It seems that the 2012 M5 (F10) increasingly needs to look to full out sports cars in order to find the appropriate competition. Multiple outlets have already compared it against the Nissan GT-R and now Autoweek pits the F10 M5 against the Jaguary XKR-S in a showdown of two cars which possess both gentlemanlike and hooligan traits.
Watch these triple tire killing machines from BMW burn up some rubber in a drift/burnout demonstration in Mexico.
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 -)
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!
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.
Sometimes it’s mad fun (and great sounding) to rip off some revs in your BMW in enclosed spaces such as tunnels or underground garage. So how would the 560hp F10 M5 MotoGP Safety Car with its Akrapovic exhaust system sound in the BMW Welt? As you can see in the video inside, pretty damn awesome!
The F10 M5 has officially launched to the Singapore market and BMW held a launch event to mark the occasion. Our members in attendance brings us a few photos from the event, which featured appropriately, a Singapore Grey M5.
Also a neat video of the F10 M5′s S63tu engine’s cams in action, the DCT transmission, and the M5′s suspension/brakes.
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.
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 … CONTINUED
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 … CONTINUED