Car of the Year 2012: BMW Performance


February is the manic rriving new M5 sedan. The lounge packs a new high-performance 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 412kW/680Nm and is only available with an automatic clutch seven-speed double.

The large sedan covers the 0-100km / h in just 4.4 seconds, and should be valued at approximately $ 240,000.

BMW will join the four-door "coupe" segment in mid-2012 with the new 6 Series Coupé Gran. It will compete with the likes of its German rivals and swoopy CLS Mercedes-Benz and Audi A7, when he arrives in the third quarter of 2012, to be with two doors, BMW 6-Series coupe and convertible models, with awaiting the start price of at least $ 175,000.

The coupe 6-Series Gran will be available in three trim levels: the 640i, which is powered by a 235kW/450Nm output turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the 650i, with a 330kW/650Nm twin-turbo V8, and the 640D, which is a twin-turbo six-cylinder 230kW/630Nm diesel production, but not yet confirmed for Australia.

The 6-Series two-door coupe and convertible will receive an aura of "M" model, the M6, in late 2012. Is expected to be powered by a V8 4.4-liter twin-turbo 412kW/680Nm pump.