The automotive world has always known only two variants of the E34 M5 – sedan and touring… until now. As recently revealed to select journalists during a 25 year M5 celebration, BMW has actually also built a convertible E34 M5 and was all set to put it into production. Unforutnately, just a week prior to its scheduled Geneva debut, the powers that be at BMW nixed the convertible M5 out of fear that demand for non-M5 convertibles would eat into 3 series convertible sales.… CONTINUED
A one-off lightweight E60 M5 CSL was unveiled today at BMWs Nurburgring based prototype workshop. This car was built to commemorate the 5-series 25th anniversary. Albert Biermann, BMW M divisions head of development summarized the car as "the M5 CSL we never built" (though we would have loved to see it earlier and available to the public). Source: Autocar via bimmerfile
Mechanical changes include a heavily tuned version of the M5s 5.0L V10 motor. The … CONTINUED
Last week we posted a video of the M5 on the nubrugring. We now bring you a longer (and clearer sounding) video. Enjoy!
Looks like both the regular F10 5-series and the F10 M5 have been busy being tested in Germany. Latest pics as of 10/8/09.
BMW has used its http://www.bmw.tv site and its YouTube channel to release a new promotional video for the BMW M5 Ring Taxi. This is the car that was famously piloted by Sabine. For those that dont know, the ring taxi is basicly a roller coaster ride around the Nurburring. You pay a fee, and a professional BMW driver will take you out in an M5 and show you the time of your life. The cost is steep, but well worth … CONTINUED
With the flurry of new spyshots last week of the upcoming 2011-2012 BMW M5 weve now gotten a great look at the shape of the M5s front end. Now the guys over at spyshots.nl have posted up some video to go along with the photos which give some perspective views of the car as it nails corners and hear the engine rev on the straights and powering out of turns. This car is nothing short of spectacular!
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BMW insiders have confirmed that the next F10 M5 engine will be BMW’s turbocharged 4.4L V8 as seen in the current X6M / X5M, good for 555hp/500tq.
Here are photos of the upcoming F10 M5 spotted for the first time without a camoflage suit, with only camoflage tape and a bumper covering.
Here it is folks! The F10 M5 front bumper design has finally been exposed! Borrowing heavily from the current M3, it looks right at home on the M5.
The first confirmed prototype for the next-generation BMW M5 has been spotted testing on the Nürburgring. A thin fabric bra covering the prototype’s front fascia can’t hide the clear M-style front-bumper design. With BMW M’s trademark quad exhaust set-up poking out from the rear bumper, and large, cross-drilled rotors accenting the beefed-up braking system, the prototype has all of the necessary ///M cues.
Reports still vary on what engine will power the next M5. Earlier reports spoke of increasing the displacement of today’s 5.0-liter V10 to 5.5-liters, … CONTINUED
The F10 M5 will be the next highly anticipated super sedan from BMW. Do you have a wishlist for the next M5? Come share yours.
The boys over at spyshots.nl were tipped with these true interior snapshots of the upcoming M5. They actually went inside and snapped from the inside. Must be nice to get that close to the M5 this far from production! The exterior is still heavily armored and is no doubt hiding widebody upgrades as compared to the standard F10 5-Series.
The most recent rumors indicate that BMW is currently testing two versions of the M5 prototypes, one with a twin-turbo V8 and … CONTINUED