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Hamann, by trade a top-class tuning specialist for BMW vehicles, is crowning its tuning suite for this brand with its latest creation. It is daring to touch the top model amongst the Bavarian saloons, namely the M5.
The high-revving 5 litre V10 with 507 bhp and 520 Nm is not allowed to show off the full effects of its power in the series version. But just how fast might the M5 be able to race? Hamann supplies the answer: 327 km/h, which is achieved solely by means of Vmax override. For those who are not satisfied with this and who desire even more power, Hamann offers now a solution. The Laupheim-based tuner provides the M5 with a sports-kit composed of high-performance headers, sports metal catalysts, a engine map optimisation and a Vmax-override. The 10-cylinder engine then produces lordly 603 hp and 574 Nm.
Hamann adorns the exterior of the M5 with aerodynamic components. For example, a front spoiler, which is attached to the standard front spoiler, helps to create greater downforce. Alternatively, this can also be achieved by a new, sportier front spoiler, whose built-in ellipsoid fog lights lend the “face” of the BMW more character. The sides of the M5 are edged with subtle side sills, which make the saloon appear even more powerful. Characterised by a diffusor the Hamann rear panel with cut-out for the Hamann 4-pipe-rear silencer teem with sportiness. The roof is crowned by a roof spoiler, which also helps to ensure that the M5 remains firmly on the road at high speeds. Further downforce is generated by the rear spoiler that is harmoniously integrated into the vehicle contours. More dynamic than the standard-fitted mirrors are the sports mirrors offered by Hamann for all left-hand drive cars, which are electrically adjustable and heated, and optionally also electrically folding. All parts, except the front apron, Hamann offers also in carbon-kevlar.
Four stainless steel tailpipes, each with a 76 mm diameter, are a sign of the Hamann 4-pipe sports rear silencer. Its sound – which is enough to give you goosebumps – emphasizes the sheer power of this saloon. But beware – the risk of acoustic addiction is extremely high!
A suspension lowering kit with progressive-action suspension springs is used for lowering the body. This brings the Hamann-M5 30 mm closer to the tarmac at the front and 25 mm lower at the rear. Anyone who paid attention during physics can imagine just what is required to slow down a vehicle travelling at high speed. The Hamann engineers have certainly done their homework and have given the BMW a sports braking system on the front axle.
It is composed of 2 slotted and inside-vented brake discs, 380 mm in diameter and 34 mm thick, 2 Hamann eight-piston fixed calliper brakes in red (other colours are of course available on request), special brake pads, flexible steel brake pipes and adaptors, plus the complete fastening hardware. Fitted with braking equipment such as this, nothing stands in the way of pushing the dial on the speedometer past the 250 km/h mark.