Two turbos, eight cylinders, 578 HP, 530 lb-ft of torque, 0-to-60 in 4.4 seconds and 188 MPH top speed. That's what England's Car magazine says to expect from the 2012 BMW M5. We're just happy it's not another SUV.
The new M5 will be based on the new F10 2011 BM 5-series, with motivation coming courtesy of a more powerful version of the BMW X6M's twin-turbo V8 engine.
That's the end of the good news, Car says not to expect a wagon variant (we guess there's always the X5 M for dog owners) and that the new M5 will likely be equipped with Efficient Dynamics technology to reduce emissions levels by 30 percent. Like the M3, that probably means things like regenerative braking that will increase both complication and weight. [Car]