Displaying the conceptual harmony, state-of-the-art technology and astonishingly dynamic handling, for which BMW Cars have become renowned, the BMW M5 stirs the passion for top performance and blends it with the universal qualities of a top-class, premium saloon.
A whole host of measures were implemented to prepare the car for its special outing as a Safety Car. A significantly larger, Gurney-style rear spoiler and a front lip spoiler produce the downforce. The BMW M5 Safety Car features a special racing chassis with adjustable traction control, while a racing exhaust and bucket seat round off the Safety Car version.
The BMW M5 Safety Car shares many other characteristics of a premium M car with the production version: under the bonnet lies a newly developed, high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology producing a maximum output of 412 kW/560 hp. This performance is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed, double-clutch transmission. The M DCT Drivelogic system, developed specially for the M5, offers numerous gear-change programmes to ensure maximum acceleration on any surface.
BMW M cars are equipped with a specially developed differential with a variable locking function to allow the driver to enjoy the benefits of rear-wheel drive to the full. In the new BMW M5, this innovation ensures an even more precise distribution of drive between the right and left rear wheel. What makes the Active M Differential so special is its intelligent proactivity. It promptly identifies and analyses driving situations, in which it is required, and then adapts itself to the situation crucial milliseconds before it is activated.
The speed-sensitive Servotronic power assistance has three settings, which can be selected at the touch of a button: "Comfort" mode reduces the amount of steering effort required when parking and manoeuvring, but ensures hallmark BMW precision when steering at higher speeds. "Sport" mode delivers more direct signals through the steering wheel at all speeds. And "Sport Plus" takes steering feedback to an even higher level.
Modifications for the BMW M5 Safety Car.
- Front spoiler, manufactured specially in the BMW M factory
- Akrapovic exhaust system
- Black, 20-inch BMW M double-spoke rims
- RECARO racing seats
- Black side grills and trademark BMW M double-kidney grill
- Black mirror covers
- LED lights on the front spoiler
- LED lights on the roof