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04/04/2012    10:17 AM
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On the occasion of the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), BMW has announced U.S. pricing for the 2013 BMW M5. Including destination and handling, the all-new BMW M5 is priced at $90,695.

Compared to the last U.S. M5 price (2010 E60 M5) of $85,700, that’s a price increase of ‘only’ $5,000 or 5.8%. Some other markets saw bigger price increases (UK, Germany) while the price for the M5 in Canada is even lower than for the outgoing model.

As we reported before, BMW has decided to wait for the 2013 BMW M5 and skip the 2012 model year. As production for the 2013 models will start in July 2012, we expect the first M5 models to hit U.S. dealer showroom floors in September. There are no … CONTINUED

04/04/2012    10:16 AM
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On the occasion of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), BMW has announced U.S. pricing for the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and the 2012 BMW M6 Convertible. Including destination and handling, the all-new BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible will carry a MSRP of $106,995 and $113,995, respectively.

Compared to the last U.S. price (2010 M6 models) of $102,350 and $108,150 respectively, that’s a price increase of $4,600 or 4.5% for the M6 Coupe and $5,800 or 5.4% for the M6 Convertible.

The 2012 M6 Convertible will be first to hit US showroom floors in June with the 2013 M6 Coupe to follow in September (just as with the M5, production of the M6 Coupe starts in July 2012).

Here’s a summary of the M6 coupe … CONTINUED

04/02/2012    12:42 PM
COMMENTS: 162

Lovely Spring days bring warmer weather but it also returns BMW prototypes to Nürburgring testing, and we’ve just spied on video the king of all current BMW prototypes – the much-anticipated [B]F80 M3 Sedan[/B]. Powered by an inline 6 or V6 displacing more than 3 litres good for roughly 450hp and featuring up to 3 turbos (with possible electric turbo), the new M3 is set to be better than its predecessor in any and every regard, as usual. BMW will again offer both a 6-speed manual and an (optional) 7-speed double clutch transmission for the M3.

As we’ve oft repeated, the new 2014 F80 M3 may be the only M3 model BMW will offer for the next generation as rumors suggest that the F82 … CONTINUED

04/01/2012    8:00 PM
COMMENTS: 135

Over the past four days BMW has been wining and dining the lucky recipients of sales awards (including site sponsor Ryan Amico of Steve Thomas BMW) at the BMW Sales Award 2011 event. The F12/F13 M6 convertible and coupe were on hand as well as the F10 M5.

This represents the first showing of the F12 M6 convertible, which will make its auto show debut next week at the 2012 NYIAS. Hotlap rides were given in the F10 M5.

Check out the event photos inside.

03/31/2012    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 42

The F10 M5 will not hit US shores until August/September, but that hasn’t stopped US members from imagining how they will configure their future M5s. Some even already have project M5 plans, such as this M5POST member who plans a Java Green M5 project car, inspired by the BMW Individual Java Green M3s we’ve seen come out of Europe and the BMW M dealership in Munich.

Check out a preview of the project Java Green M5 and some plans inside.

03/28/2012    4:28 PM
COMMENTS: 79

After a few months of cold weather testing in the frozen climate of Sweden, the 2014 M3 F80 sedan has returned to further honing where it most belongs and excels – on the Nurburgring track. As we approach the warmer months we should begin to see it undergo hot weather testing where it will hopefully shed some more camouflage for the sake of adequate cooling.

In this sighting, we get some good close looks at the F80 M3 kidney grilles which we’ve pointed out before as being sleeker/sportier than that on the F30 3 Series. The production side view mirrors (which also be sportier in shape) have not yet been installed on any prototypes.

4 piston fixed brake calipers stop the front wheels while 2 piston fixed brakes … CONTINUED

03/28/2012    2:15 PM
COMMENTS: 24

The folks at TheRightWrong reviews the 2012 M5 F10 and gives us a unique look deep into Singapore’s exclusive BMW M dealership – Munich Auto.

03/27/2012    1:00 PM
COMMENTS: 54

Congrats to M5POST member DonCantona (from Qatar) for taking delivery of his monte carlo blue M5 F10! He gives us a brief owner’s review along with some nice blue eye candy.

US M5 F10 pricing will be released next week upon the 2012 NYIAS and production of US market cars begin in July. Canadian market M5s have begun to come off the production line on their way to Canadian members.

03/26/2012    6:07 PM
COMMENTS: 25

On this episode of Ignition (Episode 9), Carlos Lago finds out what happens when you strap a pair of turbos to an M car. Does this latest M5 live up to the legend of the naturally aspirated M5s of yore? View episode inside.