance at high speeds. It automatically decreases at low speeds, on bends and when parking, thus smoother vehicle behaviour. At increasing speeds, the power assist is continually controlled and reduced, resulting in more direct contact with the road. In the Competition Package, the M Servotronic is specially adapted to the higher power and the sportier chassis for a greater sensation of motor racing and the best possible performance.

M chassis.

Meeting high demands for driving dynamics, agility and precision – the high-performance M chassis with its sophisticated design exploits the tremendous potential of this vehicle to the full on any road. Outstanding acceleration also comes from the Active M differential on the rear axle. The three settings on the Dynamic Damping Control – Normal, Sport and Sport Plus – allow you to adjust the suspension to suit your requirements. The M Drive buttons on the steering wheel are pre-programmed with vehicle configurations that support either a sporty or relaxed driving style. One of these is the M Dynamic Mode, which allows a particularly authentic driving experience using the maximum lateral and longitudinal dynamics possible. This affects the normal function of the Dynamic Stability Control so it only has a stabilising effect in emergency situations. With the Competition Package, the suspension of the BMW M5 Sedan is particularly uncompromising. The spring rate is increased and the damping powers and stabilization are adjusted accordingly. The Dynamic Damping Control settings are adapted to suit the increase in dynamics and the characteristics of the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) are even sharper. The result: unrivalled motorsport performance.

7-speed M double-clutch transmission.

The 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (DCT) in the BMW M5 creates the best conditions for a quick reaction. With the 7-speed M DCT with Drivelogic, you don’t change just gears quickly, you change immediately. The 7-speed M DCT with Drivelogic transfers engine power to the road in milliseconds, without the slightest disruption to tractive force. Two transmission structures with a separate clutch continually transfer the power generated by the engine to the rear wheels. Gears can be changed without the transmission of power being interrupted using either the paddles, shift lever or automatic mode for even more dynamic comfort.