Happy 40th birthday to BMW's M Division
Don your party hat, grab a kazoo and revel in the history of M cars
Posted: 18 May 2012
BMW M5 (E60)
Magnificent. Flawed, but magnificent. With this, the fourth ever BMW M5, the Division went a bit nutty. Out went the 5.0-litre V8, in came a 5.0-litre V10 and many horsepowers and many torques. 507bhp and 384lb ft, to be precise.
20,548 owners experienced venom, M-style: 0-62mph took 4.7 seconds and this four-door saloon would rocket on to 205mph. Ride was a bit on the firm side and the gearbox a tad clunky in town, but otherwise, just magnificent. Jeremy, don't forget, said this was one of the best cars he'd ever driven...