BMW M5 Sedan: M chassis

M Suspension.

To meet the high demands for driving dynamics, agility and precision, BMW designed the innovative M high-performance chassis.

Stiffening of the front of the car optimizes stability and increases the precision of steering responses. The two front-suspension strut towers are connected to the chassis by an aluminum suspension cross-brace. Just as invisible, but very noticeable, is the Active M Differential on the rear axle, which enables tremendous acceleration and is available for the first time in the BMW M5. The rear axle itself is rigidly mounted to the rear floor, ensuring racecar-like responsiveness from the uniquely design M rear suspension. The three settings on the Dynamic Damping Control – Normal, Sport and Sport+ – allow you to adjust the suspension for ride quality and handling response. All suspension "hardpoints" are reinforced for M driving duties, and the unique M suspension system features aluminum-intensive construction to save weight while increasing strength and durability.

 

Fuel consumption / CO2 emissions

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the "New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines", which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.