Along with the 4 Series and X5, which had their media launch this past week in Seattle and Vancouver, BMW also brought out the 2014 5 535d (with LCI refresh) and the 2014 M5 with competition package for us to check out. Here are some on-location photos of the 535d M Sport and M5 Competition (this M5 does not wear the Competition Package wheels which come with the package).
The 535d is new for the US market for the 2014 model year. A 3.0-liter twinpower turbo … CONTINUED
A BIMMERPOST member completes his BMW European Delivery in what was a family trip of a lifetime. He, his wife, and their two boys flew direct form the Yukon, Canada to Germany. They picked up the car on August 13th and headed for Como, Italy via the Swiss alps. They returned a few days later through the Swiss alps via some mountain passes heading for the black forest.
The trip also included a trip to the Nurburgring. Catch his entire photo journal inside.
Our first member to take delivery of a refreshed LCI F10 M5 with competition package. This one is an eye catcher in Sakhir Orange exterior with Sakhir Orange interior. Specs:
Sakhir Orange Metallic
Sakhir Orange Full Merino Leather with Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
ZCP Competition Package (with 2TX [601M] Wheels)
ZDB Driver Assistance Plus
ZEC Executive Package
ZLP Lighting Package
6F2 Bang & Olufsen Sound System
6UK Night Vision
Catch the photos inside.
We have posted even more technical details on the 2014 M5 and M6 Competition Package, including actual changes in spring rates, damping rates, stabilizer rates, steering ratios, torque/power output, and other details.
While we were in Portugal for the 4 Series Coupe launch, we also had a first look and drive of the M5 and M6 with Competition Package [full details]. We’ll be sharing some first drive thoughts soon, but for now, have a look and listen at the cars in action. None of the cars in the photos are equipped with the 20″ Competition Package wheels, but you can see them in action in the videos below.
For those not familiar with the M5/M6 Competition Package, it … CONTINUED
Have a look at a beautiful F10 M5 in Individual San Marino Blue, which is an M color exclusive to the M6, that is unless you choose to go the BMW Individual route, which is what this M5POST member has done.
BMW Japan has announced a new limited edition F10 M5 dubbed the “BMW M5 Nighthawk.” Only 10 of these limited M5s will be made and delivery will take place in October. It comes in at a price of ¥ 18,200,000 ($179,888 USD equivalent).
The M5 Nighthawk features:
M5 Competition Package (without Competition Wheels)
7-speed M DCT
Individual Frozen Black paint
M carbon-ceramic brake system
LED Head Lights
We promised recently to try to get answers for some commonly asked questions our members have about the M5 and M6 Competition Package which begins production this month, and here they are below. First, a primer on the package:
2014 Competition Package details:
Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle … CONTINUED
A M5POST member shares his experience with his F10 M5 at the BMW CCA HPDE event at Barber Motorsport Park.
Listen to these two M5 beasts sounding off against each other with their V10 and V8 engines, paired with Eisenmann exhausts.
Videos featuring drag races which pit a Stage 2 Hartge F10 M5 (650 HP) against Aston Martin Vanquish as well as a PP-Performance tuned F13 M6 Coupe (680 HP).
A group of Indonesian BMW M customers flew in to Malaysia to participate in BMW M Track Days 2013 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. They got the chance to drive a fleet of BMW M cars (M3, M5, M6, M6 Gran Coupe) lead by BMW Driving Instructors. Most of the cars have BMW Individual special paintwork and upholstery, which looks AMAZING in person!
Supersprint gives us a look into their F10 M5 research and development process and the results of that process.
iND shares video and audio of their project F10 M5 with AMS catless downpipes matched to Eisenmann Race 4x102mm tips and Eisenmann center pipes.
The result sounds downright vicious!
Follow along Active Autowerke’s build of their F10 M5 “Land Yacht” Build.
A man and fiancee from Orange County, California, travel all the way to Munich, Germany for delivery of their beautiful new Azurite Black Individual F10 M5 sedan.
They share their experience with us, in both words and images. Please have a look and share in their experience.
A review by a M5POST member of the Watkins Glen 2-Day Track Event with his F10 M5.
We have uploaded the 2014 BMW M5 LCI (facelift) price and order guide, with pricing for the new Competition Package.