11. Company car drivers will pay tax based on its 241 g/km CO2 emissions.
12. Spot the new car for its redesigned front bumper with enlarged air ducts at the front, and new diffuser at the back.
13. For the first time on an M5 the roof is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic to save weight.
14. The front wings and bonnet are aluminium.
15. It is taller, wider and longer than the last M5.
16. Despite being four-wheel drive, it weighs slightly less than its predecessor.
17. The latest M5 colour is an intense blue called Marina Bay metallic. Also available are matt colours.
18. M multifunctional seats with more lateral support are now standard and complete with illuminated M5 logos.
19. The new M5 gets a new red start button.
20. There are two more new red buttons on the multifunctional steering wheel: marked M1 and M2, they control the driving settings, including xDrive and DSC stability control.
21. The running gear is a heavily revised and strengthened version of what went before, with handling being tuned at BMW’s Miramas test track in France and the Nürburgring.
22. M-specific variable damper control offers three driving modes: Comfort, Sport, SportPlus, with the same settings available for the M Servotronic steering.
23. The intelligent, torque-sharing xDrive all-wheel-drive system only brings the front wheels into play if the rears lose adhesion.
24. The most dynamic drive setting disables both the xDrive and the DSC stability system for, in BMW’s words, “track use only by experienced drivers”.