2015 BMW M5
The 2015 BMW M5 is a high performance, 4 door luxury sedan with seating for five. Standard 2015 BMW M5 features include 19-inch wheels alloy wheels, performance tires summer suspension adjustable driver-adaptive, adaptive xenon headlights, the adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, the auto-dimming mirrors, sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power column tilt and telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, 16 electric sports front seats, heated front seats and memory settings, and split folding rear seats. The standard 2015 BMW M5 features include electronic Bluetooth phone iDrive electronics interface, a navigation system, voice control, rearview camera and audio connectivity, smartphone application integration, telematic services, traffic information and 16-speaker system Harman Kardon audio with six-CD changer, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod interface / USB.
The 2015 BMW M5 assistance Package Plus adds optional driver warning systems blind spot and lane departure; a system with collision mitigation pedestrian detection; information about the speed limit; and side and top view cameras. An Executive package adds the keyless ignition and entry, trunk lid electrically operated door-closing soft, a heated steering wheel, ventilation and massage function for the front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, rear seats heating a power rear sunshade, rear manual side window shades, a head-up display, satellite radio and three years of concierge services. A lighting package adds adaptive LED headlamps with automatic beam control. Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, an entertainment system for rear seat, a sports exhaust system, upgraded 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, an entertainment system for rear seat and a camera system with night vision pedestrian detection.
New for 2015, the Competition Package brings 15 additional horses through an exhaust system freer-breathing along with special 20-inch wheels; a more aggressive tuning to address state, suspension and rear M differential; and black chrome exhaust pipes.
2015 BMW M5 Interior
Inside the 2015 BMW M5 is trimmed in leather and copious amounts of aluminum. The driver and front passenger are spoiled with splendid seats, 16-way-adjustable headrests and backrests with articulated and adjustable side bolters, making it virtually impossible to uncomfortable. Also, look as good as they feel. The steering wheel has a slightly retro look with its thin radios, but a fleshy edge, contoured makes it a joy to grip. Also new is the largest armrest storage compartment and additional chrome around the console.
BMW iDrive system continues to evolve, and it works pretty well on the 2015 BMW M5. It has a wide screen and a quality control button on the center console that together govern most of the entertainment features, climate control and navigation, and various vehicle settings. Check Touchpad is a new feature for the navigation system this year, which allows owners to enter destinations Freehand drawing with your finger on the top of the dial. Although the iDrive interface is generally straightforward, the large number of routes need menu take some time to familiarize yourself after buying the car.
Fortunately most features adjustable powertrain have their own buttons around the shifter for quick access. Rear seat passengers are going pretty well, too, as they do in any other 5 Series The back also splits and folds, extending the usability of the trunk of 14 cubic feet.
2015 BMW M5 Engine
The rear-wheel-drive 2015 BMW M5 is powered by a V8 4.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 560 horsepower (575 with Competition Package) and 502 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automated manual with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel is standard, while a six-speed conventional manual transmission is a no-cost option aimed at purists sports sedan. All M5s have a defeatable auto stop function and motor starting torque vectoring rear differential. In testing, a manual 2015 BMW M5 without the Competition Package hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
2015 BMW M5 Safety
The 2015 BMW M5 comes standard with antilock disc ventilated, traction control and stability, cornering brake control, brake fade compensation, automatic brake drying and the hill launch assist brakes. It also comes with front airbags, side airbags mounted in front seats, knee protection, side curtain airbags, active head restraints on front seats and BMW Assist emergency telematics system.
The carbon ceramic brakes are a separate option, as is a system of night vision camera capable of displaying oncoming animals, objects or people that are outside the scope of the headlights. In addition, the package of optional driver assistance last year has been renamed Plus driver assistance due to the addition of a collision mitigation system with pedestrian detection. In braking tests, an 2015 BMW M5 with standard brake installation took 111 feet to stop from 60 mph, impressive performance for a sedan of nearly 4,400 pounds.