This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the BMW M5… again! This time around it has something called the Competition Package, which adds a host of small adjustments and improvements in an effort to improve the car’s performance and the satisfaction it gives to its driver. Is more power and a recalibration of the suspension and steering enough to make this incredible sedan behave? We find out on the test track at Hyundai’s Proving Grounds.
We’ve told you plenty about the impressive track built inside the BMW hall at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA auto show, now see it in action with i3 and M models.
While we were in Portugal for the 4 Series Coupe launch, we also had a first look and drive of the M5 and M6 with Competition Package [full details]. We’ll be sharing some first drive thoughts soon, but for now, have a look and listen at the cars in action. None of the cars in the photos are equipped with the 20″ Competition Package wheels, but you can see them in action in the videos below.
For those not familiar with the M5/M6 Competition Package, it … CONTINUED
A M5POST member shares his experience with his F10 M5 at the BMW CCA HPDE event at Barber Motorsport Park.
Listen to these two M5 beasts sounding off against each other with their V10 and V8 engines, paired with Eisenmann exhausts.
Videos featuring drag races which pit a Stage 2 Hartge F10 M5 (650 HP) against Aston Martin Vanquish as well as a PP-Performance tuned F13 M6 Coupe (680 HP).
iND shares video and audio of their project F10 M5 with AMS catless downpipes matched to Eisenmann Race 4x102mm tips and Eisenmann center pipes.
The result sounds downright vicious!
In 1989, Randy Balingit-Hartmann bought the first BMW M5 brought to San Diego and has owned it ever since. As someone on the shy side, Randy wanted a car that fit his personality—one that was fast and powerful yet unassuming. In all its unassuming four-door glory the E28 M5 is often overlooked, but this sedan packs the same amount of power as Ferrari 308 GT and if not respected will surprise you in the turns of your favorite road. Randy has had this car through … CONTINUED
A review by a M5POST member of the Watkins Glen 2-Day Track Event with his F10 M5.
Video update and reaction from the driver (Johan) for breaking the world drift record in a BMW F10 M5.
Feature promotional video of the Manhart MH5 S Biturbo (710hp, 649 lb-ft) F10 M5.
We have added a second video clip featuring the upcoming BMW M Performance Exhaust for the BMW M5 (F10).
We were on hand to have a look at the BMW M Performance Exhaust for the F10 M5 and we’re excited to provide our members with the first look, listen and details of this upcoming exhaust system.
The M5 M Performance Exhaust system is titanium construction, 12 feet in length and 33 pounds lighter than the factory M5 exhaust. It will come in two versions – one with titanium steel tips (as pictured below) and a carbon fiber tip version. The titanium tips feature an M … CONTINUED
The F10 M5 LCI model with Competition Package shows off its new power, exhaust, and handling at the Nurburgring.
Official details have not yet been released, but the M5 Competition Package is said to be introducing the following upgrades:
• HP increase (approximately 15hp)
• Top speed increase
• M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
• Sport suspension
• Sport exhaust with black tips
• Enhanced steering
• 20″ competition wheels
Videos featuring the M Flight Club leaving the Hamann facility parking lot after their tour and visit. ///M Flight visited Hamann in Laupheim, Germany last weekend (6 April 2013)… They rolled there with 30 ///M’s (M3′s, M5′s, M6, X6M)… They even had an E92 ///M3 w/ G Power supercharger!
Listen to the fury as 30 of these cars pull out from the lot in a spirited fashion.
Great side by side comparison video of various F10 M5 aftermarket exhausts – 3D Design rears, Akrapovic Evo, Eisenmann Sport rears, and Meisterschaft Super Light GT w/LXR centers.
Cold start, idle, and rev action! A little something for everybody, be it rears only, full system, valved, or not.
Watch as a tuned F10 M5 belonging to M5POST member Niko1414 takes on various cars at the latest Airstrip Attack races.
The races featured in the videos are against a CLS 63, 997 Turbo, C63, and Lamborghini LP560.
Watch and listen to some super sedans blasting around the ring, in a great back-to-back listen of some of BMW’s most exciting current and future M models – the F80 M3, E90 M3 CRT, F10 M5.