-- While the Big Three and their affiliate company displays
were influencing delight and caution, the European names were
just as adept to keeping up the pressure. One of the sharks swimming
through such tested waters was the 2013 BMW M5, a sports vehicle
which quickly caught eyes thanks to its smooth blue coating and
its fishy features right down to the exhaust “gills”
and small fin towards the back of the car roof.
In terms of
power, the M5 was describe in provided “BMW Media Information”
booklets as possessing a “maximum output of 560 hp”
(horsepower), a torque of 500 pounds per foot, and the ability
to go from zero to 62 miles an hour in just under four and half
are reached on a newly innovated V8 engine that features M TwinPower
Turbo, accounting for consumption of “30% less fuel and…
substantially higher range than [the M5’s] predecessors.”
In terms of
access, all doors open with the pull-back handle option, yet it’s
the trunk where things get interesting. The trunk door on the
M5 comes with hand-pressed automatic opening, but the impressive
addition located within the hood is a button that provides automatic
closing. Initial tires exhibited on the model are labeled as “Michelin
Pilot Super Sport.”
interior includes beige seating and dark blue carpeting, but what’s
more prominent is the multimedia stacked up throughout. In addition
to traditional click-on lighting in the middle of the car ceiling,
fluorescent tubes emit a whiter light along the sides just above
the backseat doors. Also available for safety purpose is a grip
handle above four of the five available seats.
seats include driver access to button technology for side mirror
adjustment, sunroof opening and closing, and centralized air conditioning
for both passenger rows. At the lower side of each seat facing
the door, two knobs are available for adjusting both the base
up and down and the backrest back and forth.
is accomplished by a vehicle start/stop button on the driver’s
wheel, which also features a kind of computerized stick shift.
The A/C unit features seatwarmers and dehumidifiers, the central
compartment features jacks for phone, computer, and other services,
and the dashboard system provides analog, compact disc/DVD, and
The back row
allows seating for three passengers with a seatbelt for each,
A/C vents on the door sides, and a video-playing monitor on the
back of each front seat’s headrest that can be pulled at
least 45 degrees. The front seat’s backsides also include
plastic holders for literature and cup holders, and additional
speakers behind the front seats.
With the technology
reaching a point of absorption for passengers, it’s certain
that the 2013 M5 aims to be defined as not sport, but as a new
level of luxury.