One of the factors guaranteeing the success of the popular racing series is the longstanding cooperation between BMW M GmbH and MotoGP™ organiser Dorna. BMW M has further strengthened this close-knit partnership, appointing the new Dorna MotoGP™ safety consultant Loris Capirossi as the new BMW M MotoGP™ expert.
The former top-level motorcycle racer from Italy looks back over extensive experience and boasts a vast knowledge of MotoGP™. Nicknamed “Capirex” while still an active rider, the Italian has a highly successful Grand Prix career to his name which stretches back 22 years, including a total of 328 races and three world championship titles.
In Loris Capirossi, BMW M has gained the services of an expert with an in-depth understanding of riders’ concerns. He has enormous expertise in the field … CONTINUED
The M5 Ring Taxi is officially back! Rides began recently (from Easter on) so it can now be booked. See the announcement below, via M-Power.com
For many, taking a trip in the BMW Ring-Taxi through the “Green Hell” is one of the most exciting experiences money can buy.
This will certainly be true again in 2012: from Easter the brand new BMW M5 will be used as the Ring-Taxi. There is space for up to three people to take a seat in the 560 bhp sedan and be driven by a well-versed BMW Driving Experience Instructor around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. An extra dash of adrenaline is guaranteed.
Reservations can be made online at a rate of EUR 216.- incl. VAT at http://www3.bmw-motorsport.com/ms_en…kets_and_dates.
One important piece of advice: the trips are … CONTINUED
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Congratulations to M5POST member and happy new M5 owner, HHSAM, on the delivery of his F10 M5 in Moonstone Individual, the first such color M5 on the site.
The exterior color is Moonstone Metallic (one of BMW’s recommended Individual colors for the new M5). The interior is Platinum Merino full extended leather and the trim is Auburn Sycamore. The Moonstone Metallic color with its depth and ever changing look in different lights is stunning and even more impressive in person.
This is a Gulf spec M5, so it came standard with all options included.
We’ve updated our Owner Registry to include this Moonstone M5 and HHSAM will surely chime in with his own words.
Bonus pics inside of the first F10 M5 Moonstone shown, during the F10 M5’s debut at … CONTINUED
Manhart Racing has unveiled its new MH5 S Biturbo tuning program for the BMW M5 (F10).
The first stage tuning package breathes more power into the M5’s bi-turbo 4.4L V8 S63Tu engine by pushing it 624hp (633 PS / 466 kW) and 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) of torque. This is an increase of +72hp (73 PS / 54 kW) and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) over factory.
Yet to come will be even more powerful stages which will produce 661hp (670 PS / 493 kW) and 725hp (735 PS / 541 kW). Full details are not yet released, but you can bet on changes to the F10 M5’s turbochargers, downpipes and exhaust system to achieve these monstrous figures.
As for other performance upgrades, Manhart will offer an adjustable coilover suspension … CONTINUED
Congrats to M5POST member Tupapison who recently took delivery of his new Alpine White F10 M5 in Austria. He’s shared some of his ownership thoughts with us, along with the first photos of his car. Please check it out inside.
There are several BMW Individual colors BMW recommends for the M5 F10 (full list below). Among others, these include Amazonite Silver, Champagne Quartz, Azurite Black, and Frozen Grey. Below is the first sight of an Amazonite Silver M5, along with the rare Champagne Quartz, Azurite Black, and Frozen Grey. Bonus photos of a black on black wheel M5.
US pricing for the 2013 M5 sedan has been announced starting at $90,695 (destination and handling included) and the preliminary options/standard equipment information for the U.S. 2013 M5 has also been posted (info here).
The 2013 M5 will begin production in July and begin deliveries in September. Full ordering guides will be available in less than two weeks and ordering begins the week of April 23. European delivery is available … CONTINUED
The 2012 NYIAS press days wrapped up last week and the public days opened this past weekend. Hopefully our NY area members have gotten (or will get) a chance to attend. Those of you who did attend this past weekend, what did you think? Any favorites?
The video below shows the press conference highlights from the press days, featuring the stars of this year’s display - the M6 Coupe and Convertible, the X1, and the 6 Series Gran Coupe.
We had the chance to speak to BMW NA M Brand Manager Matt Russell and BMW M Marketing Director Thomas Schemera at the 2012 NYIAS about many things M. We covered some hot topics/models, including the M5, M6, M3 (current and future generation) and M Performance Automobiles.
M5 / M6
Can you tell us about the changes to the 2013 M5 from the 2012 M5? Why the wait for the 2013 model year for the US market?
It’s nothing major. It’s small things; it’s electronics underneath, little computer things. It’s definitely not customer-facing changes and not a great deal of functionality change.
How does the manual transmission affect the M5’s performance?
About 0.10 second 0-60mph difference (slower than DCT). We don’t have official EPA MPG estimates yet, but it’s not much. … CONTINUED