In celebration of the sixth-generation BMW M5′s dramatic appearance in Mission Impossible: Fallout (coincidentally the sixth Mission Impossible film), let’s take a look at what makes the M5 the ideal stunt car. Considering Tom Cruise does his own stunts, he must’ve had a blast on set thanks to the ultimate driving machine.
1. Design to Die for
In the fast-paced world of action and Hollywood, first impressions count. And upon first glance, the M5 looks like a tour de force to be reckoned with. Every design aspect from the signature kidney grilles on the athletic front to the M twin tailpipes sitting below the subtle rear wing marks the M5 as a serious performance vehicle – one that cameras love to capture.
2. Speed & Substance
Like in previous Mission Impossible films, Ethan Hunt is in a race against time. We just know he’ll escape whatever bind he’s in because his getaway car is the M5, and it’s the fastest accelerating iteration yet. The M TwinPower Turbo V8 high-performance engine delivers 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, propelling Cruise from 0 to 100 kmh in just 3.4 seconds. That’s short, even for screen time.
3. Hot Handling
Pure speed in a straight line is sweet, but it means nothing if a car can’t handle its curves. Fortunately the M5 can take all the thrashing around an action film demands. It’s equipped with M xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive for optimum handling. Adding the M carbon ceramic brakes, carbon-fibre roof to cut weight and rear wing for aerodynamics, and you’ve got a superior-handling car that elegantly glides through any stunt. The M twin tail pipes producing intense engine acoustics is just the cherry on top.
4. Reputation & Reverence
BMW is one of the most famous and revered brands in the world of motorsports. A reputation that precedes itself is a handy thing to have for a blockbuster, as any big star looks right at home behind the wheel of a BMW. BMW has a carefully crafted image, one that appeared in canon films such as Glengarry Glen Ross, The Bourne Supremacy, various James Bond movies, and of course previous films in the Mission Impossible franchise.
5. Comfort & Class
BMW is a brand that refuses to compromise comfort and convenience in the pursuit of the ultimate performance vehicle. Even in action flicks, celebrities want to look and feel good behind the wheel, and the M5 delivers manifold. From the sleek leather upholstery to the intuitive infotainment system, the M5 is all about the driver. The M5 is one of the rare vehicles that’s equal parts sports car and business saloon, and dominates equally on the track as well as on your daily commute.
Bring a bit of cinematic excitement into your life with the all-new BMW M5. If you have any questions about the M5 or any of our lines, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Better yet, do something fun this afternoon and come in for a test drive.
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