BMW M cars may have staked their reputation on their handling and overall performance package, but with the forced induction trend of the latest M models, they’ve become quite the straight-line monsters.
The 2013 F10 M5 with its S63Tu engine is rated at 560hp from the factory, but dynos have confirmed that this is a significantly underrated power figure. This has now also been borne out at the track.
M5POST member 2013awm5 took his M5 to the track and produced a very impressive quarter mile … CONTINUED
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown. The battle begins in California’s Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best.
As the BMW european deliveries for the 2013 M5 (F10) continue, so do the journals from our M5POST members.
This great photo journal from hsiaochinsan covers the 5 days of his trip, with a special visit to the BMW M Studio at the M headquarters in Garching, Germany.
Check out the full set of photos inside.
Read on as M5POST member RPiM5 shares his full 2013 F10 M5 European Delivery review with us – pre and post-break in and more.
The 2013 F10 M5 with its 4.4L V8 S63Tu turbo engine has previously been shown to be underrated from the factory, which is BMW’s habit with its official quote power figures.
The latest results showing this come from iND who have just begun performance testing on their F10 M5. The result was 527 RWHP (rear wheel horsepower) on a totally stock F10 M5 running on pump gas and dyno’d on a dynojet. This represents just a 6% drivetrain loss.
The M5′s S63tu V8 runs a higher … CONTINUED
Check out the first “Superman Combo” F10 M5, a Frozen Monte Carlo Blue exterior / Sakhir Orange interior 2013 BMW M5 recently delivered to M5POST member CanadezoM5.
In case you missed it in the large photo set from our first F10 M5 european delivery day thread, here are the first looks at a one-off F10 M5 Polizei car by BMW.
Based on the US spec F10 M5, this M5 police car is a show car only and not intended for actual police use. It will be on display at the Welt until Thursday.
BMW does make several models available for the police (including 3 series, 5 series and X5), as well as security vehicles.
See BMW … CONTINUED
Saturday, September 1 marked the first BMW european delivery date for the 2013 M5 (F10) and it was an epic one. We can’t recall another more anticipated european delivery date for a single model than this.
24 F10 M5s were delivered on Saturday – 22 of them to M5POST members (list), totaling 13,000+ horsepowers And that’s just in one day! The rest of the week and beyond will see more and more lucky owners meeting their new M5s for the first time.
We were on hand to greet … CONTINUED
DRIVE looks back at the generations of the 2013 F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 and examine the new body-control technologies that manage its weight, and help them perform like smaller, lighter cars.
iND has started on its first F10 M5 portfolio project car, for their client, Tom. Per iND:
Perhaps the effect will wear off in time, but for now seeing an F10 M5 in the flesh feels like peering into a toy store. For our client Tom, who has already brought several of his cars to us for some special touches, even a stock twin-turbo super sedan cannot be left untouched. Tom has been an ardent BMW enthusiast since medical school, jumping right into the fray with … CONTINUED
This will be a grand week for many M5POST members as tomorrow (September 1) kicks off european deliveries for the 2013 BMW M5 (F10).
The very first day will see the largest batch of owners – with 22 confirmed M5POST members taking deliveries of their F10 M5. We will be on hand to cover the momentous day, as well as BMW media.
Congrats in advance to all the owners!
Autocar India conducts its annual Autocar Trackday 2012, pitting India’s 11 best driver’s cars against each other at the hands of Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
Three BMWs were included in the competition, including the 2013 F10 M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe. See the results inside.
The segment for each car starts at:
F30 328i – 5:57min
640d Coupe – 7:36min
F10 M5 – 9:54min
F30 328i – 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe – 2:1.9
F10 M5 – 1:57.1
Here’s how the 328i, 640d, and M5 … CONTINUED
In addition to the great comparison review between his new 2013 F10 M5 and F10 550i, M5POST member kamichael now shares with us a great set of comparison pics between the M5 and 550i. See inside.
Many of our M5POST members took delivery of their brand new M5 beasts this weekend and one of them – a former F10 550i owner gives us his initial impressions of the M5 against the 550i, in particular the steering and ride comfort (suspension) settings.
Watch championship-winning racer Scott Pruett in the 2013 BMW M5 Sedan as the tires, brakes, chassis, and powertrain work together to give him the ultimate grip, speed, and control of the 2013 BMW F10 M5 at Laguna Seca.
Here are multiple angles to observe the precise steering and consistent placement of the aluminum-intensive, multi-link rear suspension of the new M5.
Congrats to M5POST member Ilfan for being our very first U.S. F10 M5 owner !!! He just took delivery of an Alpine White 2013 M5 with Sakhir Orange interior in New Jersey. The 2013 M5 has just hit dealers and there are many other happy owners who will be taking delivery in the coming days.
We have been attending BMW’s track press launch of the 2013 M5 sedan, 2013 M6 coupe, 2013 M5 sedan, 2013 7 Series LCI (facelift), and Alpina B7 being held at the Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, CA. We’ll be sharing our thoughts soon on some of these cars, but in the meantime, enjoy some photos of the F10 M5 from Laguna Seca. We focused on the Sakhir Orange M5 as it’s a new color as of the 2013 model year.
For real life looks at the other … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST shares with you our short term road test review of the 2012 BMW F10 M5, taken place over two weeks of daily driving with the M5.
Some people don’t like change. But BMW isn’t some people (or even a person), so it’s no surprise that they don’t mind change. Take the new BMW F10 M5 for instance: The mighty yet rushed 1 Series M Coupe and some M trucks aside, the new M5 is the first true M car to get a turbocharged engine. So, is … CONTINUED