We now have our first Singapore Grey F10 M5 delivery! The car went to lucky M5POST member Aussie F10M. As with all our other new M5 owners so far, he’s hardly able to contain his gushing, but that seems to be the trend with most everyone who experiences the 2012 BMW M5.
Aussie F10M has been kind enough to share his experience so far as well as some photos of his new baby, so please read on inside.
AC Schnitzer has revealed its ACS5 M5 Tuning Package ahead of its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow next week. The ACS5 package features both cosmetic and performance enhancements.
The F10 M5’s already potent S63Tu motor receives a power increase (via ECU tune) to 620hp / 790Nm (582lb-ft) torque. The growl coming from the M5 is enhanced via the AC Schnitzer twin sports silencer with valve control, with its chrome tailpipes.
The M5 is lowered on AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit and wheel options are the Type VIII racing and forged alloy rims in 21 inch, Type V forged alloy wheels in 20 inch and Type IV BiColor rims in the same size.
The ACS5 is covered in a matte blue color they call “Magic Blue” and extra bodywork … CONTINUED
The 2012 M6 coupe and convertible were recently announced and revealed by BMW, but this is the first live public look yet at the M6 coupe in production guise. Even while parked, the M6 and its very aggressive bodywork looks fast!
G-POWER officially announces the full details and specs on its F10 M5 Bi-Tronik III package for the 2012+ BMW M5. Here’s the skinny on the M5 Bi-Tronik III:
640hp (+80hp over factory M5)
573lb-ft torque (+72 over factory M5)
0-100kmh (62mph) in 3.9 seconds
VMAX removed to up top speed to 315kmh / 195mph
Stainless steel sport rear muffler with “Deeptone” technology (4 x 100 mm tailpipes)
G-Power carbon ceramic braking system (up to 396 mm discs)
21″ Forged Silverstone RS and Silverstone Clubsport wheels (3 piece)
265/30 and 305/25 ZR rated tires
Perhaps the 3 Series GT (F34) has sportier intentions than most would expect. If the retractable spoiler spotted on this F34 prototype for the first time is any indication, BMW expects the 3 Series GT to be driven with plenty of gusto and not relegated to only people and cargo hauling.
As seen clearly in the photos below, the spoiler is retractable and not fixed. When the spoiler is deployed, we can see the trunk cutout for it to slot into when retracted. Like other cars with retractable spoilers (i.e. Mini coupe/roadster, Porsches), expect the GT’s spoiler to deploy at higher speeds to increase downforce. Besides its functional purpose, the spoiler certainly also adds some sportiness to the aesthetics of the GT’s rear.
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Exclusive new Limited Edition BMW M3 Coupé and Convertible models are coming to the UK from March this year. These special interpretations of the legendary high-performance 3 Series are available in a strictly limited, and suitably patriotic, colour palette of Imola Red, Mineral White or Santorini Blue.
Just 500 of these models will be built (Coupé and Convertible combined), each one featuring an edition designation laser cut into the trim inlay on the dashboard. Mechanically, the Limited Edition 500 is unchanged over the M3 in technical specification, using the acclaimed 420hp V8 engine, M-specific chassis with either six-speed manual or seven-speed M DCT transmission.
The three striking exterior colours of the BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 are complemented by the characteristic M-car signature details of the kidney grille … CONTINUED
The design process enjoys a high profile at the BMW Group. Ideas and visions for the future of mobility are proffered by the company as a whole before being turned into reality within a clearly structured framework. To this end, the Group has established a highly circumspect process aimed at achieving outstanding collaboration among all those involved. The ultimate goal is to create emotional products that hold an enduring fascination.
From initial concept to design to finished model.
The product development process for a new model extends over a period of some five years and is divided into three phases. It starts with the company commissioning a design for a new automobile. Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, and his interdisciplinary team jointly draw up … CONTINUED
Over the years, the styling of BMW cars has produced a host of design icons which have become synonymous with the brand as a whole and, in some cases, signature features of individual models. Collectively, these iconic elements have helped shape the identity of the brand and its cars.
A kidney-shaped radiator grille and twin circular headlights