BMW’s DCT is an excellent transmission and is now without doubt the fastest production transmission offered by BMW, but enthusiasts who appreciate rowing their own gears still get a warm fuzzy feeling when seeing a manual transmission in a new BMW model, even if it’s already been confirmed and has been seen previously — such as the 6 speed shifter seen in this F10 M5.
There are just a few US spec F10 M5s roaming the US being driven by BMW employees or on loan as press cars. One of these was just spotted (thanks Justin) in Newport Beach in Los Angeles.
The U.S. order bank for the 2013 M5 will open this week and full option pricing and order guides will also be made available. The 6 … CONTINUED
A Frozen Silver (BMW Individual Color) F10 M5 is on display at the 2012 NYIAS, from where BMW has announced the US pricing for the 2013 M5 sedan – starting at $90,695 (destination and handling included).
The preliminary options/standard equipment information for the U.S. 2013 M5 has also been posted yesterday (info here).
The 2013 M5 will begin production in July and begin deliveries in September. Order guides will be available in two weeks and ordering begins on April 23. European delivery is available on dates beginning September 1st.
Frozen silver is among the range of BMW Individual exterior colors recommended for the 2012 M5, including:
Brilliant White Metallic
Frozen Gray Metallic
Frozen Silver Metallic
Now that the US F10 M5 pricing has been announced, see what the standard options and optional equipment are like. Here is the preliminary information. Ordering for the M5 for the US market starts April 23. Ordering guides will be available in under 2 weeks.
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
The first pricing for the F10 M5 is in – for the UK. The 2012 M5 will be priced at £73,040 for UK buyers. At current conversion rates, this is approximately $118,306 US Dollars. Keep in mind however that the new M5 will be priced lower in the US. To give you a basis of comparison – the 2008 E60 M5 cost £65,890 in the UK, while costing $82,900 for the US.
Of course currency rates were different in 2008 than now, but using the same UK-US price ratio difference (~25%) from the 2008 model, the 2012 M5 would cost $91,895 in the US.