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12/14/2011    10:42 AM
COMMENTS: 16

Car versus superbike videos are more an exercise in entertainment rather than an actual or technical review/comparison, but they are nonetheless fun!

So for fun, Autoexpress has put the 2012 M5 against the superbike wearing the same badge – the BMW S1000 RR, in a showdown of BMW’s fastest factory car against its fastest motorcycle. The 200hp vs 560hp battle takes place on the Cadwell Park Circuit in the UK.

On paper, the results seem to be a foregone conclusion when pitting a superbike capable of 0-60 in 2.9 seconds against a car which does the same in 4.4 seconds, but keep in mind that cars do have higher cornering speeds and can brake later on the track. See for yourself below.

12/13/2011    5:35 PM
COMMENTS: 51

Ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a quiet beach in Wales echoes with the sound of the new BMW M5′s twin turbo engines as precision driver Wolfgang Weber enjoys drifting around Pendine Sands to help us support the BMW London 2012 Performance Team athletes.

12/13/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 84

CAR magazine’s next issue is the January “Shootout” issue, and one of the most anticipated shootout comparisons is the F10 M5 versus the CLS63 AMG.

CAR magazine’s next issue is the January “Shootout” issue, and one of the most anticipated shootout comparisons is the F10 M5 versus the CLS63 AMG.

This video clip from CAR features the two turbocharged V8 monsters battling it out on the road and on the track. At the helm is multiple South African racing champion and CAR magazine track tester, Deon Joubert.

Check out the results of 560hp/501lb-ft (M5) versus 536hp/590lb-ft (CLS63) inside.

12/06/2011    4:00 PM
COMMENTS: 84

EVO has gathered the brutes of the executive sedan category – the F10 M5, Porsche Panamera S, E63 AMG, and Jaguar XFR, and gathered them for a group test.

To whet our appetite for their full review, they’ve released a drag race clip featuring all four cars. For reference, the cars feature:

M5 – 560hp / 501 lb-ft tq (4.4L turbo V8)
Panamera S – 400hp / 369 ft-lbs tq (4.8L V8)
E63 AMG – 518hp / 516ft-lb tq (5.5L V8)
XFR – 510hp / 461 ft-lbs tq (5.0L V8)

Drag results in the video!

12/02/2011    5:00 PM
COMMENTS: 67

The 2012 BMW M5 (F10) has officially launched in UK dealers today! On display at the Harold Wood dealership are gorgeous F10 M5s in Monte Carlo Blue and Singapore Grey. Check out some launch photos inside.

11/28/2011    8:00 PM
COMMENTS: 47

As we reported last week, Sport Auto tested the new F10 M5 which lapped the Hockenheimring in 1:12.90. Complementing their test here is an video of Sport Auto doing a 0-300kph run as well as some nice drifts. Check it out inside.

11/19/2011    9:00 AM
COMMENTS: 30

The BMW F10 M5 continues to impress, this time with its official Hockenheim lap time. It took BMW M’s latest and greatest super sedan just 1:12.90 to lap the track.

To put this into perspective, the M5 was faster than the E60 M5 (1:16.06), the 2009 Panamera Turbo (1:13.70), and the 2011 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG with Performance Package (1:13.90). The new M5 is the fastest BMW on the list behind only the BMW M3 GTS (1:12.90).

The time was achieved at the hands of Horst von Saurma, the chief editor of the German automobile magazine sport auto. Sport Auto is known for their “super tests” which uses a “Hockenheim Short” configuration for their famous tests.

11/16/2011    4:59 PM
COMMENTS: 44

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

11/16/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 21

The new M5 Saloon will be available in the UK in November 2011, priced at £73,040 on-the-road.

For more than 25 years the BMW M5 Saloon has defined the high-performance saloon segment, in the process becoming the most successful car of its type in the world. Now a new fifth-generation model raises the concept of the premium executive saloon combining track-car dynamics and supreme touring comfort to an even higher level.

It features the most potent engine ever devised by BMW’s high-performance M division, here making its world premiere, along with race-bred chassis technology that includes, for the first time, an Active M differential and electronic damping control. The unique exterior design has been dictated by the technical requirements of the car, while the luxurious sports car-like cockpit … CONTINUED