According to an Autocar source, Arnd Meyer, the head engineer responsible for chassis engineering of all recent AMG models, including the SLS AMG Black Series, has left Mercedes and joined BMW M.
The source says that Meyer will eventually head BMW M’s chassis, powertrain and electronics development, although an AMG spokesperson has suggested that a contractual agreement (presumably, a non-compete clause in his employment contract) may prevent him from doing so for some period of time.
This news comes on the heels of this recent report that BMW M may be looking into offering models that compete with AMG Black Series models, in terms of exclusivity. Could BMW M’s pickup of Meyer be related? We shall see…
The 2012 BMW M5 (F10) has officially launched in UK dealers today! On display at the Harold Wood dealership are gorgeous F10 M5s in Monte Carlo Blue and Singapore Grey. Check out some launch photos inside.
Here’s the best live action footage of the F10 M5, from full throttle runs on the Ascar Race Resort Track, to spirited driving in the Spanish mountains, and cruising in the city streets.
The 2012 F10 M5 continues making its testing rounds, but for the first time has been spotted with camoflaged production intent rear bumper and sideskirts. Stay tuned as the M5s striptease continues!
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The F10 M5 continues its performance testing while sheeding some camoflage to reveal much more of its front end design. The beautiful front bumper shape and lines are now very clearly visible, as well is most of the hood. The upcoming M5 will be powered by a twin turbo V8 rumored to produce 578hp.
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Here are the latest spy shots of the upcoming BMW M5, these photos are hot off the press, taken today! Pirelli and BMW are testing different tire combinations for this car, for which the final setup will be of paramount importance. As always, you can find our complete M5 Spyshots collection here.
Can anyone identify the different tire combinations?
Jalopnik brings us these new photos of the BMW M5 test prototype spotted out testing. The upcoming M5 will be powered by a twin turbo V8 rumored to produce 578hp.
5post member Alpine325ci (Gerald Alvarez) continues his stunning M5 photoshops. What we’re seeing are not only beautiful impressions of the F10 M5, but also some of the most life-like versions we’ve seen. Full set of new images inside.