EVO has gathered the brutes of the executive sedan category – the F10 M5, Porsche Panamera S, E63 AMG, and Jaguar XFR, and gathered them for a group test.
To whet our appetite for their full review, they’ve released a drag race clip featuring all four cars. For reference, the cars feature:
M5 – 560hp / 501 lb-ft tq (4.4L turbo V8)
Panamera S – 400hp / 369 ft-lbs tq (4.8L V8)
E63 AMG – 518hp / 516ft-lb tq (5.5L V8)
XFR – 510hp / 461 ft-lbs tq (5.0L V8)
Drag results in the video!
As we reported last week, Sport Auto tested the new F10 M5 which lapped the Hockenheimring in 1:12.90. Complementing their test here is an video of Sport Auto doing a 0-300kph run as well as some nice drifts. Check it out inside.
There are some things you can’t get enough of, and seeing the new BMW F10 M5 in motion surely is among them. BMW UK has just released a new video showing a Black Sapphire Metallic F10 M5 playing in the countryside on some twisties. As an upscale executive sedan, black works really well on the new M5 and it will likely be one of the most popular colors.
The 2012 M5 will be available in Europe later this month, while US customers will have to wait until summer 2012 to get their hands on the first cars.
The F10 M5 is powered by the lethal BMW bi-turbo V8 S63Tu motor outputting 560hp and 501 lb-ft torque. The specs signal that new M5 is good for some fast top speed runs, but how fast? This video demonstrates how quickly the F10 M5 achieves 196 MPH (315 kmh) – in just under an impressive minute.
This model is obviously top speed unlimited as the regular top speed of the F10 M5 is 250kmh (155mph) and 305kmh (189mph) with M Drivers Package.
Here’s a few beautiful wallpapers featuring the 2012 BMW M5 (F10) at the hands of Top Gear’s Stig and James May, as well as some nice images featuring previous generation M5s.
The full F10 M5 review by James May can also be found inside.
Here’s another account posted by one of our members of the BMW M Power experience featuring the 2012 F10 M5 being held currently at the Ascari track and a resort in Spain.
Eugene provides his opinion on the F10 M5 driving experience versus the E90/E92 M3. He’s also posted some photos as well as some video from the entire experience. Check it out inside.
This is my own first personal experience watching a review by Totalcar, but I have to say I loved it. The location, video footage and general hoonery is very Top Gear like. The presenter really hits on all the important themes and answered alot of my own questions about the M5 while having fun at the same time. By the end of the video, you can tell this car has really grown on the presenter and I think that says it all
Here’s a preview of an upcoming Top Gear magazine feature where James May with the help of The Stig thrashes the F10 M5 thoroughly, while comparing it to its top competition – the E63 AMG sedan. Check out some preview words and some Stig driving footage inside.
The now retired V10 S85 engine from the E60 M5 and E63/E64 M6 continues to live on in many a project car and in racing applications.
Long time BMW tuner, Dinan, has just finished development of a custom BMW S85 motor, which has been bored and stroked to 5.8L (from 5.0L). Combined with performance cams, dry sump oil system, a racing exhaust, and custom software tune, this hopped up engine produced 720hp (@8300rpm) and 497lb-ft (@6900rpm) on 98 octane race gas. It was designed for use in the Riley Technologies MkXXV track day car.
Check out the engine’s dyno video inside.