Our coverage of M cars from this weekend’s BMW M Experience at the Indianapolis MotoGP continues with the first exhaust clips of the F10 M5 safety car showing off its badass Akropovic exhaust system, the production F10 M5, and some more 1M safety car pics.
The videos below were taken during the M5 safety car’s police escorted drive from the race track to downtown Indianapolis, where it was shown off to BMW M Experience VIPs and passerbys.
We’ve updated with even more photos of the F10 M5 safety car, official safety car of the MotoGP, which is making its debut this weekend to M VIP at the Indianapolis MotoGP race.
The new photos feature the M5 safety car posing on the race track, as well as some pics from the police escort it received from the track to downtown Indianapolis. It drew quite a crowd in front of the hotel as you can see!
The Indianapolis MotoGP race takes places this weekend and BMW is putting on a BMW M Experience for a lucky group of 50 M enthusiasts who have signed up for the event, which starts today and ends Sunday.
Besides the special access to the MotoGP race and paddocks, BMW will be providing these enthusiasts with hot laps in M safety cars driven by M school instructors, as well as a personal presentation of the F10 M5 sedan by M executives. They will also get the world’s first look at the F10 M5 safety car, the first pics of which we’ve posted below.
We’ll have full details on the F10 M5 safety car soon, but what know so far is that it features an Akropovic lightweight titanium race exhaust, … CONTINUED
Here’s the full feature video we’ve anxiously been waiting for since yesterday: The BMW M5 Green Hell Drive and Fly event. M-Power.com invited six lucky BMW M enthusiasts to drive and experience the all-new BMW M5 on the Ring earlier this month. This video captured their experience.
We’ve also added some photos showing the making of this video. Enjoy!
The German F10 M5 configurator has gone online — at BMW Germany’s website. F10 M5 intent owners and tire kickers can now see the different M5 configurations available (at least for Germany).
The Configurator can be found at http://www.bmw.de/de/de/general/conf…figurator.html
The BMW.com M5 visualizer has also been available since June.
The F10 M5 starts at 102,700 euros in Germany (equivalent of 148,129 USD). For comparison, the last price for the E60 M5 (Sep 2010) was EUR 94,700 which means a price increase of roughly 8.5%. Applying the same increase of 8.5% to the last US price (2010 M5) of $85,700, the new BMW M5 would be priced at $93,000 for the US. (* It’s important to note however that the U.S. market doesn’t just follow other markets and … CONTINUED
The 2012 M5 (F10) will come in a fairly extensive choice of colors, including some beautiful individual exterior color options. One of the individual exterior color options is Brilliant White Metallic, which we’ve spotted hanging out at BMW M HQ in Garching, Germany.
Besides the individual brilliant white metallic exterior paint, the this M5 also has other individual options, such as the black painted mirrors and wheels. The red leather interior looks great set off against the white and black exterior color scheme.
As for not having blue brakes, it’s probably because it’s not a production M5, but a factory test car.
We’ve put together a color preview guide for the F10 M5, which can be seen at http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546540
Now that the F10 M5 has been revealed, the natural question for potential owners is what the 2012 M5 sales and production schedule will be? We break it down inside:
M5 Debut Schedule:
World public debut - M Festival (June 22, 2011)
UK public debut - Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 1-3, 2011)
Autoshow debut - Frankfurt IAA autoshow (September 15-25, 2011)
US public debut - LA Autoshow (November 18-27, 2011)
Asia public debut - Tokyo Autoshow (December 3-11, 2011)
M5 Sales Begin:
European sales - November 2011
Asian sales - January 2012
US sales - Spring 2012
M5 Production Schedule (for US):
Begins March 2012 (see full F10 schedule inside)
Attendees at the M Driving Experience at the Salzburg Ring were lucky enough to witness in person two of BMW M’s newest creations - the BMW F10 M5 and the limited edition lightweight M3 CRT. Both of these cars were revealed to the public for the first time at BMW M Night event at the M Festival during the 24 Hours Nurburgring race. Live event photos can be found here and here.
A Bimmertoday reader was able to snag these photos and some startup videos. The new M5 seen here is painted in a unique Individual Champagne Quartz Metallic color.
Sometime in the first half of August, certain selected registered users from the M-Power.com Closed Room will be chosen to be the first handful of people to drive the all new F10 M5.
No information as to the test drive locale yet, but be sure to register regardless, as you can always decline later (though you’d be crazy to )
In order to have the chance to be selected at all, you must be registered in the M-Power.com Closed Room, so be sure to sign up at http://www.m-power.com/_open/b/closedroom.jsp?lang=en