If you want more power, there’s the higher-priced BMW M5 sedan, which can be had with a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto. There’s a slight price increase to the two base models, thanks to on-board navigation becoming a standard feature. The numbers are impressive. The BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 gas engine produces 560 hp and 500 lb.-ft. Pfaff Expression 2034 Instruction Manual here.
An E60 BMW M5 is still a 200 mph V10 super sedan, and in America, they sold them with a manual. So forget that finicky SMG automatic.
The car goes from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds, and 4.2 seconds with the Competition Package ($6,500), which ups max horsepower to 575. Power is delivered through BMW’s quick-shifting 7-speed M double-clutch transmission. Elsewhere, the Active M Differential on the M5 provides greater stability and traction for the rear-wheel drive sedan when cornering on snow, gravel or ice. And the M Servotronic dynamically adapts steering power and resistance with driving speed.