BMW of North America today announced that the all-new 560 horsepower 2013 M5 Sedan will participate in the grueling One Lap of America event starting May 4, 2012. Instructors from the BMW Performance Center, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will drive the 3,300 mile tour that originates in South Bend, Indiana and incorporates highway, skid pad, drag strip, and closed course racing during the eight day event.
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Nicely produced video of an Alpine White F10 M5 looking beautiful and matching the Slovenian winter setting. Produced and shot by Makoma Novo Mesto.
We previously reported that the 2013 M5 (F10) US pricing will be announced upon the 2012 NYIAS which takes place the first week of April. We’ve now learned that the 2013 M6 Coupe and 2012 Convertible [official info] US pricing will also be released at the same time.
The 2012 M5 was recently announced for the Canadian market at a starting price of $101,500 CAD. Expect the US pricing for the 2013 M5 to be somewhere in the high-$80k to mid-$90k range. And if the previous generation … CONTINUED
Motortrend gets its hand on the F10 M5 for an in depth evaluation and performance testing. They achieved an impressive 3.7sec 0-60mph and 11.9sec quarter mile (@ 120.3mph).
Along the way they call the F10 M5 probably the best M5 ever, from driver feedback to all-out performance. We see their complaint about the large gap between comfort and sport mode as a positive as it means that the new M5′s range and effectiveness while wearing its many hats is better than ever.
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Site member and renowned driver Advevo shows how much driving skill equalizes the power and performance difference between cars. The 1M is no slouch but on paper it gives up much to the lightweight M3 GTS, but Advevo manages to keep it a very close race on this Nurbrugring lap.
This lap by Advevo in his 1M was completed in just 7.45, an impressive task in and of itself.
As seen here, the first batch of 2012 BMW M5 models for the North American market (Canada) have completed production and are now loaded on carriers to begin their journey to owners in Canada!
Canada gets the F10 M5 before the US, with limited allocations of 2012 model year M5s available. The full Canadian 2012 M5 price list (full list) was released recently, with the starting base price set at $101,500 CAD.
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Our Canadian members members hailing from the GTA (greater Toronto Area) are some of the biggest BMW enthusiasts around and it showed this past weekend when the GTA BMW M enthusiasts gathered for a hugely successful meet. Over 50 M cars showed up for the event. Most were current generation M3s but there were also older M3s, as well as Z4 Ms. Check out photos and videos from the event inside!
We announced last week that the 2012 M5 would start at just $101,500 for Canada, lower than the outgoing E60 M5. The full Canadian 2012 BMW M5 price list guide is now available and posted. Check it out inside.
CAR Magazine is next up with its M5 comparo in which the F10 M5 is matched against the E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR. The question asked is whether the new M5 can relclaim the title of best super saloon? See for yourself inside.
The Canadian price for the 2012 BMW M5 is in, starting at $101,500. Impressively, this costs less than the outgoing E60 M5 by several thousand!
Full pricing information inside and below:
Base $101,500 + only available package option
Executive Package $9,500
- Soft Close Doors
- Electric Rear Sunshade
- Ventilated Seats
- Active Seats
- BMW Individual reading lights
- M Multifunction Seats
- High Beam Assistant
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Blind Spot Dection
- Surround View
- Head Up Display
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The BMW F10 M5 ring taxi started testing this week upon the opening of the Nurburgring testing season and we’ve now spotted not just one, but twin M5 ring taxis making their rounds on the Nurburgring, presumably for some final tweaking and evaluation. See some footage of the ring taxis inside.
We’ve posted plenty of spy photos and videos of the next generation M3 sedan (F80) but this is the first high speed chase video we’ve seen, and the chase car is no slouch. Watch as a tuned BMW 1M coupe (with 420hp) pushes a F80 M3 prototype to 240+km/h on the Autobahn.
The F80 M3 is due to debut in the second half of 2013, likely for market release in Europe at the end of 2013 and in the US early 2014.