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After being on sale on the global automotive market for five successful years, the BMW M5 has ended its production lifespan with a new record high. The BMW M GmbH produced a total of 20,548 of the charismatic high-performance sports car featuring a V 10-cylinder power unit. The BMW M5 Saloon is accountable for 19,523 of these, with the BMW M5 Touring, which was first launched in 2007, contributing a further 1025 units towards the overall result. This means that even the production figures of the … CONTINUED

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A lucky customer attending Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend had a chance to test drive the F10 B5 Bi-Turbo around a track. Check out the walkaround and some of the furious acceleration from this 500+hp / 700tq monster F10. You can actually hear the rear passenger exclaim in delight during acceleration.

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The Megacity Vehicle (MCV), due to come onto the market in 2013 will soon be the world’s first volume-produced vehicle with a passenger cell made from carbon fiber. The weight savings will allow an offset of the extra 250 to 350 kg of weight typically found in electrically powered vehicles

G-Power BMW M3 GT2 S First Drive

07/06/2010 at 12:05 PM
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InsideLine has gotten some wheel time behind the drool-icious G-Power M3 GT2 S and has put up not only a comprehensive first drive report but a nice photo gallery to go along with it. Here are some excerpts but make sure to follow the jump at the bottom.

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Forum member Harold Wood aka Roger Lighterness brings us up to date with photos from the Goodwood Festival of Speed which he has dubbed “probably the best car show in the world”. Included are pictures of BMWs at the event, including a large ALPINA display, but his full flickr gallery actually has some extensive coverage.

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Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.

F10 ambient lighting

07/05/2010 at 8:00 AM
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BMW cockpits have always looked great in the dark with its amber lighting, and that continues with the F10 5-series. Seen here is the ambient lighting option (standard in U.S. spec F10) in action. Looks like the F10 provides a great looking environment for both driver and passengers.

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Autocar has had an opportunity to test drive the just unveiled F10 Alpina B5 and comes away calling it Jaw-droppingly fast

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The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.

German Red Cross F10 5-series

07/03/2010 at 8:00 AM
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The German Red Cross recently introduced its F10 525d for “Emergency Doctors.” We are not sure if this car is a one-off for promotional purposes only, or if the F10 5-series will actually be put into widespread duty for the German Red Cross. If the latter, we are jealous of German Red Cross doctors!