The F10 M5 seen currently in winter testing has shed some of its front end camouflage to reveal more of the M5 than recently seen. If you look closely, you can make out the lower front fascia design behind the remaining black tape, which appears to cover the entire front bumper. Other external parts may yet remain preproduction version — the final hood will likely see a power bulge (a signature ///M feature), the fenders may yet be widened, the mirrors become sleeker, and the wheels will certainly be larger and a sportier design.
See these PREVIOUS PHOTOS for what the final front bumper and wheel design will likely be.
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It seems that almost all prototypes for upcoming BMW models are currently somewhere in frozen northern Scandinavia conducting cold winter testing, and that includes the upcoming BMW F10 M5. Spotted here is the F10 M5 in Northern Sweden, testing its winter handling abilities.
This posting is as per Scott26/27
Indeed that is awful. Good news (for me and the other countless M5 Touring owners throughout Europe et all) I was informed that there will be a F11 M5 Touring as the car has proved to be very popular even the final production models are being snapped up as we speak.
I think I may keep mine for posterity It will be the last of its kind- N/A V10 , SMG gearbox plus one of the best all round cross continent cars out there today exceptional power , great speed insulated in superior comfort. … CONTINUED
Check out these beautiful renders of one of BMWs most hotly anticipated new M cars — the F10 BMW M5. The new M5 is expected to bow in one years time at the 2011 Geneva auto show, a year after the regular F10 5-series sedan makes its world premiere at the 2010 Geneva show next month.
Well, there is no end to the photoshops of the upcoming M5 that have been bubbling to the surface. The general notion is that the cars line will follow the E90/E92 M3 front bumper however it will be significantly more angular (think X5/X6 M) and obviously wider to fill out the larger 5-Series based body
This F10 M5 photoshop was posted by BMW insider Scott as he mentioned that the F10 M5 photoshops floating around have all relied too much on the M3s looks. Instead, its suggested that we look to the X5M/X6Ms "sharper" looks for the upcoming M5 and M1s design. We take this to mean that the M5s bumper will be more aggressive as in this image, rather than the M3-like bumper seen in most M5 photoshops.
The rear valence and diffuser on the new M5 is also said to be more sculptured than the M3-like bumper seen in M5 photoshops.
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Time marches on and the F10 BMW M5 continues its cold weather testing ahead of its scheduled launch for 2011. To recap, this car is expected to utilize a turbo charged V8 engine derived from the motor used in the X5 and X6 M. Power outputs are still unknown but I would bet on it being higher then that of the X5/X6M. Other M5 Spy pictures can be seen here.
Photo Source: Auto Motor & Sport (DE)
These are renderings of the upcoming 2011 F10 BMW M5 from a german car magazine. The specs are the same as already posted here and it comes in 2011 according to the magazine. 578 HP, 0-62 in 4.4 sec, 531 lbf ft torque, Optimized DKG from M3. It will kill RS6/RS7, AMG E63..
First and foremost. The photos are only renderings based on what the magazine believes the car will look like. (If you want to see what the car will likely look like, our collection of spy photos are here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=f10+m5&…bimmerpost.com. The most revealed of the spyphoto sets is this one: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303014).
But on to the guts of the story. The car itself is destined to arrive in late 2010/2011 as a 2011 model. CAR magazine expects that the car will have:
4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo
578bhp, 530lb ft
155mph limited top speed
Unlimited top speed 188mph
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