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04/05/2012    1:40 PM
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We had the chance to speak to BMW NA M Brand Manager Matt Russell and BMW M Marketing Director Thomas Schemera at the 2012 NYIAS about many things M. We covered some hot topics/models, including the M5, M6, M3 (current and future generation) and M Performance Automobiles.

M5 / M6
Can you tell us about the changes to the 2013 M5 from the 2012 M5? Why the wait for the 2013 model year for the US market?

It’s nothing major. It’s small things; it’s electronics underneath, little computer things. It’s definitely not customer-facing changes and not a great deal of functionality change.

How does the manual transmission affect the M5′s performance?

About 0.10 second 0-60mph difference (slower than DCT). We don’t have official EPA MPG estimates yet, but it’s not much. … CONTINUED

04/05/2012    8:30 AM
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A Frozen Silver (BMW Individual Color) F10 M5 is on display at the 2012 NYIAS, from where BMW has announced the US pricing for the 2013 M5 sedan – starting at $90,695 (destination and handling included).

The preliminary options/standard equipment information for the U.S. 2013 M5 has also been posted yesterday (info here).

The 2013 M5 will begin production in July and begin deliveries in September. Order guides will be available in two weeks and ordering begins on April 23. European delivery is available on dates beginning September 1st.

Frozen silver is among the range of BMW Individual exterior colors recommended for the 2012 M5, including:

Brilliant White Metallic
Frozen Gray Metallic
Frozen Silver Metallic
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04/04/2012    1:30 PM
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Now that the US F10 M5 pricing has been announced, see what the standard options and optional equipment are like. Here is the preliminary information. Ordering for the M5 for the US market starts April 23. Ordering guides will be available in under 2 weeks.

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

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    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.

03/23/2012    12:56 PM
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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.

“The fifth generation M5 will compete for the new ‘Showroom Stock’ recognition within the Luxury Sedan class at One Lap of America, which serves as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate its performance capabilities as well as those of the BMW Performance Center instructors,” said Dan Gubitosa, BMW Performance Center Manager. The new BMW M5 will arrive in authorized US BMW … CONTINUED