Attendees at the M Driving Experience at the Salzburg Ring were lucky enough to witness in person two of BMW M’s newest creations - the BMW F10 M5 and the limited edition lightweight M3 CRT. Both of these cars were revealed to the public for the first time at BMW M Night event at the M Festival during the 24 Hours Nurburgring race. Live event photos can be found here and here.
A Bimmertoday reader was able to snag these photos and some startup videos. The new M5 seen here is painted in a unique Individual Champagne Quartz Metallic color.
Sometime in the first half of August, certain selected registered users from the M-Power.com Closed Room will be chosen to be the first handful of people to drive the all new F10 M5.
No information as to the test drive locale yet, but be sure to register regardless, as you can always decline later (though you’d be crazy to )
In order to have the chance to be selected at all, you must be registered in the M-Power.com Closed Room, so be sure to sign up at http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/closedroom.jsp?lang=en
The german language catalogue for the new M5 was made available shortly after the internet launch of the M5, and now here is the English language version we are hosting for download. This catalog has all the info you want coupled with beautiful imagery of the M5.
Here is an interesting video around the engine of the F10, describing the main differences and improvements over the X5/X6M engine.
And another one about the M5 brakes
Your very first drive of the 2012 BMW M5 (F10) can now be virtual. The console game Forza Motorsport 4 has launched and will feature the all new F10 M5 on its cover! The very first screenshots from the game are posted inside.
Buyers of the Limited Collector’s Edition get an extra 25 cars from various exclusive car packs, including the 2012 BMW M5. But not only will the new M5 be featured on the cover of Forza 4, but also available as part of the “BMW M5 Fan Pack,” available starting at launch to all Forza 4 owners who download it from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
The BMW F10 M5 will be fully enabled with Foza 4’s newly-trademarked Autovista mode, with “Top Gear’s” Jeremy Clarkson giving the car … CONTINUED
Featured below is the first commercial promo video for the F10 M5. The only previous other video of the production M5 was the launch video from BMW. The spot focuses on the versatility of the F10 M5 - from urban duties to mountain carver. Check it out.
We’ve covered the M3 CRT reveal at the M Night event, and now for the F10 M5, which was the second vehicle to make its appearance at M Night. Appearing in the beautiful monte carlo blue color that we’ve seen in the M5’s marketing materials, BMW’s new super sedan was certainly more beautiful in person than in online print (as usual). Its color was actually more vibrant and even more impressive in person. It even shows in the photos we took.
Here is a little preview of what they will show at tonight’s M Night from the M Festival at the Nurburgring, where there the 2012 BMW F10 M5 will make its public debut, along with the M3 lightweight sedan. This is the first fully uncovered production level 2012 M5 spotted on the roads. Follow our site along today and throughout the weekend for our entire coverage of the M Festival!
What most folks have not realized so far are the extensive modifications BMW has made to the F10 M5 engine. We point those out for you below, referencing BMW’s released info. Compared to the S85 engine of the E60 M5, BMW claims that “VALVETRONIC has also sharpened the responsiveness of this engine [S63Tü].
Here are the highlights of the new M5’s S63Tu engine and how it’s different from the S63 engine used for the X5 M and X6 M.
Two more innovations of the S63Tü:
- Innovative solenoid valve injectors in the new BMW M5 engine use multiple injections to achieve an extremely precise mixture preparation.
This is the biggest difference. As BMW puts it:
“Throughout each of its four previous generations, the heart of the BMW M5 has … CONTINUED