Posts Tagged ‘2012 bmw m5’


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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

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The German car magazine AutoBild SPORTCARS writes in its latest issue that there will be a Competition Package (performance package) for the F10 M5 LCI to be introduced this summer.

Pricing will be in the 5 digit range and the M5 Competition Package will include a performance increase of almost 20hp with Vmax increase to 305km/h, carbon-ceramic brakes, sports suspension, sports steering and new wheels.

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Journal for the M5POST M5 Euro Delivery owners reunion at the 2 Day M Performance School.

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We have spied a new F10 M5 LCI mule and it showcases some new design elements. Seen for the first time on the M5 are double slatted kidney grilles (a la the M6). Like the M6, the F10 M5 LCI will also feature an M5 badge on the grilles, which is covered under black tape but can be seen on this mule’s grilles.

This M5 wears new style wheels, in black, which look great set off against the gold M carbon ceramic brakes. Also seen are … CONTINUED

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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.

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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.

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The F10 M5 are finally being delivered with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes. An M5POST owner shares with us our first owner’s review of the ceramic brakes from his just delivered M5.

We have also posted a full technical training document on how the M Ceramic Brakes compare the standard M5 brakes.

F10 M5 LCI Facelift Preview Look

04/01/2013 at 11:18 AM
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The F10 5 Series and F10 M5 LCI refresh models are coming soon, but spy photos have shown the external styling updates will be understated, with tweaks to the upper front fascia and headlight updates (sleeker looking and with optional full LED squared-off headlights), but the M5 will receive no changes to the lower front bumper design. Like the 5 Series, the F10 M5 will also receive light updates to its tail lights and lower rear bumper.

As for the interior, the most recent 5 Series … CONTINUED

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Check out this tasteful F10 M5 build by Performance Technic for a local owner featuring Akrapovic Exhaust with carbon fiber tips, P3Cars vent gauge, OEM LED interior lights, OEM pedal covers, BMW M Performance spoiler, HRE wheels, and M6 steering wheel retrofit.

The M6 steering wheel seen here will be equipped in the upcoming F10 M5 LCI (facelift model)

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As expected, the 2014 F10 M5 will be receiving a LCI update/facelift together with the F10 5 Series. The 5 Series LCI facelift has already been partially revealed, but it’s been unknown how much of the M5′s design would be affected.

These spy photos show that the F10 M5 will receive the same upper front fascia and headlight updates [pics] as the 5 Series, but will receive no changes to the lower front bumper design. Like the 5 Series, the F10 M5 will also receive light … CONTINUED

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On May 11, 2013, BMW Performance Driving Instructor Johan Schwartz will have a go at beating the Guinness Book of World Record for the world’s longest drift, while driving one of the BMW Performance Center’s M school cars – a F10 M5.

The attempt will be made on the BMW Performance Center skid pad – the same one used to teach skid techniques at the BMW driving schools. And the factory M5 is one of the most fitting BMW models for this attempt, as its … CONTINUED

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A statement of heritage – IND works on a BMW Individual F10 M5 in Imola Red, a classic BMW M exclusive color.

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Hamann showcases its F10 M5 Mi5Sion at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, or what we think might be an M5

To say it’s a radical looking kit for the M5 would be an understatement. The Mi5Sion M5 receives widebody fenders that have added 30mm on each side. It has custom front and rear bumpers, carbon fiber trunk spoiler, door handles, and rear diffuser.

The interior features a contrasting black-white theme, with Alpine White and black leather seats to match the exterior and white trims throughout to continue … CONTINUED

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On Saturday, February 16, 2013, the M Owners Club of Indonesia (MOCI) held one of their most exciting meet events in Jakarta. The. event was originally scheduled for last month, but due to heavy rain and flooding in some areas in Jakarta.

This newly scheduled event was held as a charity event, with the donations and proceeds going to help the flood affected areas. The event was joined by other car clubs as well, with owners of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and other exotics in … CONTINUED

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M5POST member RPiM5 shares with us his direct experience after six months of F10 M5 ownership, compared to his time with the E60 M5 (his car prior to the F10 M5).

by RPiM5:

Best things about the E60 M5:
1. S85 V10 engine! (with aftermarket exhaust, there’s almost no equal to the exhaust note. This is even more true if you do aftermarket headers!)
2. Smaller size of E60
3. Lighter weight of E60
4. SMG Transmission (Almost no other transmission can rattle the fillings out of … CONTINUED

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Slek Design has released the first photos of their carbon fiber aero kit for the F10 M5, which includes a carbon fiber front lip spoiler/splitter, sideskirts (side diffuser) and rear diffuser.

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Per iND provides an update on its F10 M5 project tuning car:

Development of IND’s M5 continues, and in this week’s update we find our M5 within the bowels of AMS; dyno room. Having logged over 20 hours on the dyno since the installation of a host of AMS-supplied testing and datalogging equipment, we’ve started to build a knowledge base that will help to make key decisions and allow us to take steps toward our ultimate power goal.

Our M5 was wired with a complete sensor package … CONTINUED

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Here is a photo set of various BMW Individual M5, M550d and 5 Series seen at the BMW factory owned/run dealership in München, Germany.

The colors seen are Frozen Bronze Metallic, Frozen Blue Metallic, Azurite Black, and a Alpina B5 touring.