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 release below), which is welcome news for manual transmission fans. Both transmission will be available immediately upon US launch.
The model shown at NAIAS is equipped with DCT, but BMW promised a “short throw shift linkage topped with a black leather … CONTINUED
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.
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 plenty of those inside as well!
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.
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 (1:26.40)
BMW 1M Coupe (1:26.50)
C63 AMG Coupe (1:27.70)
New F10 M5 video, featuring a technical discussion and explanation of the engine and transmission. Some great insight into the inner workings of this new Bavarian beast. We’ve translated the video for you inside.
Autocar UK places Steve Sutcliffe behind the wheel of the F10 M5 for some BMW hoonage. Sure, a 560hp/501lb-ft torque RWD monster can drift, but the question here is - how far will it drift?
No surprise to anyone, the answer is FAR! According to Sutcliffe, the fast steering system and monster torque make the F10 M5 a cinch to throw around, and it shows in this video.
M5 hoonage video inside!
We previously posted the video of a drifting BMW F10 M5 on a beach in Wales in support of the BMW London 2012 Performance Team. Now see how it was shot, at the direction of the Director, Stephen Blackman, and at the hands of the Driver, Wolfgang Weber.
While US customers are still waiting for the new F10 M5 to hit showroom floors later next year, European tuners have begun to have access to and tinker with the 2013 M5. Germany based tuner PP Performance have posted the first independent dyno runs of the F10 M5.
This F10 M5 put down 444 BHP to the wheels on a MAHA LPS 3000 dyno. This translates to an estimated engine power of 573.7 BHP and 721 NM of torque.
Other tuners such as G-Power have already got their hands on and begun tuning on the F10 M5. And with tuners already achieving 750hp with the S63 motor from the X5M/X6M (such as the Manhart biturbo M3), expect the same 700+ hp mark from tuned F10 M5’s.
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