The German car magazine AutoBild SPORTCARS writes in its latest issue that there will be a Competition Package (performance package) for the F10 M5 LCI to be introduced this summer.
Pricing will be in the 5 digit range and the M5 Competition Package will include a performance increase of almost 20hp with Vmax increase to 305km/h, carbon-ceramic brakes, sports suspension, sports steering and new wheels.
Ahead of its debut (in concept form) sometime later this year, the production F80 M3 prototype forges ahead with testing this week at the Nurburgring. We’ve got it on video giving us probably the best listen so far at the F80 M3′s multi-turbo inline 6.
If you recall, we recently reported on information gleaned from the M4 prototype’s registered VIN information (see here).
According to the VIN info, the M3 will be powered by a 310kW (415 hp) 3.0L inline 6 engine (s55) [photos]. Consistent with the information we’ve been posting, this would have the next M3 and M4 featuring similar horsepower figures to the current M3 (414 hp) from the 3.0L inline 6 multi-turbo s55 engine. But, we’ve also been previously told by a trusty source … CONTINUED
Journal for the M5POST M5 Euro Delivery owners reunion at the 2 Day M Performance School.
A delivery report featuring a 2013 Sakhir Orange M6 with M carbon ceramic brakes being picked up at BMW Welt via premium pickup.
We have spied a new F10 M5 LCI mule and it showcases some new design elements. Seen for the first time on the M5 are double slatted kidney grilles (a la the M6). Like the M6, the F10 M5 LCI will also feature an M5 badge on the grilles, which is covered under black tape but can be seen on this mule’s grilles.
This M5 wears new style wheels, in black, which look great set off against the gold M carbon ceramic brakes. Also seen are the optional LED headlights with squared off corona rings.
The rest of the exterior look to only receive very minor updates, with the biggest change coming to the area on the front fascia under camouflage tape. That change can be seen … CONTINUED
Great side by side comparison video of various F10 M5 aftermarket exhausts – 3D Design rears, Akrapovic Evo, Eisenmann Sport rears, and Meisterschaft Super Light GT w/LXR centers.
Cold start, idle, and rev action! A little something for everybody, be it rears only, full system, valved, or not.
The BMW F80 M3 sedan prototype has once again been spotted in Southern California – Los Angeles to be exact.
Those are non-production mirrors on the prototype. The production ones remain hidden under more advanced prototypes
here is the latest list of what we know about the F80/F82 so far:
Lighter than current M3
targeting E46 M3 weight (source)
More powerful than current M3
approximately same HP, but around 100 lb-ft more torque (in range of 395 lb-ft) (source)
Faster than current M3 (source)
More efficient than current M3 (source)
Watch as a tuned F10 M5 belonging to M5POST member Niko1414 takes on various cars at the latest Airstrip Attack races.
The races featured in the videos are against a CLS 63, 997 Turbo, C63, and Lamborghini LP560.
Munich/Doha, 5th April 2013. Anniversary of a successful partnership: when the 2013 MotoGP World Championship gets underway with the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend, BMW M will be starting its 15th season as “Official Car of MotoGP”. BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 and provides the official Safety Cars.
The first of many highlights over the course of the anniversary comes at the opening round, which will be held at the “Losail International Circuit” in Qatar: the first public outing of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. It is only a few weeks since the latest eagerly-awaited high-performance coupé from BMW M GmbH was enjoying its world premiere at the NAIAS in Detroit. This season, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe will spearhead the fleet of … CONTINUED