Speed and flexibility make BMW’s M5 the world’s most potent performance sedan. BMW has just revealed authorized information on the 2007 M5, which secures a number of fresh features for the 2007 model year. The car will be offered with an optional six-speed manual transmission, a tire pressure monitor to alert the driver to loss of tire pressure, and a Real Time Traffic Information system. In the previous M5, 6-speed manual option is controlled by a stylish shift knob with illuminated pattern and M logo.
A dual-mass, hydraulically damped flywheel between engine and clutch is specially tuned to the 10-cylinder engine’s power pulses. The primary clutch plate is made of forged steel for high strength. The clutch too is self-adjusting, maintaining consistent pedal forces over the life of the clutch. Learning the M5’s nuances, the ins and outs of its various systems and its ridiculous number of adjustments, is a serious task. And it comes with a serious price. A new base price of $83,195 includes destination and handling charge. However the 6-speed manual transmission will be available as a no-extra-charge option.