Posts Tagged ‘bmw m forum’


First BMW F10 M5 Crash =(

01/18/2012 at 10:00 AM
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We’re not sure why we’re compelled to report the first crashes for each new BMW model, but perhaps it’s to serve as a warning to all our members to always drive with caution, and/or maybe its just a bit of a rubber-necker syndrome.

The first reported F10 M5 crash has unfortunately just occurred today. This M5 is on its way to the BMW dealer at The Hague (BMW Den Haag) for assessment and repairs.

Upon first glance, it appears that only the front end and bumper were damaged, … CONTINUED

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Right now, there are two very interesting BMWs that have either been released or are about to be released. Namely, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (just released) and the F12 BMW M6 which is literally on the verge of official release.

And so, speculation has rightly so centered around the possibility of the ultimate BMW M sedan, a combination of the 6 Series GC and the M6, a car to challenge and crush the 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG. Well, BMW has answered the call and … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot

BMW F10 M5 Launches in Singapore

01/16/2012 at 4:15 PM
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The F10 M5 has officially launched to the Singapore market and BMW held a launch event to mark the occasion. Our members in attendance brings us a few photos from the event, which featured appropriately, a Singapore Grey M5.

Also a neat video of the F10 M5′s S63tu engine’s cams in action, the DCT transmission, and the M5′s suspension/brakes.

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No, this isn’t a shot from outside the Leipzig factory where the 1M was manufactured. This is from a Southern California 1ADDICTS meet where no less than 20 1M coupes gathered this past weekend for a meet & greet. No surprise as the SoCal area is likely to have the biggest concentration of 1Ms in any single geographic area in the world. Check out the great photos inside.

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The first 1M + 1-series 1addicts Family get together in Australia was held in Sydney, Australia recently at the Dose Espresso cafe on the Northshore. A good turnout from the local and not so local BMW community.

A Very Blue BMW M5 Photoshoot

01/13/2012 at 12:30 PM
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Here is a “Very Blue” BMW F10 M5 professional photoshoot by the always talented and forum member TOMiRRi. Monte Carlo Blue is the official marketing color for the F10 M5 and we have never seen it looking better than in these photos. The desaturated setting in these photos really focuses the viewer on the vibrant and eye catching Monte Carlo Blue M5.

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An interview with Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President of BMW M GmbH. In it, he gives review for the successful year 2011 and explains the philosophy behind the new BMW M category of cars: the BMW M Performance Automobiles Range.

We also get the best look yet at the upcoming X6 M50d in LCI/facelifted form.

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For months now, there have been signs and clues pointing to the potential release of several M tuned BMW models which will create a new category of models to fill the gap between the standard series cars and their M versions. It’s now just been officially announced by BMW M! See inside for BMW M’s full official announcement.

So what rumored models can we expect to launch this new category of BMWs? The following three rumored models should all come with the criteria just announced by … CONTINUED

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The F10 M5 just recently hit the European market and won’t be released in the US until around September 2012, but as with most M cars, the aftermarket for new models from M seem to develop very quickly.

Kelleners Sport has just announced its fully adjustable coilover suspension kit for the newly released BMW M5 (F10).

The Kelleners F10 M5 coilovers feature separate and independently adjustable rebound and compression damping, allowing for tailored uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping … CONTINUED

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We have finally been able to obtain a final US 1M production figure for all those curious. The final count for US 1Ms was 740 units, per BMWNA M Manager, Matt Russell

The very first one imported was the Valencia Orange 1M Pace Car which debuted at the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona.

We received some insight at the Detroit NAIAS as to the reason the 1M production run wasn’t extended into the 2012 model year. It was not due to any issues related to engine/emissions certification, … CONTINUED

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Here’s our coverage on the 2013 F10 M5 on display at the 2012 Detroit NAIAS.

BMW confirmed to us today that the 2013 F10 M5 (no 2012 model will be available in the US) will begin production for the US market in July 2012, with deliveries taking place a couple of months after that. No word on pricing yet which will be announced closer to the US market launch.

It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual transmission (now officially official, per the … CONTINUED

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Ben Barry at CAR magazine was apparently on Santa’s good-boys list as he’s currently driving a F10 M5 long term tester. And although he’s only had a few hundred miles behind the seat of this new M5, that’s more than nearly anyone else who’s not a BMW employee. So what’s Ben got to say about the M5 so far? Let’s have a look.

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The new BMW M5 (F10) boasts 560hp, so it’s no wonder there have been many high/top speed run videos involving BMW M’s newest model. Here’s yet another high speed run in the F10 M5, up to 270 km/h.

Past videos have run to higher speeds (300 km/h video and 315 km/h video), but this is still fun to see.

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The BMW F10 M5 has arrived! In a member’s driveway that is. Congrats to Chris as the proud new owner of a beautiful Silverstone II F10 M5, the very first delivery on BIMMERPOST / 5POST. The silver beast will join an already impressive garage which boasts the M3 GTS and 1M Coupe.

Chris shares his owner’s impression with us inside, along with some great comparisons to the M3 GTS and 1M. And of course no delivery announcement is complete without photos, so there’s … CONTINUED

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Check out our first delivered Frozen Silver BMW M3 Competition Edition coupe. The lucky new owner is M3POST’s PNWM3.

The 2012 M3 Competition Edition featuring Frozen Silver exterior paint and other enhancements was produced to honor the 40 years since the founding of BMW M in 1972. Production for the US was limited to just 40 identically-equipped cars. They were sold out in minutes. Each features BMW Individual Frozen Silver Metallic exterior paint with a deep metallic luster to accentuate the athletic lines … CONTINUED

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Site member Advevo, who has extensive professional racing experience, shares his F10 M5 test drive and review with us. Click through for his thoughts on the M5 experience and great driving footage with some great M5 hoonage.

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Any M3 GTS fans out there? If you are, you’ll be sure to love this video of six M3 GTS and a supercharged G-Power M3 GTS running at the Nurburgring.

The limited edition M3 GTS, which was available only in Europe, featured 450bhp, with a weight of 3278lbs.

The G-Power M3 GTS adds forced induction to the factory GTS via a supercharger. The regular version pumps out 635hp / 630Nm torque, while the Tornado RS version is good for a 720hp and 700Nm of torque!

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This F10 M5 on-track video from the Circuit Magny-Cours in France is one of the best track videos we’ve seen, effectively conveying the sounds and sensations of tracking the 2013 M5. Recorded by MotorSport, the video captures an entire single lap around the track. If you like exhaust burble, you’ll love this video.

The F10 M5 records a time of 1:24.89 minutes, stacking it up against some impressive competition:

458 Italia (1:20.16)
Mercedes SLS (1:23.50)
Panamera Turbo S (1:24.55)
911 997 C2S (1:24.57)
F10 M5 (1:24.89)
Audi RS5 … CONTINUED