BMW M5 Competition with Adaptive M Suspension

GAME CHANGER.

Driving pleasure through precision: the Adaptive M Suspension.

Game Changer.Driving pleasure through precision: the Adaptive M Suspension.

Driving pleasure is in the DNA of every BMW M. Many components and technologies are responsible. One key factor is the Adaptive BMW M Suspension: it combines excellent handling with the highest levels of driving safety and allows the driver an impressive amount of control of the vehicle right up to the limit. In short: the typical high-performance character of an M model is based to a great extent on the components of this chassis. And that applies to all M vehicles: from Sedan to Coupé to SAV – every concept-relevant set-up bears the signature of the Adaptive M Suspension.

 

BMW M5 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.3
CO2 emissions in g/km (combinded): 259

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THE ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION:

  • 01 Electronically controlled shock absorbers
  • 02 Stepless adjustment of damping forces via electro-magnetic valves
  • 03 Damping of front and rear axles independently adjustable
  • 04 Less wheel and body movement compared to standard suspension
  • 05 Wider track, higher camber
BMW M5 Competition with Adaptive M Suspension

ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED SHOCK ABSORBERS.

Perhaps the most visible part of the Adaptive M Suspension is hidden behind the alloy wheels: the special shock absorbers. Electromagnetically controlled valves in the damper pistons allow the damping forces to be adjusted steplessly. When the valves are opened, more oil can flow from one damper pipe into the other and the damping effect is reduced. In this way, the chassis can balance out unevenesses more effectively and driving comfort increases. When they’re closed, the damping is tauter and the handling more direct: a desirable effect for driving fast on roads and racetracks.

 

The system can regulate all dampers individually and independently. Sensors ascertain the current movement of the chassis, the condition of the driving surface and the driver’s preference, e.g. the steering speed in a chicane. The optimal damping forces are calculated in a few milliseconds and constantly steplessly adjusted.

 

 

 

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Adaptive M Suspension

The special shock absorbers of the Adaptive M Suspension.

THREE BASIC SETTINGS AVAILABLE.

The choice of the three available modes COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ sets the basic character for the dampers.

 

  • In COMFORT mode the drive is fast and relaxed: the dampers iron out uneven road surfaces and offer a high level of driving stability.

 

  • The damper setting in SPORT mode is tangibly tauter. Reduced wheel movement and more direct road surface contact with sufficient comfort mean perfect handling on both roads and uneven racetracks, like for instance the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife.

 

  • SPORT+ mode makes no compromises, the tone is set by a particularly precise ride: on even surfaces, the minimal wheel and body movement enables maximal longitudinal and transverse forces to be achieved. This mode is especially suitable for flat racetracks.
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BMW M5 Competition with Adaptive M Suspension

OPTIMIZED AXLE GEOMETRY AND KINEMATICS.

To guarantee the perfect functionality of the adaptive dampers, the engineers rework the entire axle geometry of each M car. This means that all components for the M specific kinematics and elasto-kinematics characteristics are redesigned and constructed anew. In the BMW M5, for example, the rear axle is therefore equipped with reinforced components compared to the standard chassis: a harder stabilizer, stiffer wishbones and harder rubber bearings.

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The reinforced rear axle of the BMW M5

Adaptive M Suspension: reinforced rear axle of the BMW M5.

Reinforced front axle of the BMW M5

Adaptive M Suspension: reinforced front axle of the BMW M5.

Reinforced front axle of the BMW M5

Adaptive M Suspension: reinforced front axle of the BMW M5.

The front axle gets a wider track, more camber, a lower roll centre and a bigger castor angle for the wheels. With a greater king-pin angle, the wheel on the outside of a curve can support itself better in bends. Stiffer elastomer bearings give the driver more direct feedback and increase the vehicle’s overall precision.

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Cross struts in the rear of the BMW M5

Cross struts to reinforce the rear of the BMW M5.

THE CHASSIS.

Important element for maximum driving dynamics.

Shock absorbers and axles are the central elements of the Adaptive M Suspension. For ideal working conditions, these flexible components need one thing in particular: a stiff chassis. The BMW M engineers thus favour additional lateral and cross struts, which reinforce both the front and rear of the BMW M5. Thanks to the increased stiffness of the whole vehicle, precision and driveability when driving at the limit are significantly increased.

 

High performance in every detail: all the measures taken with the Adaptive M Suspension add up to the driving experience for which BMW M automobiles are known.

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Cross struts in the rear of the BMW M5

Cross struts to reinforce the rear of the BMW M5.

BMW M5 Competition with Adaptive M Suspension

THE M5

THE M5

BMW M5 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.3
CO2 emissions in g/km (combinded): 259

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. 

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] 

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification. 

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html

    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.