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Gamite
09-11-2007, 01:55 AM
The horsepower race is on, again! BMW's M5 was king of the hill with its hi-revving 507hp V10 until Mercedes released the E 63 AMG with 511hp. Surely only just a few extra horsepower but it still counts as the German premium marques compete with each other.

Now, there’s a new kid in town - the twin-turbo V10 Audi RS 6. With its massive 580 horsepower under the hood, it is speculated that Audi has understated the true horsepower figure of 600hp. How long will the RS 6 hold the throne? Well, most likely until the new Mercedes E 63 AMG is released in mid 2009 with a unconfirmed 544hp, however, it seems based upon these latest spy photos that BMW may have a trick or two planned.

Evidence shows BMW is preparing a slightly more evil version of the M5, and this time it appears to be twin-turbos! According to the photographer who snapped this M5 prototype, the engine sound was different from the usual M5. In addition, clearly visible are the extra air intakes cut in the front bumper. However, take a closer look inside the lower air duct openings on the sides of the front bumper and you'll notice a verticle flap which redirects the air flow into what appears to be sitting behind an intercooler for a turbo.


http://images.worldcarfans.com/articles/2007/9/10/9070910.004/9070910.004.Mini1L.jpg
http://images.worldcarfans.com/articles/2007/9/10/9070910.004/9070910.004.Mini2L.jpg

source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9070910.004/bmw-m5-twin-turbo-and-m7-prototypes-spied

windsor318is
09-11-2007, 02:20 AM
all these models but they still havent made there own exotic car. they need to compete with ferrari

denisemichel
09-11-2007, 08:54 AM
Twin turbo?!?! holly crap, that thing is going to be even more powerfull!

bmwm5lover
09-11-2007, 12:40 PM
WOW~!
NOW THAT'S Something to look forward to!

static
09-11-2007, 01:03 PM
at least audi can hook the power properly to the ground with awd

propr'one
09-11-2007, 01:12 PM
They better do something, that E63 amg i brought to bimmercruise sold me on benzes. It feels faster than a e60 m5, although i've only been a passenger in one.

325isRED
09-11-2007, 01:32 PM
all these models but they still havent made there own exotic car. they need to compete with ferrari

And a bike that can keep up with the the 1000+CC japs...

tifosi
09-11-2007, 03:42 PM
I have hard time believing what WorldCarFans claim is true. I don't think it makes much business sense for BMW to develop a more expensive M5. A super M6 (CSL) will make much more sense, if there's ever going to be such a car.

If I have to guess, I think BMW is only using M5 as the shell to develop a higher output engine possibly for the BMW supercar.

BMW_7
09-12-2007, 09:35 AM
I agree with tifosi, if it is true, then BMW is selling out. But I very much doubt it's true.

///Milan
09-12-2007, 10:23 AM
BMW's selling out by making a more powerful car than it's rivals during a horsepower war? You've gotta be kidding me.

Bartacus
09-12-2007, 05:05 PM
BMW's selling out by making a more powerful car than it's rivals during a horsepower war? You've gotta be kidding me.

Its the turbos that make it a sell out, according to people who give a shit about natural aspiration vs forced induction. I could care less if a friggin /M is naturally aspirated or not, but some people do. Apparently, engineer bragging rights about HP per litre make a big difference with some BMW fan-gays. :D

Bart

BimmerboyPH
09-12-2007, 10:40 PM
Is it just me or do those new vents on the fenders look like they've been photo shopped in?

saix
09-12-2007, 10:44 PM
vents looks random as ****.

thinair
09-12-2007, 10:57 PM
Holy photoshopped, seriously Gamite.....

Gamite
09-13-2007, 10:50 AM
Holy photoshopped, seriously Gamite.....

don't kill the messenger

Boots R
09-13-2007, 11:09 AM
Even if it's real, how do we know it's BMW producing it? Maybe a regular guy turbo'd his m5.

AMG_POWER
09-13-2007, 04:34 PM
id buy it.