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#242123 - 8th Jul 2008 1:42pm M5 to go Twin Turbo...
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Hmmm the old one was just a smidge over 500bhp, so 536bhp isnt really a massive increase.

They have dropped it by 600cc, lost 2 cylinders, and strapped a pair of turbos on....

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There has been rumours circulating for a while that the new BMW M5 will feature a turbocharged engine, most of us assuming that it would be some sort of V10. We were wrong.

The 2011 M5 will be powered by a twin- turbo 4.4 litre V8, and prototypes of this engine are reported to be producing 536 bhp. The test mule for the new car has already been spotted, and it has large air intakes in the front bumper- backing up the turbo- charged claims.

The new engine will almost certainly power the next M6, and there is a chance that it could be used in an M Power version of the X6 too.

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#242263 - 9th Jul 2008 10:04am Re: M5 to go Twin Turbo... [Re: StuyMac]
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Wouldn't mind seeing an M version of the X6.
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#242267 - 9th Jul 2008 10:22am Re: M5 to go Twin Turbo... [Re: BMW Joe]
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Wouldn't mind seeing an M version of the X6.


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#242281 - 9th Jul 2008 1:13pm Re: M5 to go Twin Turbo... [Re: StuyMac]
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not keep on the front end, but the back of its fit.

whats the torque on the v8 engine?
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#242284 - 9th Jul 2008 1:20pm Re: M5 to go Twin Turbo... [Re: BMW Joe]
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Not seen any torque figures for the engine yet, and the X6M is still to be confirmed by BMW......

The M5 though...

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