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Rent the BMW M5 and discover why no other car on the market provides the performance, practicality, and purity of this sport sedan. With the German luxury arms race in full swing, the folks in Bavaria have not held back, proving that too much power isn’t such a bad thing after all, especially when its delivery and execution are flawless.
The soul of this mid-size sedan is a 4.4 liter twin turbocharged V-8 motor which puts out a stout 560hp and 500lb-ft of torque. With this much power at your disposal and a superb dual clutch transmission, 0-60 is achieved in a manufacturer rated 3.9 seconds, which is conservative by all measures.
However, power is half the equation with any M car. To be acknowledged as an M it must handle. With great steering feel and feedback, the M5 is the most confidence-inspiring vehicle in its class. It also helps that it is also the lightest with near 50/50 weight distribution to provide balance and neutrality.
The most surprising part is how this much capability is wrapped up in a 4-door package. If vehicles had to participate in a decathlon, the M5 would take the medal. It’s civility and luxury amenities are a blessing on long journeys, yet has the capability of tackling any back road. Could it be the perfect daily driver? Rent the BMW M5 and find out.
We recommend the BMW M5 on a variety of roads and occasions. Whether you need to journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles or just remain local, the car is capable of gulping up miles without hesitation even with passengers and their luggage.