Two days ago we brought you spy photos of the 2013 BMW F80 M3 sedan being cold weather tested in Sweden. We’ve now put together some live video footage of the F80 M3 making its rounds on BMW’s winter test track.
We now have our first Singapore Grey F10 M5 delivery! The car went to lucky M5POST member Aussie F10M. As with all our other new M5 owners so far, he’s hardly able to contain his gushing, but that seems to be the trend with most everyone who experiences the 2012 BMW M5.
Aussie F10M has been kind enough to share his experience so far as well as some photos of his new baby, so please read on inside.
AC Schnitzer has revealed its ACS5 M5 Tuning Package ahead of its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow next week. The ACS5 package features both cosmetic and performance enhancements.
The F10 M5’s already potent S63Tu motor receives a power increase (via ECU tune) to 620hp / 790Nm (582lb-ft) torque. The growl coming from the M5 is enhanced via the AC Schnitzer twin sports silencer with valve control, with its chrome tailpipes.
The M5 is lowered on AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit and wheel options are the Type VIII racing and forged alloy rims in 21 inch, Type V forged alloy wheels in 20 inch and Type IV BiColor rims in the same size.
The ACS5 is covered in a matte blue color they call “Magic Blue” and extra bodywork … CONTINUED
The 2012 M6 coupe and convertible were recently announced and revealed by BMW, but this is the first live public look yet at the M6 coupe in production guise. Even while parked, the M6 and its very aggressive bodywork looks fast!
G-POWER officially announces the full details and specs on its F10 M5 Bi-Tronik III package for the 2012+ BMW M5. Here’s the skinny on the M5 Bi-Tronik III:
640hp (+80hp over factory M5)
573lb-ft torque (+72 over factory M5)
0-100kmh (62mph) in 3.9 seconds
VMAX removed to up top speed to 315kmh / 195mph
Stainless steel sport rear muffler with “Deeptone” technology (4 x 100 mm tailpipes)
G-Power carbon ceramic braking system (up to 396 mm discs)
21″ Forged Silverstone RS and Silverstone Clubsport wheels (3 piece)
265/30 and 305/25 ZR rated tires
Exclusive new Limited Edition BMW M3 Coupé and Convertible models are coming to the UK from March this year. These special interpretations of the legendary high-performance 3 Series are available in a strictly limited, and suitably patriotic, colour palette of Imola Red, Mineral White or Santorini Blue.
Just 500 of these models will be built (Coupé and Convertible combined), each one featuring an edition designation laser cut into the trim inlay on the dashboard. Mechanically, the Limited Edition 500 is unchanged over the M3 in technical specification, using the acclaimed 420hp V8 engine, M-specific chassis with either six-speed manual or seven-speed M DCT transmission.
The three striking exterior colours of the BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 are complemented by the characteristic M-car signature details of the kidney grille … CONTINUED
The upcoming flagship M car - the M6 Gran Coupe, has now begun cold weather testing in Sweden.
It will directly challenge the 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG by utilizing the best BMW has to offer in terms of quality of materials and powertrain. The M6 Gran Coupe will be powered by the 4.4L twin turbo V8 S63Tu engine, but may very well feature a power bump from the standard M6 coupe and cabrio’s 560hp (maybe in the range of +20hp or so) in order to give it the leading power figure among all M models. Power will be delivered via a standard 7-Speed DCT transmission.
The M6 Gran Coupe’s premiere should come in the second half of this year (in the Fall) we believe.
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It’s been a while since the last F80 M3 spy photos, but we’ve now spotted the next generation F80 BMW M3 Sedan undergoing winter testing in Sweden. Compared to the previous spyshots, the F80 prototype has lost a bit of camouflage - mostly at the rear which now shows the tail lights in their full glory. The car’s appearance is low, wide, and impressive with massive fender flares. The M3’s kidney grilles are also very obviously styled in a sleeker/sportier shape than the F30 3 series sedan.
We also spot 4 piston fixed caliper brakes at the front and 2 piston fixed piston calipers at the rear axle, mated to the M trademark slotted drilled brake discs. BMW M’s newly developed active rear differential will likely make … CONTINUED
It seems that the 2012 M5 (F10) increasingly needs to look to full out sports cars in order to find the appropriate competition. Multiple outlets have already compared it against the Nissan GT-R and now Autoweek pits the F10 M5 against the Jaguary XKR-S in a showdown of two cars which possess both gentlemanlike and hooligan traits.