About BMW M5
As one of the most powerful performance models in current BMW 5 Series lineup, BMW M5 has been built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW whose motorsport subsidiary BMW M GmbH since 1985 as a mid-size luxury and executive car. Originally introduced as one of the first sport sedans to enter the market that offered performance and practicality, M5 is produced based on the 5-Series sedan. Competing against the Cadillac CTS-V, Lexus GS F, and Mercedes-Benz AMG E, M5 now is in its fifth generation.
The fourth-generation BMW M5 (E60) was produced from 2005 to July 7, 2010 and debuted in 2005 as a 2006 model. It was offered in two body styles, 4-door sedan and 5-door wagon and came in only one base trim level as well as a E61 M5 Touring. During this generation, BMW M5 was powered by a 5.0 L V10 rated at 500 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and this engine sent power to the rear wheels through a single-clutch automated manual transmission called SMG and a 6-speed manual transmission. Current M5 (F10) was introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale in November 2011 as a 4-door sports sedan/sedan. And it comes in optional Competition package and 30th anniversary 30 Jahre BMW M5. Now, M5 gets power from a 4.4 L V8 twin-turbo good for 560 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque and power is sent through a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual or a 6-speed manual transmission.
BMW M5 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Combining sport car performance, sedan utility and luxury ambience well, no wonder BMW M5 is a fantastic choice for luxury sport sedan. However, as the accumulation of mileage, you had better be prepared with these common problems in advance:
First, mushy road feel and shuddering over bumps is what BMW M5 drivers complained most during driving. If you are a driver who have enough knowledge about working principle of automobiles, then you may realize that it is a suspension failure. However, some drivers may still have some misunderstanding and underestimate about it so that they thought the unsteady and uncomfortable driving experience brought by suspension failure is tolerable. But according to professional M5 repairmen, apart from the intense car vibration and grinding noises from underneath the vehicle could bring, you will gradually feel hard to control the vehicle due to tilting vehicle caused by uneven tire wear, loose steering wheel and unintentional steering. In order to avoid dangers, you are advised to keep the M5 wheel bearing, ball joints, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing and steering knuckle.
Second, another issue troubles BMW M5 owners is the steering failure as it seems to appear out of the blue. The main responsibility of steering system is to guide the direction where you desire, therefore, if you want to go the right direction safely, you need to solve these typical symptoms of steering failure on M5. Once you find leaking steering on the ground, difficulty steering, roughly operated steering, rubbing noises from rear differential when turning, and steering tilt not locking, then you had better set out to inspect if the M5 power steering hose, power steering reservoir, steering wheel, steering column cover, tie rod end and upper steering column bearing.
Considering there are many vulnerable auto parts playing vital roles in making sure safe and comfortable ride on your BMW M5, you need to attach enough importance to perform routine maintenance. The M5 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight, and cabin air filter are all exposed to harsh working conditions but they also work hard to provide safe and comfortable driving environment under adverse conditions.
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