This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago revisits the BMW M5 to test out something that was missing from the first test: a manual transmission. Is the 6-speed stick shift better than the standard automatic twin-clutch version? View inside.
Congrats to site member Cyba on the delivery of his F10 M5 in Taiwan. Wasting no time at all in modifying his Alpine White M5, it’s already been fitted with HRE wheels (lowered on H&R springs) and Akrapovic exhaust system.
The white M5 is a perfect addition to an already beastly garage – joining Cyba’s Nissan GT-R and Ferrari 458.
If you recall, September 1,2012 was the European Delivery kickoff day which saw an epic 24 M5s delivered [see our journal thread]. That was just on a single day and many more M5s continued to be delivered in the next three days until the date of the M Studio reception event.
To enhance the BMW European Delivery experience for this group of lucky M5 owners, BMW hosted a reception at the BMW M Studio at M headquarters in Garching, Germany.
The group met at the M Studio where they were given a presentation on the M5, checked out the M and Individual models on display in the M Studio, and mingled with other owners as well as BMW reps. The group then caravaned to a meal hosted … CONTINUED
iND once again showcases two eye catching customer builds – an F10 M5 and E92 M3 coupe, both owned by the same lucky owner.
Words by iND:
Louis approached us in need of consultation for his E92 M3. Although initially we were talking some small steps to improve the M3, the car eventually transformed into the beast seen in these photos. We are fortunate to work with a client like Louis because he allows us creative freedom, and his open mind and creative nature give us the oppotunity to try new color schemes and combinations on his cars. The M3 is a result of this creative freedom, with the Lamborghini Rosso Vik BBS FI wheels and ESS Supercharger manifold attesting to the fact that Louis is … CONTINUED
Check out this frozen white (BMW Individual color) F10 M5 with 3D Design Kit, OEM whiteline tail lights, and Eisenmann 4x90mm exhaust system.
Every person on earth who is lucky enough to have a stable, healthy, and safe lifestyle will eventually discover an irrefutable fact about themselves and their own humanity- there is a drive in each of us to push limits. This drive is so naturally ingrained, so deep within ourselves that most of us do not attempt to examine or explain it. But it is there. No matter what we do, no matter where our lives take us, each of us is simply built to exceed.
IND as a company is built on this principle. Our daily moves, each decision, each step is taken in an attempt to reach beyond ourselves. Some M enthusiasts may remember us from a project we completed in 2010, when a client … CONTINUED
The F11 Touring LCI facelift has now been spotted. This particular prototype is equipped with the xenon headlight option which retains the circular angel eyes/corona rings. The LED headlight option (previously spotted on the gray F10 5 Series sedan prototype) will feature the new squared off angel eyes.
We have information which shows production for the F10 LCI as beginning in July 2013, with deliveries starting in August/September of 2013.
The prototype F10 LCI shows slightly sportier side mirrors, with integrated turn signals (still camouflaged). The grey F10 LCI prototype below is equipped with a new LED headlights option with squared off angel eyes/corona rings. The standard xenon lights will retain circular angel eyes. The tail light graphics will receive a new look.
The front and rear bumpers … CONTINUED
Some impressive performance results recorded by Autobild for the M6 coupe:
0-100km/h – 3.9s
0-200km/h – 11.3s
Only 0.40 seconds behind the M3 GTS around the test track.
The dyno results were pretty awesome as well: 632 hp, 800Nm (590 lb-ft) torque.
Check out the performance comparison chart inside.
Manhart Racing has released its full MH5-S biturbo F10 M5 full tuning program, consisting of cosmetic enhancements as well as performance upgrades in the form of a software ECU tune, exhaust system, and coilover suspension system. The full program includes:
- ECU software tune to 633bhp
- Manhart Racing sport exhaust (video below)
- Manhart Racing CF front lip
- Manhart Racing CF vented hood
- Manhart Racing CF trunk spoiler
- Manhart Racing CF rear diffuser
- Manhart Racing hr classic wheels
– f: 21×9 265/30 + r: 21×10.5 305/25 – Michelin PSS tires
- Manhart Racing coilovers (lowers 35mm front and 30mm rear)
The first stage tuning package breathes more power into the M5′s bi-turbo 4.4L V8 S63Tu engine by pushing it 624hp (633 PS / 466 kW) and 575 lb-ft (780 … CONTINUED