Our Canadian members members hailing from the GTA (greater Toronto Area) are some of the biggest BMW enthusiasts around and it showed this past weekend when the GTA BMW M enthusiasts gathered for a hugely successful meet. Over 50 M cars showed up for the event. Most were current generation M3s but there were also older M3s, as well as Z4 Ms. Check out photos and videos from the event inside!
We announced last week that the 2012 M5 would start at just $101,500 for Canada, lower than the outgoing E60 M5. The full Canadian 2012 BMW M5 price list guide is now available and posted. Check it out inside.
CAR Magazine is next up with its M5 comparo in which the F10 M5 is matched against the E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR. The question asked is whether the new M5 can relclaim the title of best super saloon? See for yourself inside.
The Canadian price for the 2012 BMW M5 is in, starting at $101,500. Impressively, this costs less than the outgoing E60 M5 by several thousand!
Full pricing information inside and below:
Base $101,500 + only available package option
Executive Package $9,500
- Soft Close Doors
- Electric Rear Sunshade
- Ventilated Seats
- Active Seats
- BMW Individual reading lights
- M Multifunction Seats
- High Beam Assistant
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Blind Spot Dection
- Surround View
- Head Up Display
- Sirius Satelite Radio
- Smart Phone Integration
- BMW Apps
Full Merino Leather - $4,500
Extnded Leather - $3,000
BMW Indvidual Paint Colours - $3,000
Rear Entertainment System - $3,000
The BMW F10 M5 ring taxi started testing this week upon the opening of the Nurburgring testing season and we’ve now spotted not just one, but twin M5 ring taxis making their rounds on the Nurburgring, presumably for some final tweaking and evaluation. See some footage of the ring taxis inside.
We’ve posted plenty of spy photos and videos of the next generation M3 sedan (F80) but this is the first high speed chase video we’ve seen, and the chase car is no slouch. Watch as a tuned BMW 1M coupe (with 420hp) pushes a F80 M3 prototype to 240+km/h on the Autobahn.
The F80 M3 is due to debut in the second half of 2013, likely for market release in Europe at the end of 2013 and in the US early 2014.
Autobild pits the new M5 (F10) against the main competitors in the medium-large sports sedan segment - the CTS-V, E36 AMG with Performance Pack, and the Jaguar XFR. See inside for the comparison and track results from and between these impressive cars.
The famous E60 M5 Ring Taxi was retired at the end of the 2010 season, with the E90 M3 Ring Taxi taking over duties for 2011. With the introduction of the all new M5 (F10) however, it looks the mighty M5 will again resume its Ring Taxi duties for the upcoming year/season.
Seen here for the first time is the F10 M5 Ring Taxi hitting the ring wearing its Ring Taxi uniform - in white with M stripes and Ring Taxi decals. It underwent many laps of hard testing runs on one of the first days of the 2012 Nurburgring testing season and it appears ready to begin taking passengers when the ride season begins.
It will be driven by the instructors from the BMW Driving Experience Program … CONTINUED
Remember the M5-M3-S1000 burnout videos posted recently? BMW Mexico has released a video from the same event, which shows some on track action between the M3, S1000RR superbike, and F10 M5 piloted by BMW DTM driver Augusto Farfus.