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BMW shows M cars at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011


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 segment.

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 road.

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.

Photos: BMW

(Nov. 18, 2011)

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