The future M5 model of the BMW will be more powerful than the current X5 M and X6 M, offering about 570 hp. It will be available also only with a twin-clutch transmission and seven steps. The new BMW M5 F10 will develop around 570 hp thanks to bi-turbo V8 engine with that is equipped. The engine has some common features with the unit fitted to the current X5 M and X6 M, but there are differences between these engines. Torque provided by this unit will be higher than that offered by the 5.0 liter V10 engine of M5 E60, the estimated value exceeding 670 Nm.
Next generation of BMW M5 will be available only with a twin-clutch transmission and seven steps, similar to that present on the BMW M3 and M5 E60 CSL. This transmission will provide a remarkably quickly time for changing the steps, with the comfort in traffic of a automatic transmission. High torque of the V8 bi-turbo propeller would have to compensate without any problems the absence of a manual transmission in the range M5 F10.
M5 E60′s V10 engine could get a higher revolution than the old V8, which was equipped M5 E39, but this was not entirely useful in everyday life, something that BMW engineers want to change. There is a possibility that the new BMW M5 to benefit a similar system with KERS. More specifically, an electric motor located somewhere in the transmission will collect kinetic energy developed from braking and will provide again at the touch of a button, providing an increase of power for a short period of time.