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03/31/2012    3:00 PM
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The F10 M5 will not hit US shores until August/September, but that hasn’t stopped US members from imagining how they will configure their future M5s. Some even already have project M5 plans, such as this M5POST member who plans a Java Green M5 project car, inspired by the BMW Individual Java Green M3s we’ve seen come out of Europe and the BMW M dealership in Munich.

Check out a preview of the project Java Green M5 and some plans inside.

03/05/2012    6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 83

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.

03/05/2012    12:15 PM
COMMENTS: 126

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.

03/02/2012    9:19 AM
COMMENTS: 126

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

03/01/2012    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 44

G-POWER officially announces the full details and specs on its F10 M5 Bi-Tronik III package for the 2012+ BMW M5. Here’s the skinny on the M5 Bi-Tronik III:

640hp (+80hp over factory M5)
573lb-ft torque (+72 over factory M5)
0-100kmh (62mph) in 3.9 seconds
VMAX removed to up top speed to 315kmh / 195mph
Stainless steel sport rear muffler with “Deeptone” technology (4 x 100 mm tailpipes)
G-Power carbon ceramic braking system (up to 396 mm discs)
21″ Forged Silverstone RS and Silverstone Clubsport wheels (3 piece)
265/30 and 305/25 ZR rated tires
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02/17/2012    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 55

BMW tuner G-Power has announced on our facebook page. Their Stage 1 F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 kit is good for pushing the V8 bi-turbo S63Tu engine to 640 hp / 575 lb-ft torque (780Nm) .

This is a +80hp / 74lb-ft gain over the new M5 and M6′s factory 560hp / 501lb-ft torque.

The G-Power F10 M5 tuning program offers:

G-Power Stage 1 tune – 640hp/780Nm (575 lb-ft) with VMAX removal. Good for more than 310km/h (192mph)
Quad stainless steel sport exhaust system
400mm Carbon Ceramic Brakes
21″ Forged Silverstone RS wheels (3 piece)

Compare this to PP-Performance’s F10 M5 Stage 1 tune which yields 620 HP / 553lb-ft.

More details and photos … CONTINUED

01/31/2012    12:50 PM
COMMENTS: 65

KKS has released its performance exhaust system for the 2012 BMW M5 (F10). The 3″ axle-back system raises the open valve sound of the M5 exhaust from 93db to 108db.

Video and first photos of the exhaust system as well as the first F10 M5 fitted with whiteline lights.

01/25/2012    1:38 PM
COMMENTS: 27

Since its recent European market introduction, many a M5 fan has been waiting to see the tuning potential of the new F10 M5 and its beefy 560hp bi-turbo S63Tu engine. The first F10 M5 ECU tune has now been released, by the German tuning company, PP-Performance.

They were recently able to crack the factory ECU and their Stage 1 tune added:

Gains: +60hp and +70Nm (51lb-ft) torque
New total output: 620 HP / 750Nm (553lb-ft) torque

The price for the stage 1 tune has been set at 3,499 € (euros). Their Stage 2 tune is already in the works, so expect even higher modified numbers from the F10 M5 soon.

With tuners already achieving 750hp with the S63 motor from the X5M/X6M (such as the Manhart biturbo M3), expect the same … CONTINUED

01/22/2012    6:10 PM
COMMENTS: 35

Sometimes it’s mad fun (and great sounding) to rip off some revs in your BMW in enclosed spaces such as tunnels or underground garage. So how would the 560hp F10 M5 MotoGP Safety Car with its Akrapovic exhaust system sound in the BMW Welt? As you can see in the video inside, pretty damn awesome!