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The BMW M5 is a ferocious family car (pictures)

The amazing-sounding 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 in the BMW M5 is at the heart of one hell of a car.

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Drew Stearne

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560 bhp lurk beneath the surface.
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The extra M lets you know you're in for a good time.
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M provide a nice middle ground between AMG and RS cars.
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The engine noise is one of the highlights of the M5.
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The M badge is all over this car, reminding you of what you're driving.
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Really, though, you will rarely be disappointed by any car with this badge.
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The M button puts you in Sport mode.
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The new design isn't much altered.
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M2 indicates Sport+ Mode.
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These kinds of roads might not be the safest but definitely some of the most fun to drive on.
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0-62 mph is achieved in 4.4 seconds.
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The car can be driven like a much more sedate car, but why would you?
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The new engine ups the power over its predecessor significantly.
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Some BMW design cues will never, ever change.
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If you're interested in ferrying your family around at breakneck speeds, this car is worth considering.
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Although this will challenge pretty much anything else on the roads it doesn't scream that it's supercar quick.
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M badges everywhere.

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