The 2011 LA Autoshow press days kicked off today and while the headline of BMW’s display here are the North American debuts of the BMW i8 and BMW i3 (press conference to come later this afternoon), the F10 M5 is also making its public premiere in North America.
To mark the debut, BMW is showing a stunning Frozen Silver F10 M5, the first time that this factory offered BMW Individual color has been seen on the F10 M5!
Frozen silver is among the range of BMW Individual … CONTINUED
The new M5 Saloon will be available in the UK in November 2011, priced at £73,040 on-the-road.
For more than 25 years the BMW M5 Saloon has defined the high-performance saloon segment, in the process becoming the most successful car of its type in the world. Now a new fifth-generation model raises the concept of the premium executive saloon combining track-car dynamics and supreme touring comfort to an even higher level.
It features the most potent engine ever devised by BMW’s high-performance M division, here making its world … CONTINUED
There are some things you can’t get enough of, and seeing the new BMW F10 M5 in motion surely is among them. BMW UK has just released a new video showing a Black Sapphire Metallic F10 M5 playing in the countryside on some twisties. As an upscale executive sedan, black works really well on the new M5 and it will likely be one of the most popular colors.
The 2012 M5 will be available in Europe later this month, while US customers will have to wait until … CONTINUED
The F10 M5 is powered by the lethal BMW bi-turbo V8 S63Tu motor outputting 560hp and 501 lb-ft torque. The specs signal that new M5 is good for some fast top speed runs, but how fast? This video demonstrates how quickly the F10 M5 achieves 196 MPH (315 kmh) – in just under an impressive minute.
This model is obviously top speed unlimited as the regular top speed of the F10 M5 is 250kmh (155mph) and 305kmh (189mph) with M Drivers Package.
Here’s a few beautiful wallpapers featuring the 2012 BMW M5 (F10) at the hands of Top Gear’s Stig and James May, as well as some nice images featuring previous generation M5s.
The full F10 M5 review by James May can also be found inside.
Here’s another account posted by one of our members of the BMW M Power experience featuring the 2012 F10 M5 being held currently at the Ascari track and a resort in Spain.
Eugene provides his opinion on the F10 M5 driving experience versus the E90/E92 M3. He’s also posted some photos as well as some video from the entire experience. Check it out inside.
BMW has a habit of underrating their cars’ official power and performance figures. This trend continues with the F10 M5 which is officially listed as achieving 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, but has now been tested by Car and Driver as hitting 60mph in just 3.7 seconds! It also covers the quarter mile in 12.0 seconds at 122mph [from the C&D December 2011 issue].
Compare this to the 2009 E63 AMG, with which C&D achieved a 0-60mph of 4.0 seconds and quarter mile of 12.5 seconds at 115mph. … CONTINUED
Bimmerpost member stealth.pilot provides this great report from his time spent with the F10 M5 at the BMW M Power Experience in Spain. He provides a breakdown of his likes and dislikes about the new 2012 M5, as well as a set of photos from the event.
Albert Biermann, the Head of Product Development for BMW M Division, spoke recently in an interview about some hot F10 M5 topics.
First, Mr. Biermann finally puts to rest the speculation of a potential all-wheel-drive model for the F10 M5, which he says is a no-go for the F10 model, but leaving open the possibility for future M models.
He then discussed manual transmission for the F10 M5, confirming that it is coming to the US next year, but also hinting that manual transmission will eventually not be … CONTINUED
This is my own first personal experience watching a review by Totalcar, but I have to say I loved it. The location, video footage and general hoonery is very Top Gear like. The presenter really hits on all the important themes and answered alot of my own questions about the M5 while having fun at the same time. By the end of the video, you can tell this car has really grown on the presenter and I think that says it all
The first reviews of the all-new 2012 BMW M5 have been full of praise (click here for an overview). Yet, some enthusiasts continue to pine for one thing – a manual transmission option. As reported before (and confirmed by an earlier set of spyshots), BMW will again offer a manual transmission for the new M5, likely for the US market only.
This new photo of the interior of a manual M5 unveils some subtle differences in the center console. The shifter itself seems to be fairly short … CONTINUED
It’s been several months since we last discussed the topic of an all wheel drive M5. The last update we posted was news from Autocar claiming that an AWD version of the M5 had been approved.
Speaking at the new M5′s press launch in Spain, the F10 M5′s project leader, Max Ahme, touched on this subject. Although he did not confirm the approval of a AWD M5 already, he did let on about its very real possibility.
As M cars’ power figures continue to climb generation after generation … CONTINUED
Here is the first sighting of a production F10 M5 in Singapore Gray, looking great with a Sakhir Orange interior. Despite all the different colors of F10 M5 prototypes we spied, this is the first look ever at the 2012 M5 in Singapore Grey. Singapore Gray is among the standard factory F10 M5 colors, the full list which are listed below.
Black Sapphire Metallic
Here’s a preview of an upcoming Top Gear magazine feature where James May with the help of The Stig thrashes the F10 M5 thoroughly, while comparing it to its top competition – the E63 AMG sedan. Check out some preview words and some Stig driving footage inside.
Autocar is the first to come in with a direct head to head comparison of the F10 M5 against its competitors, in this case the E63 AMG and the Jaguar XF-R. They make their pick, although for very specific reasons which may not matter to those looking to make a decision for a daily driver. See the review inside.
The rumored F11 M5 is previewed by rendering artist Theopilus Chin.
The first drive acclaims for the 2012 M5 continue as Motor Trend posts their first take on the F10 M5. Calling it improved with age, like a bottle of fine wine, Motor Trend believes that the F10 M5 is better than the E60 M5 in every way. How’s that? See some excerpts inside.
EVO Magazine’s Chris Harris’ video review of the BMW F10 M5 has now been posted, following his initial print review.
After his initial drive, Harris called the 2012 BMW M5 “mostly awe-inspiring” and said that there is no other powertrain like this in a series production car. He called the F10 M5′s performance outrageous and gave it a full 5 star rating.
In this video, Harris posts and addresses the following main questions:
- Has it got any range (fuel)?
- Has it got torque?
- Can you not … CONTINUED