Even the lightest touch on the accelerator is enough for the engine to show its colossal power. Five litre capacity and 373 kW (507 hp) produce a performance potential normally found only in motor racing. Maximum revs reach an impressive figure of 7,750 rpm, with the engine breathing powerfully through ten throttle valves. In combination with the double-Vanos camshaft control system it responds without hesitation. The high-performance electronics system with ion stream knock control enables the engine's potential to be fully exploited at high revs.
Combined fuel consumption: 14.7 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 352 g/km
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the "New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines", which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.