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10/26/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 170

BMW has a habit of underrating their cars’ official power and performance figures. This trend continues with the F10 M5 which is officially listed as achieving 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, but has now been tested by Car and Driver as hitting 60mph in just 3.7 seconds! It also covers the quarter mile in 12.0 seconds at 122mph [from the C&D December 2011 issue].

Compare this to the 2009 E63 AMG, with which C&D achieved a 0-60mph of 4.0 seconds and quarter mile of 12.5 seconds at 115mph. Also compare to the 2012 CLS E63 AMG with performance pack with which C&D achieved 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and a quarter-mile of 12.0 seconds

What about the F10 M5′s most direct competitor – the 2012 E63 AMG? Since the 2012 … CONTINUED

07/23/2011    3:15 PM
COMMENTS: 52

The 2012 M5 (F10) will come in a fairly extensive choice of colors, including some beautiful individual exterior color options. One of the individual exterior color options is Brilliant White Metallic, which we’ve spotted hanging out at BMW M HQ in Garching, Germany.

Besides the individual brilliant white metallic exterior paint, the this M5 also has other individual options, such as the black painted mirrors and wheels. The red leather interior looks great set off against the white and black exterior color scheme.

As for not having blue brakes, it’s probably because it’s not a production M5, but a factory test car.

We’ve put together a color preview guide for the F10 M5, which can be seen at http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546540

07/06/2011    5:45 PM
COMMENTS: 57

We’ve compiled the following gallery of new renders, past spy photos, and samples from other BMW models to give you an idea of what the color palette will look like on the 2012 F10 M5. This will hopefully help our future F10 M5 owner members decide on the color for their new M5.

As we posted about recently, the F10 M5 exterior color palette will include:

The exterior colors are as follows:

Alpine White
Black Sapphire Metallic
Havana
Imperial Blue
Monte Carlo Blue
Silverstone
Singapore Gray
Space Gray

BMW Individual exterior color options include:

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06/21/2011    4:25 PM
COMMENTS: 38

The new 2012 BMW M5 will be priced at EUR 102,700 in Germany. For comparison, the last price for the E60 M5 (Sep 2010) was EUR 94,700 which means a price increase of roughly 8.5%.

Earlier this week, BMW announced the price for the UK at £73,040 for UK buyers. The last UK price for the E60 M5 was £67,300 which also tranlsates to a price increase of 8.5%.

Applying the same increase of 8.5% to the last US price (2010 M5) of $85,700, the new BMW M5 would be priced at $93,000 for the US.

The German price list also gives away some more details. To answer a common question — the M5′s metallic blue brake calipers are standard equipment. In other word, you’ll always get the blue … CONTINUED

06/20/2011    3:15 PM
COMMENTS: 53

BMW has published official photos and information on the new BMW M5 (F10) last week, and today we’re happy to share the very first video of the fully unveiled production M5 in action! Check it out inside.

06/18/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 40

The online visualizer for the F10 M5 has been online since Thursday, and the German F10 M5 Catalog is now available for download. Together they reveals the range of exterior and interior color options, as well as visual previews of the colors. We list them (and provide some examples) inside.

The exterior colors are as follows:

Alpine White
Monte Carlo Blue
Black Sapphire Metallic
Singapore Gray
Havana
Silverstone
Space Gray
Imperial Blue

BMW Individual exterior color options include:

Brilliant White Metallic
Frozen Gray Metallic
Frozen Silver Metallic
Citrine Black Metallic
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06/17/2011    9:30 AM
COMMENTS: 383

After BMW released their initial set of images for the new M5, we were sure another set would become available with beautiful scenery and high action. Well, I woke up this morning with a pleasant surprise. BMW has really outdone itself with this set of wallpapers, if you want a beautiful desktop image, this is it!

06/16/2011    12:50 PM
COMMENTS: 69

We’ve stacked the F10 M5 up against the E63 AMG and CTS-V, but there are other cars in the segment which warrant further comparison, namely the Porsche Panamera Turbo/S and the Jaguar XF-R.

This comparison covers cars from a wide range of prices – from $80,000 to $173,000, but on paper the performance specs and owner demographics are close enough to compare. Again, the real tests will come from test drives, reviews, and direct comparos of the M5 against its rivals.