What is the BMW M6? A more focused and sporty M5? A rival for Porsche’s 911? Or, perhaps a working man’s Aston Martin? In some ways it could be all of those things, but equally none of them.
The following interview with Jürgen Poggel, Head of Engine Development, BMW M GmbH is re-published from m-power.com.
Q: Mr Poggel, what were the greatest challenges in developing the V8 engine for the new BMW M5?
It’s launch time for BMW’s new M5, a car which delivers the oddly juxtaposed characteristics of more performance with more efficiency, and amidst the vault of images is this one which illustrates the F10 M5’s horsepower advantage (552 bhp) over its E60 predecessor (500 bhp).