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BMW M5 F10 review (2012-2016) - the ultimate super saloon - MPG and running costs

Incredible performance matches ultimate luxury

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from £73,985
  • Blend of performance, dynamics and everyday usability
  • Lacks the raw intensity of the previous V10 model

MPG and running costs

Running a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 is never going to be cheap, but BMW claims a reasonable 28.5mpg on the combined cycle. On a motorway run that could just creep into the 30s, but the moment you stretch the car over an inviting stretch of road it could equally drop into the low teens. 

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An 80-litre fuel tank means real world range now tops 400 miles at a gentle cruise, which is a significant improvement over the previous model. 

Running costs mount up when it comes to consumables. Tyres come in the form of Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which are 265/35 at the front and 295/30 at the rear – expect to pay the best part of £1000 for a full set. The car is also in road tax band L, which means £485 a year thanks to its 231g/km of CO2.

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