BMW M5 F10 - Best BMW M cars
The F10 M5 moved from V10 to V8 power, proving that downsizing isn't all bad
A high-revving V10 was always going to be a tough act to follow, but BMW’s M division responded to the inevitable pressures to improve efficiency with the equally stupendously current M5.
This time around there’s ‘only’ a 4.4-litre V8 stashed under the bonnet, but the awesome power delivery of the twin turbocharged engine, electrifying speed of the DCT gearbox and the introduction of torque-vectoring has massively improved performance and driveability. In fact it’s reported that the latest model will lap the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 55 seconds – nearly 20 seconds faster than the V10-powered E60.
0-62mph is delivered in a claimed 4.4 seconds on the road, while on the unrestricted autobahn BMW reckons 190mph is on the cards. Who needs a V10 anyway…
- 1IntroductionWith a legendary roster of fabulous performance cars in its illustrious history, here's our pick of the M power crop...
- 2BMW M1The M1 was a racing supercar for the road, and still sets pulses racing today
- 3BMW M3 E30Hailed as one of the best-handling cars ever, the original M3 is a nailed-on classic
- 4BMW M5 E39The E39 BMW M5 was the car that started the German saloon horsepower war
- 5BMW 3.0 CSL E9Known as 'The Batmobile' the BMW 3.0 CSL was a proper homologation special for the road
- 6BMW M5 E28The mighty BMW M5 E28 remains one of the finest performance saloons ever
- 7BMW M3 E46Great looks, great performance and a hardcore limited-run model to boot, the E46 BMW M3 had it all
- 8BMW 1 Series M CoupeM car fans had been crying out for a return to the ethos of the E30 M3, and the 1 Series M Coupe was it
- 9BMW M635 CSi E24The shark nose M635i exudes retro charm today but still packs a mighty punch
- 10BMW M5 Touring E61M car estates are a rare breed but the E61 M5 Touring has an F1-inspired V10 engine to make it well worth seeking out