BMW M5

THE ENGINE OF THE BMW M5.

THE ENGINE OF THE BMW M5.

THE ENGINE OF THE BMW M5.

The engine of the new BMW M5 with M xDrive is a true masterpiece. The engineers at BMW M GmbH have once again redefined the boundaries of what is possible. With 600 hp, the V8 petrol engine can not only let loose with a surge of incredible power, it can sustain it. Together with our engineers, we explain the power of the engine in a series of pictures. So fasten your seatbelts for five powerful facts about the V8 TwinPower Turbo engine in the new BMW M5 (Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.5; CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 241).

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BMW M5 Generation Motor Container 5 Facts
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2,340 m3 air/h.

A whole lot of hot air. The V8 in the BMW M5 inhales 2,340 m3 of air per hour at peak performance. That’s equal to the volume of 71 sea containers (20-feet each).

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2,270°C.

Rocket-worthy cylinders. When burning petrol, the cylinders in the engine of the BMW M5 reach gas temperatures of up to 2,270°C. For the sake of comparison: when space capsules re-enter the earth’s atmosphere, their heat shields must withstand up to 2,200°C.

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Raumkapsel
Drehzahlmesser

175,000 rpm.

The pirouettes of the turbocharger. In order to get up to 600 hp, the BMW M5’s V8 engine gets a boost from two turbochargers. These turbochargers reach maximum rotations per minute of 175,000.

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0 – 300 km/h in 35 cm.

A valve that could break records. The maximum valve acceleration is one thousand times greater than the acceleration due to gravity. Or in other words: to accelerate from 0 to 300 km/h a distance of 35 cm suffices – the diameter of the M leather steering wheel.

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Entfernung von Erde zu Mond

In 70 sec. to the moon.

Pistons to take you to the moon. The full acceleration of the engine exerts a force of eight tonnes. If the piston rod was released and continuously powered by eight tonnes, it would fly to the moon in seventy seconds.

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Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, or under http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html. The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle types. CO2 emissions caused by the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC.

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All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.

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