The 2011 LA Autoshow press days kicked off today and while the headline of BMW’s display here are the North American debuts of the BMW i8 and BMW i3 (press conference to come later this afternoon), the F10 M5 is also making its public premiere in North America.
To mark the debut, BMW is showing a stunning Frozen Silver F10 M5, the first time that this factory offered BMW Individual color has been seen on the F10 M5!
Frozen silver is among the range of BMW Individual exterior colors available for the 2012 M5. Here is the full list:
Brilliant White Metallic
Frozen Gray Metallic
Frozen Silver Metallic
Citrine Black Metallic
Azurite … CONTINUED
There are some things you can’t get enough of, and seeing the new BMW F10 M5 in motion surely is among them. BMW UK has just released a new video showing a Black Sapphire Metallic F10 M5 playing in the countryside on some twisties. As an upscale executive sedan, black works really well on the new M5 and it will likely be one of the most popular colors.
The 2012 M5 will be available in Europe later this month, while US customers will have to wait until summer 2012 to get their hands on the first cars.
The F10 M5 is powered by the lethal BMW bi-turbo V8 S63Tu motor outputting 560hp and 501 lb-ft torque. The specs signal that new M5 is good for some fast top speed runs, but how fast? This video demonstrates how quickly the F10 M5 achieves 196 MPH (315 kmh) – in just under an impressive minute.
This model is obviously top speed unlimited as the regular top speed of the F10 M5 is 250kmh (155mph) and 305kmh (189mph) with M Drivers Package.
Here’s another account posted by one of our members of the BMW M Power experience featuring the 2012 F10 M5 being held currently at the Ascari track and a resort in Spain.
Eugene provides his opinion on the F10 M5 driving experience versus the E90/E92 M3. He’s also posted some photos as well as some video from the entire experience. Check it out inside.
Bimmerpost member stealth.pilot provides this great report from his time spent with the F10 M5 at the BMW M Power Experience in Spain. He provides a breakdown of his likes and dislikes about the new 2012 M5, as well as a set of photos from the event.
This is my own first personal experience watching a review by Totalcar, but I have to say I loved it. The location, video footage and general hoonery is very Top Gear like. The presenter really hits on all the important themes and answered alot of my own questions about the M5 while having fun at the same time. By the end of the video, you can tell this car has really grown on the presenter and I think that says it all
The first reviews of the all-new 2012 BMW M5 have been full of praise (click here for an overview). Yet, some enthusiasts continue to pine for one thing – a manual transmission option. As reported before (and confirmed by an earlier set of spyshots), BMW will again offer a manual transmission for the new M5, likely for the US market only.
This new photo of the interior of a manual M5 unveils some subtle differences in the center console. The shifter itself seems to be fairly short and resembles the stick of the BMW 1 series M Coupe. The buttons placed next to the shifter for DSC, damper control, and other changeable settings are bigger and more rounded compared to the DCT version. It also seems that … CONTINUED
We’ve all seen plenty of photos of the new 2012 M5′s imposing biturbo V8 S63Tu engine, which produces a whopping 560hp. But what exactly are we seeing when we peek under the hood of the F10 M5? Here is an explanation of some of the components seen on the S63Tu engine, as well as how they work together.
Buried in the monstrous new press release on the new F10 M5, we noticed an interesting new feature called “Active Sound Design.”
Behind this marketing term is a fairly simple idea. The new M5 reproduces the car’s engine sound via the in-car audio system. In other word, if you’re sitting inside the car you not only hear the engine but also an audio track of the engine based on throttle input, speed, and engine rev. As BMW puts it, this makes for better feedback as you hear exactly what the engine is doing. Another obvious benefit is that it allows to change the noise levels based on your driving behaviour as the reproduction by the audio system gets louder and more intense in Sport and Sport+ settings.… CONTINUED