The famous E60 M5 Ring Taxi was retired at the end of the 2010 season, with the E90 M3 Ring Taxi taking over duties for 2011. With the introduction of the all new M5 (F10) however, it looks the mighty M5 will again resume its Ring Taxi duties for the upcoming year/season.
Seen here for the first time is the F10 M5 Ring Taxi hitting the ring wearing its Ring Taxi uniform - in white with M stripes and Ring Taxi decals. It underwent many laps of hard testing runs on one of the first days of the 2012 Nurburgring testing season and it appears ready to begin taking passengers when the ride season begins.
It will be driven by the instructors from the BMW Driving Experience Program … CONTINUED
Remember the M5-M3-S1000 burnout videos posted recently? BMW Mexico has released a video from the same event, which shows some on track action between the M3, S1000RR superbike, and F10 M5 piloted by BMW DTM driver Augusto Farfus.
We had the opportunity to sit down with the gracious Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, current BMW M GmbH President, at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow last week. We were primarily interested in discussing future M models and developments and here’s what we are able to report.
Is it safe to assume that will there will be a successor to the popular 1M coupe?
We sold more than 5000 units worldwide and we are thinking for a successor, but we haven’t made a decision yet.
We’ve seen next generation M3 sedan prototypes for a while now. What M3 variants can we expect for the next generation?
The M3 is an icon and it’s very important for us to make it a perfect fit for our customer. It has to be a … CONTINUED
We continue to spy the BMW F80 M3 sedan conducting winter testing in the frozen surroundings of Northern Sweden. This time we’ve got 3+ minutes of footage on the next generation 2014 M3.
The all new 2012 BMW M5 (F10) Top Gear episode has just aired. We won’t play spoiler, but BMW and M5 fans will be pleased. It’s reviewed by Richard Hammond and pitted against the predecessor E60 M5 as well. Check out the video and review inside.
The 2012 BMW M5 F10 finally gets its time on Top Gear tomorrow, March 11 on BBC UK. Richard Hammond will be the reviewer and in an attempt to prove it is better than a jet plane, pits May in a jet plane to beat him in a lap of the track. UK members set your TV recorders, and everyone else, look for clips online soon after the episode airs at 8PM UK time. Small preview inside.
Check out our walkaround video of the 2013 BMW M6 coupe from its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Also see the impressive attention to detail on the M6 coupe by BMW with its functional underside/rear diffuser.
The all new 2012 BMW M6 coupe (official info thread) is the star of the BMW display at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow, based on our affinity for the car and how swarmed the car was. It’s no wonder given the M6’s hard-to-miss Sakhir Orange color, sculpted carbon fiber roof, and very aggressive bodywork.
And the F13 M6 coupe has got the performance to match its looks. Its 560hp/502 lb-ft torque propels it from 0-62mph in only 4.2 seconds (compared to M6 convertible’s 4.3 sec and M5’s 4.4 sec). The model on display also features the optional M carbon ceramic brakes which reduce fade and reduce weight by 19.4 kg (42.8 lb) over the standard brakes.
Expect the M6 to hit the US market around September. For all M6 … CONTINUED
Here is the full Canadian F10 M5 Product Guide and Planning Bulletin. There are no prices listed yet, but the full set of options, packages, and configurations are revealed for Canada.
Why has BMW Canada released this guide before BMW USA? Canada is actually receiving the F10 M5 before the US, with a certain limited allocations of 2012 model year M5s available (March 2012 build for April delivery).