We bring some news directly from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. We had an opportunity to chat with BMW M President Dr. Friedrich Nitschke earlier today at the show and contrary to earlier reports from BMW insider SCOTT26, Dr. Nitschke ruled out M versions of the current X3 or Z4 for the current generation.
When asked about a possible Z4M, Dr. Nitschke said: “In the current generation we won’t bring a Z4M, but for the successor we’re thinking about it.” Dr. Nitschke went on to say in regards to the X3M: “Also, with the current X3, we won’t bring an M version, but with the successor generation we’ll see.”
The F11 M5 Touring was also ruled out. Again, coming directly from Dr. Nitschke: “with the current M5 we … CONTINUED
The BMW M550d xDrive, one of the first offering in BMW’s new M Performance vehicle lineup is making its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, together with the X6 M50d. Both vehicles, together with the F11 touring M550d and X5 M50d, will be launched into the market in just a few weeks. The M550d sedan has been receiving rave reviews from the automotive press who have tested the vehicle.
The M550d sedan and touring feature the following specs:
- Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, aluminium crankcase, three turbochargers (high-pressure, with variable turbine geometry), common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, maximum injection pressure: 2,200 bar.
- Displacement: 2,993 cc,
- Output: 280 kW/381 hp at 4,000 – 4,400 rpm,
- Max. torque: 740 Nm (546 … CONTINUED
One of the BMWs Hamann has trotted out to showcase at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is their new M5 F10.
While we can’t say that it’s an improvement exterior-wise, there’s certainly no lack add of aero parts for the Hamman F10 M5 cosmetic program as one can see from the photos below. The suspension is lowered by 30mm on Hamann springs and this M5 sits on Unique Forged II wheels (21×9.5F 21x12R + 265/30 ZR and 325/25 ZR tires).
As for power upgrades, Hamann’s custom exhaust system and an ECU tune bumps the M5′s power to 720hp and an incredible 900Nm (664 lb/ft) of torque.
We’ll bring you live pics and more details tomorrow from the auto show.
The AC Schnitzer F10 M5 has made its public debut today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. We bring you live photos. See inside for all the photos and details.
Here is the full Canadian F10 M5 Product Guide and Planning Bulletin. There are no prices listed yet, but the full set of options, packages, and configurations are revealed for Canada.
Why has BMW Canada released this guide before BMW USA? Canada is actually receiving the F10 M5 before the US, with a certain limited allocations of 2012 model year M5s available (March 2012 build for April delivery).
The 2012 M5 deliveries keep rolling into M5POST as a lucky UK member has just brought his Azurite Black Individual F10 M5 home!
F10 M5 owners don’t seem to be at a lack of words when it comes to describing the euphoria of experiencing the new M5 for the first time as an owner, so check out the review inside.
BMW Australia recently had its 2012 M5 F10 press launch (although one of our Australian members has already taken delivery delivery) and have released this video showing some track footage from the event.
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