2016 BMW M5 Release Date, MSRP Price, Specs, Engine – The BMW M5 series is one of the most stylish super saloons on the motor market up to date since its first release in the early 1980s. With its main competition being the likes of the Jaguar XFR, the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS, Alphina B3 Biturbo just to mention a few, the BMW M5 still remains outstanding when it comes to performance and style.
This is more evident in the new 2016 BMW M5. The 2016 BMW M5 has got car fanatics anxiously waiting for its release into the market with some car critics giving it a five star rating saying that it has impressive performance and ultimate luxury.
The car comes with new unique upgrades and a new competition package from the previous version as we shall see. Below is an in-depth review of this sweet car with all its specifications and price range. Also consider the competition which includes the 2017 Maserati Ghibli, 2017 Cadillac CTS-V and 2016 Audi A6 models.
2016 BMW M5 Exterior Changes
The 2016 BMW M5’s exterior has been sleekly designed to give it an aggressive sporty look while at the same time giving it the dynamic blend in design and performance. The exterior comes with upgrades on the grille and the LED lights to give it a more futuristic appearance.
This car is a five door sedan that comes with the usual quad exhaust tailpipes. It comes with a tie pressure monitoring system with the standard tires being 19.0” in diameter and a width of 295mm fitted into silver forged aluminum rims with 4-wheel ABS brakes. The car also comes with power remote driver mirror adjustment.
The car is also fitted with rear defoggers and a very well designed sunroof. It also comes with adaptive headlights and cornering lights all designed to give it a stunning and competitive look. The standard specifications are 193.5”x74.4”x57.3’ (length by width by height).
2016 BMW M5 Interior Photos
The interior was not left out. It also spots a few impressive upgrades. The 2016 BMW co0mes with an automatic front air conditioning and a controlled rear air conditioning system. It is also fitted with fancy devices like a single in-dash CD audio system with radio and mp3 support. It is also fitted with cruise control features and a tilt and telescopic, speed proportional power steering.
The interior cabin is very spacious to meet the luxury it’s associated with. There is enough head and leg space in both the front and rear seats. The driver seat comes with multi-level heating and a power adjustment option. It’s also fitted with power windows.
The 2016 BMW M5’s interior capacity is 5 passengers with the seats upholstered in leather. That’s not all, it also comes with child safety features like manual child safety locks. On telematics and security, the car comes with a voice activated navigation system and an anti-theft alarm system
Engine specs – 2016 BMW M5
The base option is fitted with a 4.4ltr V8 engine that yields up to 560hp at 6000RPM. The engine offers more performance with more fuel efficiency compared to the previous V10 engine that was in the previous version. This new push button to start engine has a 10:1 compression ratio has an MPG of 14 for city and 20 for highway. The engine yields 500lbs-ft at 1500RPM of torque. It also has a 7 speed automatic transmission with auto-shift. The engine delivers an impressive 0-60MPH at a record 4.3 seconds.
The engine is a rear wheel drive with a double wishbone front suspension and a multilink rear suspension. So in as much as the engine lost its raw intensity after the switch from the V10 to the V8, the performance and dynamics of this super saloon haven’t been adversely affected, on the contrary, the performance has improved and the car is now more fuel effective that ever.
The 2016 BMW M5 comes with stability and traction control, features that only come in high-end cars.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.7 in. (116.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.5 in. (193.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 4387 lbs
Top Speed: 160 mph
0-60: 4.3 sec
MPG: 15/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Frozen Bronze Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2016 BMW M5 – Price & Release Date
The 2016 BMW M5, which only comes in one trim has very appealing price compared to its rivals. Its MSRP currently stands at USD $94,100 for the base option with a basic warranty of 48 months or 50,000 miles. The release date is yet unclear but sources say that the car could hit the motor market by July, 2016.