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
Dark Chrome finish for kidney grille, side gill and door handles
Full Merino leather interior
Sakhir Orange leather
BMW M Performance carbon interior trim (door trim and instrument … CONTINUED
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 bushings
Active M Differential with a unique tune for the competition package for improved traction
New hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic function with A MORE DIRECT PROGRAMMING to improve agility … CONTINUED
The F80 M3 has been spotted with a camouflaged roof. How is this significant? Well, its brother, the F82 M4 Coupe has often been spotted with a camouflaged roof (as well as an optional top with moonroof), which typically indicates the presence of a carbon fiber roof, but the F80 M3 Sedan has never been seen with a camouflaged top, until now.
This F80 M3 prototype was spotted by a BIMMERPOST member while it undergoes hot weather testing in Las Vegas (where it recently hit 117F degrees) and is accompanied by some F15 X5 M prototypes. Like the M4, this likely indicates a carbon fiber roof for the upcoming M3 – the first time any M3 Sedan will feature such a lightweight roof (the E92 M3 … 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.
A BIMMERPOST member shares his F13 M6 Coupe Performance Center Delivery experience, as well as a review of the car.
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).
Road & Track has a long term M6 Gran Coupe with manual transmission and they’ve put it to some real world testing, achieving some very impressive figures:
0-60 in 3.9 seconds.
0-100 in 8.6 seconds.
Quarter-mile in 12.1 seconds @ 120 mph.
The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe boasts plenty of power out of the box, but adequate power has never stopped the aftermarket from shooting for more.
AC Schnitzer has now tuned the M6 Gran Coupe to an impressive 665 HP / 652 LB-FT, up from the factory quoted 560 HP / 500 LB-FT.
No exact details yet on the hardware upgrades used to achieve these power levels and the software has yet to be finalized, but that should be forthcoming, eventually. For now, we get a preview through this video.