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2012 BMW DTM driver Augusto Farfus Jr. takes a group of ragdolls (aka passengers) around in the F10 M5 as he demonstrates both the new M5′s power and handling, as well as his professional racing skills. Check out the video inside.

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Since its recent European market introduction, many a M5 fan has been waiting to see the tuning potential of the new F10 M5 and its beefy 560hp bi-turbo S63Tu engine. The first F10 M5 ECU tune has now been released, by the German tuning company, PP-Performance.

They were recently able to crack the factory ECU and their Stage 1 tune added:

Gains: +60hp and +70Nm (51lb-ft) torque
New total output: 620 HP / 750Nm (553lb-ft) torque

The price for the stage 1 tune has been set at 3,499 € (euros). … CONTINUED

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On display at the 2012 Qatar Motor Show is the very first BMW F10 M5 in Melbourne Red. Melbourne Red isn’t offered as a standard color on the F10 M5 so this is a BMW Individual product.

It’s being shown with matt aluminum window which is part of the “Individual exterior line” no-cost option for the M5 F10.

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Sometimes it’s mad fun (and great sounding) to rip off some revs in your BMW in enclosed spaces such as tunnels or underground garage. So how would the 560hp F10 M5 MotoGP Safety Car with its Akrapovic exhaust system sound in the BMW Welt? As you can see in the video inside, pretty damn awesome!

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Seen here is the very first 2012 M5 (F10) to hit the Turkish market, on display at a BMW dealer. What does it cost to take home this bad boy in Turkey? Only 277,018 euros, or a measley $358,267!

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German magazine Autozeitung has pitted the new BMW M5 (F10) against its bigger cousin. The F10 M5 is powered the S63Tu, an improved version of the BMW X6M’s S63 engine. Given the S63Tu’s enhancements over the S63 and the F10 M5′s lighter weight, the M5 winning in all categories and placing in 1st is certainly not surprising.

What is interesting however is to see more real world F10 M5 performance test results.

They were able to get the F10 M5 from 0-100km/h (62mph) in 4.2 seconds and from … CONTINUED

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We spent some time at the 2012 Detroit NAIAS with Matt Russell, M Brand Manager for BMW North America. Matt is a BMW enthusiast like us and is a BIMMERPOST member himself. We asked Matt some current hot M related topics and he was able to share the following.

BMW 1M COUPE

What were the final production numbers for the US 1M?
740 units. The very first one imported was the Valencia Orange 1M Pace Car which debuted at the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona.

Matt further expanded … CONTINUED

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A BIMMERPOST / 5POST member was able to sneak a peek at his almost-delivered F10 M5 yesterday. His car was at the dealer pending homologation into Singapore due to it being among the first batch of production F10 M5s. This is the very first frozen gray F10 M5 we have seen, and it will no doubt look even better under proper lighting and picture quality. Writeup and proper photo shoot to come next week, so stay tuned!

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A notice sent from BMWNA M Brand Manager, United States, Matt Russell to all BMW dealers gives some light on some more launch info for the F10 M5 into the US market. Some of this is new info and some were previously confirmed.

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Pricing, official Dealer Bulletin, product brochures, and Ordering Guide will be released concurrent to the New York International Auto Show in the first week of April.
Start of Production will match other MY13 5 Series … CONTINUED

First BMW F10 M5 Crash =(

01/18/2012 at 10:00 AM
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We’re not sure why we’re compelled to report the first crashes for each new BMW model, but perhaps it’s to serve as a warning to all our members to always drive with caution, and/or maybe its just a bit of a rubber-necker syndrome.

The first reported F10 M5 crash has unfortunately just occurred today. This M5 is on its way to the BMW dealer at The Hague (BMW Den Haag) for assessment and repairs.

Upon first glance, it appears that only the front end and bumper were damaged, … CONTINUED

BMW F10 M5 Launches in Singapore

01/16/2012 at 4:15 PM
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The F10 M5 has officially launched to the Singapore market and BMW held a launch event to mark the occasion. Our members in attendance brings us a few photos from the event, which featured appropriately, a Singapore Grey M5.

Also a neat video of the F10 M5′s S63tu engine’s cams in action, the DCT transmission, and the M5′s suspension/brakes.

A Very Blue BMW M5 Photoshoot

01/13/2012 at 12:30 PM
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Here is a “Very Blue” BMW F10 M5 professional photoshoot by the always talented and forum member TOMiRRi. Monte Carlo Blue is the official marketing color for the F10 M5 and we have never seen it looking better than in these photos. The desaturated setting in these photos really focuses the viewer on the vibrant and eye catching Monte Carlo Blue M5.

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The F10 M5 just recently hit the European market and won’t be released in the US until around September 2012, but as with most M cars, the aftermarket for new models from M seem to develop very quickly.

Kelleners Sport has just announced its fully adjustable coilover suspension kit for the newly released BMW M5 (F10).

The Kelleners F10 M5 coilovers feature separate and independently adjustable rebound and compression damping, allowing for tailored uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping … CONTINUED

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Here’s our coverage on the 2013 F10 M5 on display at the 2012 Detroit NAIAS.

BMW confirmed to us today that the 2013 F10 M5 (no 2012 model will be available in the US) will begin production for the US market in July 2012, with deliveries taking place a couple of months after that. No word on pricing yet which will be announced closer to the US market launch.

It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual transmission (now officially official, per the … CONTINUED

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Ben Barry at CAR magazine was apparently on Santa’s good-boys list as he’s currently driving a F10 M5 long term tester. And although he’s only had a few hundred miles behind the seat of this new M5, that’s more than nearly anyone else who’s not a BMW employee. So what’s Ben got to say about the M5 so far? Let’s have a look.

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The new BMW M5 (F10) boasts 560hp, so it’s no wonder there have been many high/top speed run videos involving BMW M’s newest model. Here’s yet another high speed run in the F10 M5, up to 270 km/h.

Past videos have run to higher speeds (300 km/h video and 315 km/h video), but this is still fun to see.

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The BMW F10 M5 has arrived! In a member’s driveway that is. Congrats to Chris as the proud new owner of a beautiful Silverstone II F10 M5, the very first delivery on BIMMERPOST / 5POST. The silver beast will join an already impressive garage which boasts the M3 GTS and 1M Coupe.

Chris shares his owner’s impression with us inside, along with some great comparisons to the M3 GTS and 1M. And of course no delivery announcement is complete without photos, so there’s … CONTINUED

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Site member Advevo, who has extensive professional racing experience, shares his F10 M5 test drive and review with us. Click through for his thoughts on the M5 experience and great driving footage with some great M5 hoonage.