Posts Tagged ‘2013 bmw m5’


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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.

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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.

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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 … CONTINUED

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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.

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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.

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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 … CONTINUED

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Watch the first 2012 M5 (F10) publicly recorded high speed run, where the F10 M5 easily hits 300kmph (187mph) on the Autobahn. It’s a delight to see the speedometer climb so quickly, but also mad fun to hear the engine and exhaust noises as it rockets into the triple digit speeds. Video inside!

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Here’s the very first look at a production Imperial Blue Metallic F10 M5 (although it could also possibly be Azurite Black Individual which is also a dark blue/black color). Imperial Blue Metallic has a beautiful metallic blue hue to it when illuminated and is the darker of the F10 M5 colors. This particular 2012 M5 joined ///M Flight, an M owner’s club in Germany, this past weekend. Club members were given rides in the new monster 560hp M5 and got up to 187mph … CONTINUED

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Earlier this month, M-Power.com invited six lucky customers from all-over the world to the Ring and let them experience and drive the new BMW M5 (see the video and our thread HERE). One of them was Benjamin Goh from Singapore. Judging from his enthusiastic comments in said video, there was little doubt that Benjamin was a true car enthusiast. M-Power.com visited him in Singapore and chronicled the event, which leaves no doubt he’s a car fanatic.

Just to name a few cars Benjamin owns, the following report … CONTINUED

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This is perhaps the best sounding clip we’ve heard yet of the 2012 F10 M5. Many people have lamented the loss of the iconic naturally aspirated V10 of the previous generation M5 and one of the reasons is the expectation that the bi-turbo V8 won’t sound nearly as good. This exhaust clip may go far in convincing some people otherwise however. F10 M5 exhaust video clip inside.

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Here’s the best live action footage of the F10 M5, from full throttle runs on the Ascar Race Resort Track, to spirited driving in the Spanish mountains, and cruising in the city streets.

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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.

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Now that the F10 M5 has been revealed, the natural question for potential owners is what the 2012 M5 sales and production schedule will be? We break it down inside:

M5 Debut Schedule:

World public debut – M Festival (June 22, 2011)
UK public debut – Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 1-3, 2011)
Autoshow debut – Frankfurt IAA autoshow (September 15-25, 2011)
US public debut – LA Autoshow (November 18-27, 2011)
Asia public debut – Tokyo Autoshow (December 3-11, 2011)

M5 Sales Begin:

European sales – November 2011
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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 … CONTINUED

2012 BMW F10 M5 Color Preview Guide

07/06/2011 at 5:45 PM
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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
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A site member brings us the first photos of a completely revealed silverstone F10 M5. So far, the M5 has only been shown in production form in the Monte Carlo Blue color.

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The 2012 BMW M5 made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which is taking place this week in the UK. Along with the F10 M5 was the 1M coupe on display, as well as a bevy of other BMWs and other generally cool cars.

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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.