The all new 2012 BMW M5 (F10) Top Gear episode has just aired. We won’t play spoiler, but BMW and M5 fans will be pleased. It’s reviewed by Richard Hammond and pitted against the predecessor E60 M5 as well. Check out the video and review inside.
The 2012 BMW M5 F10 finally gets its time on Top Gear tomorrow, March 11 on BBC UK. Richard Hammond will be the reviewer and in an attempt to prove it is better than a jet plane, pits May in a jet plane to beat him in a lap of the track. UK members set your TV recorders, and everyone else, look for clips online soon after the episode airs at 8PM UK time. Small preview inside.
We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest site - M5POST, dedicated to the 2012+ BMW M5 (F10). We’ve also launched our official F10 M5 Photo Threads, which provide a look into every F10 M5 color (standard and individual, as well as the interiors).
Specific topic discussion subforums will be added to M5POST as discussions heat up for the F10 M5, so be sure to check out M5POST after the jump!
Take a visual journey through the BMW M5’s history. This video from BMW starts us from BMW M’s beginnings in motorsports and goes on to cycle through the various BMW M5s, from the E28 M5 to the current F10 M5.
BMW M5 Genealogy:
E28 M5 (1985–1988)
E34 M5 (1989–1995)
E39 M5 (1998–2003)
E60 M5 (2005–2010)
F10 M5 (2012 -)
Here is a “Very Blue” BMW F10 M5 professional photoshoot by the always talented and forum member TOMiRRi. Monte Carlo Blue is the official marketing color for the F10 M5 and we have never seen it looking better than in these photos. The desaturated setting in these photos really focuses the viewer on the vibrant and eye catching Monte Carlo Blue M5.
The F10 M5 just recently hit the European market and won’t be released in the US until around September 2012, but as with most M cars, the aftermarket for new models from M seem to develop very quickly.
Kelleners Sport has just announced its fully adjustable coilover suspension kit for the newly released BMW M5 (F10).
The Kelleners F10 M5 coilovers feature separate and independently adjustable rebound and compression damping, allowing for tailored uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping adjustment (comfort) and a compression adjustment (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range while the high-speed range which controls the driving safety, is fixed.
Advantages of the Kelleners Sport coilover (per Kellners):
• Individually adjustable rebound- and compression technology
• Individually height adjustable
• Infinitely … CONTINUED
Here’s our coverage on the 2013 F10 M5 on display at the 2012 Detroit NAIAS.
BMW confirmed to us today that the 2013 F10 M5 (no 2012 model will be available in the US) will begin production for the US market in July 2012, with deliveries taking place a couple of months after that. No word on pricing yet which will be announced closer to the US market launch.
It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual transmission (now officially official, per the release below), which is welcome news for manual transmission fans. Both transmission will be available immediately upon US launch.
The model shown at NAIAS is equipped with DCT, but BMW promised a “short throw shift linkage topped with a black leather … CONTINUED
The new BMW M5 (F10) boasts 560hp, so it’s no wonder there have been many high/top speed run videos involving BMW M’s newest model. Here’s yet another high speed run in the F10 M5, up to 270 km/h.
Past videos have run to higher speeds (300 km/h video and 315 km/h video), but this is still fun to see.