BMW unveiled the F-10 Series of M5 Sport Sedan and Plug-in Hybrid Concepts at this week’s 2011 Shanghai Auto Show in China.
The new F-10 Series of BMW M5 Sport Sedan was developed by the BMW’s M division. The production version of the new M5 will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The power plant of the new M5 Sport Sedan comes with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine sourced from the X5 M and X6 M models, in which it makes 555HP and max torque of 680Nm. BMW added that the power output of the M5 engine will likely to be higher than X5 M and X6 M.
The new F-10 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid Concept is also slated for production but exclusively for China market. The 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid is based on the Chinese market version of the premium sedan with the extended wheelbase. This plug-in hybrid model is BMW’s collaboration with its joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. It features a parallel hybrid setup consisting of 215HP (160kW) turbocharged combustion engine and an electrical motor with a maximum output of 94HP (70kW). Series production of the 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid is scheduled to start in China in 2013.
Photo Gallery: New BMW M5 and 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid Concepts at 2011 Shanghai Auto Show