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How Fast is a 530hp | 442 lb-ft V10 Powered BMW Z3 to 211mph? This custom Z3 race car which we previously featured shows just how staggeringly fast it is.

Many 18 year olds have lofty car dreams, but few have accomplished what young 18 year old Bulgarian BMW enthusiast Denislav Shishev been able to do by transforming a junked Z3 M Coupe body into a V10 442rwhp M Coupe racer, powering just 3,130 pounds. The 5.0L V10 is the high powered motor from the … CONTINUED

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Autoblog posts their review of the F10 M5 with a lofty summary – that it sets the holy standard for mixing performance with luxury. How does it do so? Read on.

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EVO Magazine’s Chris Harris takes a first drive crack at the production F10 M5 and comes away impressed, as all the others have. He calls it a compelling package which takes the usable hyper sedan to new levels of all-around ability.

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Top Gear’s online magazine doesn’t mince words in its verdict of the 2012 BMW M5, beginning their review by calling the F10 M5 chuffing excellent. So what made it chuffing excellent for Top Gear’s reviewer? Take a look inside.

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Automobile, who brought us their very entertaining 1M coupe review, now comes in with their F10 M5 review.

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Buried in the monstrous new press release on the new F10 M5, we noticed an interesting new feature called “Active Sound Design.”

Behind this marketing term is a fairly simple idea. The new M5 reproduces the car’s engine sound via the in-car audio system. In other word, if you’re sitting inside the car you not only hear the engine but also an audio track of the engine based on throttle input, speed, and engine rev. As BMW puts it, this makes for better feedback as you hear … CONTINUED

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BMW has released photos of the 2012 BMW M5 in BMW Individual Frozen Black, a matte black paint finish will be available for order on the F10 M5 at the start of production. Photos inside.

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As we reported earlier, the engine of the F10 M5 isn’t a direct swap from the X5 M and X6 M but a substantially revised engine. In an interview with M-Power.com, J├╝rgen Poggel, Head of Engine Development at BMW M GmbH, now shared more details on this engine. Read the full interview below to learn more about the newly introduced VALVETRONIC, the principle of the cross bank exhaust manifold and more. An interesting tidbit: Unlike earlier M engines, the S63TU no longer needs 10W-60 oil.

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Check inside for a completely new batch of 2012 F10 M5 wallpapers (exterior, interior, powertrain, and technology), as well as a new updated and more detailed press release / media info PDF.

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Watch the first 2012 M5 (F10) publicly recorded high speed run, where the F10 M5 easily hits 300kmph (187mph) on the Autobahn. It’s a delight to see the speedometer climb so quickly, but also mad fun to hear the engine and exhaust noises as it rockets into the triple digit speeds. Video inside!

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Autocar was impressed with the F10 M5 (no surprise there) and it shows in their review. We particularly like their verdict that the new M5 is a landmark car in many respects. Read on for the crucials details.

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The first drive reviews of the F10 M5 have begun rolling in. Insideline has just posted their first impressions of BMW’s newest M5. Their verdict? They call the F10 M5 a better overall sport sedan compared to the E60.

The more interesting comments are posted inside, but head over to Insideline for the full review.