On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown. The battle begins in California’s Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best.
As the BMW european deliveries for the 2013 M5 (F10) continue, so do the journals from our M5POST members.
This great photo journal from hsiaochinsan covers the 5 days of his trip, with a special visit to the BMW M Studio at the M headquarters in Garching, Germany.
Check out the full set of photos inside.
Read on as M5POST member RPiM5 shares his full 2013 F10 M5 European Delivery review with us – pre and post-break in and more.
Velos Designwerks video announcing their F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 Stage 1 Performance Software Tune (for the S63Tu engine). Initial power gain estimates for the Stage 1 tune is roughly 73 hp and 80 lb ft of torque.
The 2013 F10 M5 with its 4.4L V8 S63Tu turbo engine has previously been shown to be underrated from the factory, which is BMW’s habit with its official quote power figures.
The latest results showing this come from iND who have just begun performance testing on their F10 M5. The result was 527 RWHP (rear wheel horsepower) on a totally stock F10 M5 running on pump gas and dyno’d on a dynojet. This represents just a 6% drivetrain loss.
The M5′s S63tu V8 runs a higher … CONTINUED
In case you missed it in the large photo set from our first F10 M5 european delivery day thread, here are the first looks at a one-off F10 M5 Polizei car by BMW.
Based on the US spec F10 M5, this M5 police car is a show car only and not intended for actual police use. It will be on display at the Welt until Thursday.
BMW does make several models available for the police (including 3 series, 5 series and X5), as well as security vehicles.
See BMW … CONTINUED
Saturday, September 1 marked the first BMW european delivery date for the 2013 M5 (F10) and it was an epic one. We can’t recall another more anticipated european delivery date for a single model than this.
24 F10 M5s were delivered on Saturday – 22 of them to M5POST members (list), totaling 13,000+ horsepowers And that’s just in one day! The rest of the week and beyond will see more and more lucky owners meeting their new M5s for the first time.
We were on hand to greet … CONTINUED
DRIVE looks back at the generations of the 2013 F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 and examine the new body-control technologies that manage its weight, and help them perform like smaller, lighter cars.
iND has started on its first F10 M5 portfolio project car, for their client, Tom. Per iND:
Perhaps the effect will wear off in time, but for now seeing an F10 M5 in the flesh feels like peering into a toy store. For our client Tom, who has already brought several of his cars to us for some special touches, even a stock twin-turbo super sedan cannot be left untouched. Tom has been an ardent BMW enthusiast since medical school, jumping right into the fray with … CONTINUED
This will be a grand week for many M5POST members as tomorrow (September 1) kicks off european deliveries for the 2013 BMW M5 (F10).
The very first day will see the largest batch of owners – with 22 confirmed M5POST members taking deliveries of their F10 M5. We will be on hand to cover the momentous day, as well as BMW media.
Congrats in advance to all the owners!
The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.
Check out the massive set of photos inside.
Autocar India conducts its annual Autocar Trackday 2012, pitting India’s 11 best driver’s cars against each other at the hands of Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
Three BMWs were included in the competition, including the 2013 F10 M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe. See the results inside.
The segment for each car starts at:
F30 328i – 5:57min
640d Coupe – 7:36min
F10 M5 – 9:54min
F30 328i – 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe – 2:1.9
F10 M5 – 1:57.1
Here’s how the 328i, 640d, and M5 … CONTINUED
The summer season always brings BMW enthusiasts together and this past weekend saw yet another meet and greet gathering BMW fans and owners in the hotbed of BMW and M enthusiasm – Southern California.
Steve Thomas BMW hosted its BMW and MINI meet at its location in Camarillo, California. Check out some of the great rides in attendance, which at one point reached nearly 200 cars and over 300 people.
In addition to the great comparison review between his new 2013 F10 M5 and F10 550i, M5POST member kamichael now shares with us a great set of comparison pics between the M5 and 550i. See inside.
Many of our M5POST members took delivery of their brand new M5 beasts this weekend and one of them – a former F10 550i owner gives us his initial impressions of the M5 against the 550i, in particular the steering and ride comfort (suspension) settings.
Watch championship-winning racer Scott Pruett in the 2013 BMW M5 Sedan as the tires, brakes, chassis, and powertrain work together to give him the ultimate grip, speed, and control of the 2013 BMW F10 M5 at Laguna Seca.
Here are multiple angles to observe the precise steering and consistent placement of the aluminum-intensive, multi-link rear suspension of the new M5.
Congrats to M5POST member Ilfan for being our very first U.S. F10 M5 owner !!! He just took delivery of an Alpine White 2013 M5 with Sakhir Orange interior in New Jersey. The 2013 M5 has just hit dealers and there are many other happy owners who will be taking delivery in the coming days.
BIMMERPOST was in attendance at the 40th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix @ the Nurburgring. Not only was it an occasion for the 40th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, but it was also ///M’s 40th Birthday! To celebrate, BMW brought some mighty tasty ///M cars to this classic car race weekend. We are glad to share our huge set of sights from the event with you.