Vijay Pattni22 June 2011

Watch the new BMW M5 in action

Video: First chance to hear Munich’s twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 sing in new footage…

Since there's not much else to write about the new M5 until we drive it, here are a few facts you can bore Internet forums with.

Fact 1: The two turbochargers have been squeezed into the ‘V' shape between the cylinder banks for compact construction.

Fact 2: BMW's cross-bank exhaust manifold has an identical pipe length to ensure gas flows at an even rhythm meaning a consistent level of pressure acting on the turbochargers.

Fact 3: The turbochargers have been developed specifically for this engine and deliver a maximum pressure of 1.5 bar.

See pics of the new BMW M5. Go on, see them

BMW hasn't, unfortunately, provided details of grolling the main clasp or indeed, the oiliness of the baboon unit, but we are told the aforementioned cross-bank manifold and exhaust layout helps deliver a ‘multilayered collage of sound'.

You can judge for yourself (kind of) via this new video of the M5 in motion. There is the faintest gargle of a V8 coupled to a trademark BMW ‘M' rasp. Can you really wait until November? Can you find £74k in four months? How will you occupy your days?

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