BMW shows M cars at the 42nd Tokyo Motor
Munich - The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show (3 – 11
December 2011) is set to welcome the latest example of high performance
designed to be enjoyed on a daily basis. Hosted by the Japanese
capital’s International Exhibition Center, the show will stage the Asian
premiere of the fifth-generation BMW M5.
Powered by a high-revving V8
engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, the new M5 uses the
seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic to channel its
412 kW/560 hp to the rear wheels. Here, the new Active M Differential
distributes drive as required to each wheel and therefore ensures
optimum traction in ultra-dynamic driving situations and on slippery
surfaces. The result? The new BMW M5 sets a fresh benchmark in terms of
dynamics, assurance and poise in the exclusive high-performance sedan
The latest crop of models from BMW M GmbH
give drivers a wide variety of ways in which to experience the unique
fascination generated by the transfer of race track technology to the
BMW M cars capture the imagination with
drive and chassis technology derived directly from motor sport and
backed up by peerlessly sporty styling and bespoke design features
inspired by technical necessity.
Each model marries its engine output,
chassis and aerodynamics to precisely choreographed effect. Its
well-resolved overall concept ensures that the car’s high-performance
blend of talents delivers that inimitable M feeling, both on the track
and in everyday use on the road. Hallmark M design features for the
interior along with a control concept offering extensive scope for
configuring the car’s set-up to personal tastes represent the icing on
the cake of the high-octane driving experience.
BMW is showcasing the hallmark
characteristics of its M cars at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011 through a
rich variety of vehicle concepts. The fourth generation of the legendary
BMW M3 sports car is powered by a 309 kW/420 hp naturally aspirated V8
engine, whose power is transferred to the rear wheels by the optional
seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.
The BMW X6 M,
meanwhile, embodies the exclusive combination of a high-performance
engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and an intelligent
all-wheel-drive system. Output of 408 kW/555 hp is harnessed by a
dynamic-oriented xDrive set-up and chassis technology including Dynamic
Performance Control and Adaptive Drive.