BMW of North America today announced that the all-new 560 horsepower 2013 M5 Sedan will participate in the grueling One Lap of America event starting May 4, 2012. Instructors from the BMW Performance Center, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will drive the 3,300 mile tour that originates in South Bend, Indiana and incorporates highway, skid pad, drag strip, and closed course racing during the eight day event.
“The fifth generation M5 will compete for the new ‘Showroom Stock’ recognition within the Luxury Sedan class at One Lap of America, which serves as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate its performance capabilities as well as those of the BMW Performance Center instructors,” said Dan Gubitosa, BMW Performance Center Manager. The new BMW M5 will arrive in authorized US BMW … CONTINUED
Nicely produced video of an Alpine White F10 M5 looking beautiful and matching the Slovenian winter setting. Produced and shot by Makoma Novo Mesto.
Motortrend gets its hand on the F10 M5 for an in depth evaluation and performance testing. They achieved an impressive 3.7sec 0-60mph and 11.9sec quarter mile (@ 120.3mph).
Along the way they call the F10 M5 probably the best M5 ever, from driver feedback to all-out performance. We see their complaint about the large gap between comfort and sport mode as a positive as it means that the new M5′s range and effectiveness while wearing its many hats is better than ever.
Check out the full review and performance figures inside.
As seen here, the first batch of 2012 BMW M5 models for the North American market (Canada) have completed production and are now loaded on carriers to begin their journey to owners in Canada!
Canada gets the F10 M5 before the US, with limited allocations of 2012 model year M5s available. The full Canadian 2012 M5 price list (full list) was released recently, with the starting base price set at $101,500 CAD.
The US will not receive the 2012 model year M5 and production of the 2013 M5 for the US market will begin in July (for September delivery. US F10 M5 pricing, ordering, and brochures will be released in 2 weeks – concurrently with the 2012 NY International Autoshow. European Delivery for the M5 is expected to … CONTINUED
We announced last week that the 2012 M5 would start at just $101,500 for Canada, lower than the outgoing E60 M5. The full Canadian 2012 BMW M5 price list guide is now available and posted. Check it out inside.
CAR Magazine is next up with its M5 comparo in which the F10 M5 is matched against the E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR. The question asked is whether the new M5 can relclaim the title of best super saloon? See for yourself inside.
The Canadian price for the 2012 BMW M5 is in, starting at $101,500. Impressively, this costs less than the outgoing E60 M5 by several thousand!
Full pricing information inside and below:
Base $101,500 + only available package option
Executive Package $9,500
- Soft Close Doors
- Electric Rear Sunshade
- Ventilated Seats
- Active Seats
- BMW Individual reading lights
- M Multifunction Seats
- High Beam Assistant
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Blind Spot Dection
- Surround View
- Head Up Display
- Sirius Satelite Radio
- Smart Phone Integration
- BMW Apps
Full Merino Leather – $4,500
Extnded Leather – $3,000
BMW Indvidual Paint Colours – $3,000
Rear Entertainment System – $3,000
The BMW F10 M5 ring taxi started testing this week upon the opening of the Nurburgring testing season and we’ve now spotted not just one, but twin M5 ring taxis making their rounds on the Nurburgring, presumably for some final tweaking and evaluation. See some footage of the ring taxis inside.
Autobild pits the new M5 (F10) against the main competitors in the medium-large sports sedan segment – the CTS-V, E36 AMG with Performance Pack, and the Jaguar XFR. See inside for the comparison and track results from and between these impressive cars.