As we’ve shown you in recent spy photos, BMW is currently conducting cold climate testing for its prototypes in Northern Sweden where the F10 M5 has made an unexpected appearance. At first glance, there’s nothing unique about this M5, but a quick peak underneath shows the big secret that it’s hiding – an all-wheel-drive drivetrain! The undercarriage photo shows a driveshaft at the front wheels.
Does this mean that the F10 M5 will see an AWD xDrive model in its lifetime? Skeptics would say unlikely … CONTINUED
After two years of waiting, the F10 M5 S63tu engine control has been unlocked to tuners of the BMW M5.
AMS Performance has finally released an Alpha tune for the F10 M5 and it will include:
* 100 horsepower gain over the factory power output
* True ECU reflash, balancing the critical parameters of the engine for safe operation
* Top speed limiter removal
* CEL removal
Here is another interview with new BMW M head, Fraciscus van Meel, by CAR, which provides us some more insight into the new M CEO’s philosophies and outlook on the M brand.
On whether there is a possibility of a BMW i8 M model:
‘I can see a marrying of BMW’s M and i brands, but I can’t see an i8M just now. There is a very close collaboration between M and i – we have an open-book policy, and each brand can look into the … CONTINUED
The auction for the last unsold 30th Anniversary BMW M5 took place on January 15 at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ. In the end, NASCAR team owner Mr. Rick Hendrick took home the car for $700,000. The money goes “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation of BMW history.
Mr. Hendrick is an avid car collector, owning over 200 cars in his North … CONTINUED
BMW M has a new boss, Franciscus van Meel, and he recently shared his first public statements with Auto Express on some topics regarding BMW M.
Van Meel, the former head of Audi Quattro GmbH, is of course well versed with all-wheel drive, and he seems to be favoring the use of all-wheel drive in future M5 and M6 models.
“If we continue the power increases in the future – especially regarding torque and also horsepower – then probably the next generation M5 and M6 … CONTINUED
Want a chance at owning one of only thirty “30 jahre M5″ (30 year anniversary M5 edition)? You can have your chance at the Barrett-Jackson auction taking place on January 15, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The BMW CCA Foundation has announced that they will be auctioning the last unsold 30 Jahre M5. Proceeds will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation … CONTINUED
Check out this most unique BMW M5 in Sepia Violet Individual paint.
Have a look at what the $10,000 Pure Metal Silver BMW Individual paint looks against Silverstone, a standard color on the BMW M5.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member sealionbeast for taking delivery of his very unique and special F10 M5 in Pure Metal Sliver!
Pure Metal Sliver is the most expensive paint available from BMW as it requires a very hands-on bespoke production method.
GM has just revealed the 2016 CTS-V, a clear competitor to the BMW M5. Here’s how the two compare on paper and in the styling department.
M5 Engine: 4.4L Twin Turbo V8
CTS-V Engine: 6.2L Supercharged V8 direct-injection
M5 Horsepower/Torque: 560-575 / 500
CTS-V Horsepower/Torque: 640 / 630
M5 0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds
CTS-V 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
M5 Transmission: Manual or DCT
CTS-V: 8 Speed auto with paddle shifters
M5 Weight: 4354 pounds
CTS-V Weight: 4145 pounds
BR-Performance claims to have cracked the Fxx generation of BMW ECU, resulting in some very impressive tuning numbers. Their latest results are from the F10 M5, which net a 200hp gain from the factory 560hp.
BMW M5 30 Year Anniversary Edition review by Autoblog.nl.
Fun photoshoot featuring most of the current BMW M coupe and sedan lineup.
The latest issue of Sport Auto was a smorgasbord for BMW enthusiasts. It contains this lengthy interview with outgiong BMW M boss Nitschke about the future of M, a M supercar, AWD, Hybrid and other topics.
Check out our translation inside.
Video feature documentary on Steve Dinan, his company and their 675hp S1 F10 M5.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member chris5150 for being just 1 of 30 owners of an F10 M5 30 Year Anniversary limited edition.
He shares his photos and first impressions with us inside.
Nice photoshoot featuring M4, M5 and M6.