European Car reviews the new BMW M5 F10, which they call BMW’s twin turbo superhero. Their conclusion? The new M5 is every bit as tractable as the E60 M5 and its chassis and brakes are flat out superior. Unlike the E60 M5, the new M5 is more user friendly.
Take a visual journey through the BMW M5′s history. This video from BMW starts us from BMW M’s beginnings in motorsports and goes on to cycle through the various BMW M5s, from the E28 M5 to the current F10 M5.
BMW M5 Genealogy:
E28 M5 (1985–1988)
E34 M5 (1989–1995)
E39 M5 (1998–2003)
E60 M5 (2005–2010)
F10 M5 (2012 -)
KKS has released its performance exhaust system for the 2012 BMW M5 (F10). The 3″ axle-back system raises the open valve sound of the M5 exhaust from 93db to 108db.
Video and first photos of the exhaust system as well as the first F10 M5 fitted with whiteline lights.
Congratulations to our member clar for taking delivery of the first frozen grey F10 M5! This isn’t clar’s first frozen gray M car though as the M5 will join his frozen grey M3! He gives us his full owner experience so far, together with some excellent photos of the beautiful frozen gray and sakhir orange interior combination.
Watch and listen as a short throttle test within a dealership produces some impressive sounds from the 2012 M5 (F10). Listen to those pops on deceleration!
Here’s a terrific and very informative interview with the engineer behind all of the technology (excepting electronics) of the 2012 F10 M5.
Maximilian Ahme answers many questions and speaks on many topics regarding the F10 M5, including engine, transmission and differential, efficient dynamics technologies, AWD, chassis, performance, and more. This is a must-read interview for any M5 fans.
2012 BMW DTM driver Augusto Farfus Jr. takes a group of ragdolls (aka passengers) around in the F10 M5 as he demonstrates both the new M5′s power and handling, as well as his professional racing skills. Check out the video inside.
Since its recent European market introduction, many a M5 fan has been waiting to see the tuning potential of the new F10 M5 and its beefy 560hp bi-turbo S63Tu engine. The first F10 M5 ECU tune has now been released, by the German tuning company, PP-Performance.
They were recently able to crack the factory ECU and their Stage 1 tune added:
Gains: +60hp and +70Nm (51lb-ft) torque
New total output: 620 HP / 750Nm (553lb-ft) torque
The price for the stage 1 tune has been set at 3,499 € (euros). Their Stage 2 tune is already in the works, so expect even higher modified numbers from the F10 M5 soon.
With tuners already achieving 750hp with the S63 motor from the X5M/X6M (such as the Manhart biturbo M3), expect the same … CONTINUED
On display at the 2012 Qatar Motor Show is the very first BMW F10 M5 in Melbourne Red. Melbourne Red isn’t offered as a standard color on the F10 M5 so this is a BMW Individual product.
It’s being shown with matt aluminum window which is part of the “Individual exterior line” no-cost option for the M5 F10.