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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan

525i 4dr Sdn RWD

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2006 BMW M5

Source: The Car Connection

The BMW M5 is ready to storm autobahns and interstates alike, and this time it has the most cylinders of any roadgoing 5-Series ever.

The new super saloon is the fastest roadgoing BMW ever, too, thanks to its V-10 engine, which has a maximum output of 507 hp and a peak torque of 383 lb-ft. With those numbers, it's also the most powerful BMW, too.

With this torque and power the M5 enters the grey area between a car for everyday use and a race car. BMW has used that formula uses for its other M models to speedy results, and here the new M5 is no exception. The sport sedan should be able to do the sprint from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds, while 155 mph is the electronically limited top speed. BMW says that without a limiter, the M5 should be able to reach 205 mph.

Hooded for your protection

The V-10 engine is utterly unlike anything else BMW offers today. The 90-degree V-10 has Bi-Vanos variable valve timing and reaches its redline at 8250 rpm. Each cylinder has its own throttle, a feature typical for racing cars. Throttle control is fully electronic and specific for each cylinder bank.

This engine is the first of its kind to reach such high revs in a production car. Compared to the eight-cylinder installed in the last M5, performance has been boosted by more than 25 percent. The new M5 passes the magical 100 hp per liter of engine displacement hurdle with ease. The exhaust system is made of seamless stainless steel and ends in four tailpipes, a special feature of the M vehicles.

Teamed to the V-10 is the seven-speed SMG gearbox, which makes BMW the first car manufacturer to use a seven-speed sequential transmission. This is an updated version of the six-speed transmission in the old M5. The seventh gear should reduce engine speed and torque gaps, with the new SMG gearbox changing gears 20 percent faster than before. Furthermore, the driver can choose from eleven options of the SMG's Drivelogic function. For instance, six of them can be pre-selected in the sequential mode (S mode). The spectrum ranges from dynamic to very sporty. In this S mode, shifting is always manually done. The driver can also activate Launch Control function, in which the SMG Drivelogic shifts gears a faction of a moment before the maximum engine speed is reached. The gearbox opens the clutch for a split second to prevent the M5 from swaying out of control should excessive drag torque reach the driven (rear) wheels.

Brainy beast

The new M5 is equipped with a slew of new technology. One of them is the most powerful CPU for any engine management system in the car industry worldwide. 
BMW tested its M5 at great length on the N'ring in Germany. The suspension of the 5-Series has not been lowered, but been specially tuned for the M5. The M5 has a variable, torque-sensing differential lock that provides stability and optimal traction, especially during acceleration out of bends.

BMW also developed a new generation of DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) for the M5.
BMW has applied a reduced-performance mode to the car, under which the engine will deliver 400 hp. On demand - by pushing the Power button - all 507 hp will be available. High-performance brakes provide maximum stopping power. Deceleration from 62 mph to 0 is claimed at 118 feet and from 124 mph less than 459 feet.

The fast BMW can be recognized not only by its four tailpipes, but also by the modified front and rear bumper spoilers and the more prominent wheel arches.  Furthermore the M differs from the standard 5-Series with new rearview mirrors and special wheels.

The M5 comes with leather seats in three different colors, or, as an option, with a full leather interior. A special instrument cluster, an optional M-specific head-up display, a different steering wheel, and a redesigned center console are the other differences.

When the M5 will reach the BMW showrooms is not known yet, nor is the price.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Opt
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance 4 Years/50,000 Miles

BMW Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Every Certified Pre-Owned BMW comes with a protection plan designed to give you the ultimate peace-of-mind.

All Certified Pre-Owned BMW vehicles are exceptional, as are our two tiers of certification:
BMW Certified Pre-Owned
Covers you for 2 years/50,000 miles1 after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 6 years/100,000 miles1. This includes 24/7 Roadside Assistance and BMW AssistTM Emergency Call, which includes automatic collision notification, and TeleService.
BMW Certified Pre-Owned Elite
These are newer model year, lower mileage (more than 300 miles but less than 15,001 miles) vehicles. This warranty covers you for 1 year/25,000 miles1 after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty or for a total of 5 years/75,000 miles1. This includes 5 years of 24/7 Roadside Assistance and BMW AssistTM Emergency Call, which includes automatic collision notification, and TeleService.

Vehicles must pass a rigorous pre-certification inspection conducted by BMW certified technicians.

For complete program details, visit cpo.bmwusa.com.

1whichever comes first
Age/Mileage Eligibility 5 years / 60,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection View & Download the BMW Certified Pre-Owned Inspection Checklist
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $50

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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