At launch time this fall, the color palette for the new M5 includes a wide range of exterior colors and interior trims: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic paint, Mojave, Silverstone, Space Gray, Imperial Blue, Singapore Grey and Monte Carlo Blue. The latter color is already known from BMW X5 M and recently seen on M5 wallpapers .
From the Individual Catalog, BMW offers the following: Amazonite Silver, Champagne Quartz, Moonstone, Azurite Black and Citrin Black.
With the new super sporty sedan, BMW has moved on from from naturally aspirated engines to a TwinPower turbocharged V8. The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold that guarantees legendary BMW M-car thrust with seamless lag-free power delivery from just off idle.
The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. The high-rev unit should rocket the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.
The 2013 BMW M5 will carry Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $90,695 (including destination and handling). The European Delivery base price starts at $83,655 and based on the production dates, it seems to be available starting in July.
The Driver Assistance Package includes Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Side and Top View Cameras, Speed Limit Info and retails for $1,900, but it requires the Executive Package which among many features includes the Heated Steering Wheel, Power Tailgate, Head Up Display and Comfort Access ($5,500).
For audiophiles, BMW offers the Bang & Olufsen Sound System first launched in the 6 Series Coupe. Total price? $3,700.