In this video, race car driver Scott Pruett and BMW Product & Technology Communications Manager Matt Russell explain the BMW M Electronic Damper Control (EDC) system and how the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ suspension settings make a difference in the F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6.
Although the M5 and M6 use an M tuned version of the BMW EDC, here is a general summary of EDC technology from BMW:
Electronic Damper Control (EDC) automatically or manually adjusts each damper to suit the driving conditions meaning you enjoy outstanding comfort along with the best in BMW on-road safety. EDC reduces variations in wheel load, ensures tyres have excellent traction and counteracts bodyshell movement regardless of the weight your automobile may be carrying or the state of the road’s … CONTINUED
For the past week, the BMW Performance Center offered a BMW Performance Driving School event at the legendary Lime Rock Park, featuring the all new F10 M5, the E92 M3 coupe and the 1M coupe.
An M5POST member was in attendance and shares with us his experience, photos and a video.
The Festivals of Speed 2012, a self described Florida automotive and luxury lifestyle showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation, recently took place in Miami.
Velos Designwerks was in attendance displaying their F10 M5 and F13 M6 convertible. They have brought us an impressive set of photos from the event. Check it out inside.
Here’s a fun matchup. Watch as the BMW F10 M5 drags against the Tesla Model S to 100MPH. Here are their specs on paper:
Tesla Model S – 443 lb-ft torque @ 0-5100rpm, RWD, 0-60mph 4.4s (factory quoted), 4,647 lbs
F10 M5 – 502 lb-ft torque @ 1500-6560rpm, RWD, 0-62mph 4.4s (factory quoted), 4,288 lbs
The race is a close one and many variables shift the advantage to the Tesla S in such a race. For one, the race is only to 100MPH. Although the Tesla is heavier, it gets full torque to the wheels instantly. You can see the M5 catching up and about to pass at the 100MPH mark, resulting in it winning 1 of the 3 races. If this … CONTINUED
Taking after the Nurburgring M5 Ring Taxi, the Norwegian track Rudskogen has also purchased and prepped a 2013 F10 M5 to serve as its official track car. First modifications have been made to the interior – in the form of a rollcage and Recaro seats all around.
Next up will be the brakes and suspension.
Studie AG has also gotten their hands on the F10 M5 and begun work fitting multiple wheels and parts onto their project M5.
The car has been lowered on KW Clubsport suspension and test fitted with 20″ Advan Racing GT, 21″ Advan AVS Model F15, 21″ AC Schnitzer Type VIII, and the full AC Schnitzer aero kit.
Great news for those M5 and M6 owners affected by the faulty oil pump recall. Less than two weeks after the recall was announced, the first oil pump replacements are underway and completed. The first M5POST member has just shared that his replacement pump is in and his M6 already on its way back to him.
EAS has dynoed a 2013 M6 DCT coupe. The M6 with its S63Tu motor is rated from the factory at 560hp / 502 lb-ft torque. This particular M6 put down a max 503hp / 488lb-ft torque (SAE) at the rear wheels. This was achieved on regular 91 octane pump gas and a Dynojet 224xLC.
There are still slots open for free dynos, so check inside if you are from the SoCal area and would like to run your F10 M5 or F12/F13 M6 on the dyno.
Check out this major update to the 2013 M5 (F10) project car by IND. It now features the world’s first carbon fiber roof fitted onto the F10 M5, 20″ BBS FI wheels, KW Clubsport coilovers, carbon fiber Recaro seats, GruppeM air intake system, and 3D Design aero kit, and Full Eisenmann center pipes + rear exhaust installed.
Look for the IND M5 to make its debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month.