First and foremost. The photos are only renderings based on what the magazine believes the car will look like. (If you want to see what the car will likely look like, our collection of spy photos are here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=f10+m5&…bimmerpost.com. The most revealed of the spyphoto sets is this one: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303014).
But on to the guts of the story. The car itself is destined to arrive in late 2010/2011 as a 2011 model. CAR magazine expects that the car will have:
4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo
578bhp, 530lb ft
155mph limited top speed
Unlimited top speed 188mph
The 4.4l V8 M engine would be the … CONTINUED
It’s been some time since an M5 spotting, but this test F10 M5 was just spotted testing at the Nordschleife. The new M5 has been confirmed to have a turbocharged V8 as its powerplant.
Latest details on the 2011 F10 M5, including debut date, V8 turbo engine, transmission, suspension, aerodynamics, and appearance.
Last week we posted a video of the M5 on the nubrugring. We now bring you a longer (and clearer sounding) video. Enjoy!
Looks like both the regular F10 5-series and the F10 M5 have been busy being tested in Germany. Latest pics as of 10/8/09.
BMW insiders have confirmed that the next F10 M5 engine will be BMW’s turbocharged 4.4L V8 as seen in the current X6M / X5M, good for 555hp/500tq.
Here are photos of the upcoming F10 M5 spotted for the first time without a camoflage suit, with only camoflage tape and a bumper covering.
Here it is folks! The F10 M5 front bumper design has finally been exposed! Borrowing heavily from the current M3, it looks right at home on the M5.
The first confirmed prototype for the next-generation BMW M5 has been spotted testing on the Nürburgring. A thin fabric bra covering the prototype’s front fascia can’t hide the clear M-style front-bumper design. With BMW M’s trademark quad exhaust set-up poking out from the rear bumper, and large, cross-drilled rotors accenting the beefed-up braking system, the prototype has all of the necessary ///M cues.
Reports still vary on what engine will power the next M5. Earlier reports spoke of increasing the displacement of today’s 5.0-liter V10 to 5.5-liters, perhaps augmented with turbocharging. With the arrival of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engines in the X5M and X6M, new reports suggest that this engine may be on tap for the next M5 and M6 as well. <br /><br />
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