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tim330i 06-15-2011 07:16 AM

The New BMW F10 M5 Smiles for the Camera -- Official Press Release and Photos
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The New BMW M5 - Official Photos and Informaiton

For TONS more pictures check out the Official BMW F10 M5 Gallery

The New BMW M5 at a Glance
Fifth generation of the world's most successful high-performance saloon in the premium segment of the executive class; new BMW M5 is an exceptionally dynamic high-performance sports car with four doors and five seats; consistent further development of the vehicle concept initiated in 1984 with the first-generation BMW M5; compelling track potential combines with the comprehensive practicality of a luxurious business saloon; groundbreaking character headlined by significantly improved efficiency, supreme long-distance comfort, and innovative driver assistance systems and infotainment functions.
  • World premiere of a newly developed BMW M high-performance engine: high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control; 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 7,000 rpm, maximum torque: 680 Newton meters (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm; lag-free power delivery, typical M car thrust.
  • Significantly improved balance between performance and fuel consumption: acceleration 0100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, 0200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.0 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph (305 km/h / 190 mph with M Driver's Package); average fuel consumption in EU test cycle: 9.9 liters/100 km (28.5 mpg imp); engine output 10 per cent up on predecessor model, maximum torque increased by 30 per cent, fuel consumption cut by more than 30 per cent; extensive Efficient Dynamics technology, including Auto Start-Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration.
  • Power transfer to the rear wheels via the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic; traction-optimized automatic gear selection; Launch Control; Low Speed Assistance; automatically activated parking mode; M-specific gear selector; M leather steering wheel with shift paddles.
  • Hallmark M conceptual harmony produces superior performance characteristics with precise interplay of drive and chassis technology, aerodynamics and weight balance; power-to-weight ratio: 3.3 kg (approx. 7 lb)/hp; M-specific suspension (front and rear axle kinematics), M Servotronic steering, Dynamic Damper Control, DSC stability control system including M Dynamic Mode; bodyshell mounting using special panels; lightweight compound high-performance braking system.
  • Outstandingly agile handling thanks to innovative rear axle differential with Active M Differential; electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential enables fully variable distribution of drive between the rear wheels to optimize traction and stability in dynamic lane change maneuvers and acceleration out of corners; degree of lock can be varied between 0 and 100 per cent according to the situation; fast, precise and preemptive responses thanks to constant data cross-checking between the Active M Differential and DSC stability control system, and monitoring of the accelerator pedal position, wheel speed and yaw rate.
  • Two individually configured set-ups for the car can be called up using the new M Drive buttons on the steering wheel; range of programmable parameters unique in the segment: accelerator responses, M Servotronic responses, Drivelogic shift program, DSC mode, Dynamic Damper Control and information in the Head-Up Display.
  • Characteristic body design with familiar M aesthetics reflecting the car's extremely dynamic yet precisely controllable nature; specific design features contributing to performance characteristics; front apron with extremely large air intakes for the engine and brakes; athletically flared wheel arches to emphasize wide track; hallmark M "gills" with integrated indicator bars; aerodynamically optimized rear apron with diffuser between the right and left-hand pair of twin exhaust tailpipes; gurney-style rear spoiler on the boot lid; 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in exclusive double-spoke design.
  • Unique combination of sports car cockpit and luxurious ambiance for the interior; M-specific instrument cluster in black-panel technology; newly designed, leather-covered center console; M sports seats; standard specification also includes: Merino leather upholstery with extended features, exclusive Aluminum Trace interior trim strips, BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, electrically operated steering column adjustment, four-zone automatic climate control and ambient light.
  • Extensive range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unmatched by competitors in this segment and beyond: M-specific Head-Up Display (standard), Adaptive Headlights for standard xenon light, High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, internet usage, extended integration of smartphones and music players, real-time traffic information and apps for receiving Web Radio and using Facebook and Twitter.
  • Almost all BMW 5 Series Saloon equipment options available, including Comfort Access, M multifunction seats, active seats, doors with Soft Close Automatic function, hands-free tailgate opening, electric glass roof, trailer coupling.

Specifications and performance:
BMW M5: V8 petrol engine, M TwinPower Turbo technology with Twin Scroll Twin Turbo, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection direct injection and VALVETRONIC variable valve control.
  • Displacement: 4,395 cc,
  • Output: 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 7,000 rpm,
  • Max. torque: 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) at 1,500 5,750 rpm.
  • Acceleration 0 100 km/h (62 mph): 4.4 seconds,
  • Acceleration 0 200 km/h (124 mph): 13.0 seconds,
  • Top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph (305 km/h / 190 mph with M Driver's Package).
  • Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp),
  • CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.

For complete details about the new BMW M5 see the full BMW Press Release -

For TONS more pictures check out the Official BMW F10 M5 Gallery

pix335i 06-15-2011 07:27 AM

I really like the color they chose for the photos on the M5.

Overall I think it is a pretty good looking car but it does lack a bit of *wow* factor.

Is it just me or did they simply take the bumper from the current ///M3 and slap it on there? If its not the exact same, it certainly looks very similar. :dunno:

iflyry 06-15-2011 07:56 AM

Looks confused.
It looks like a pregnant and bloated M3 Sedan. I've never been a fan of 5 series cars, but this looks, in one word, terrible.

BravoMikeWiskey 06-15-2011 07:57 AM


Jon Shafer 06-15-2011 08:11 AM

I wouldn't kick it out of my garage... E39 is my personal favorite, and this comes close. Every time I see it I like it more...


cruise_bone 06-15-2011 09:00 AM

That car is stunning. Over time it will become one of if not the greatest M5 ever.

BruinGM 06-15-2011 11:59 AM

I like the color too.

The specs are drool worthy.

I was expecting a bit more aggressive styling and I do agree that it lacks a bit of "wow" factor.

I don't like the current trend in hood lines...too many creases in it and I was hoping they did something different with the M5 hood.

But, I'd still buy it if I could :( I'm sure driving it would put the styling aside.

necromancer 06-15-2011 12:34 PM

I have always been an ass man. With that said, I don't care for the front by like the ass, man. They also forgot the clutch pedal. What gives?

neurom 06-15-2011 05:25 PM

The most impressive fact about this car is that it averaged 28.5MPG imp. If my math is correct, this is an average of 23.7? I must be wrong. If not, it does not even get a gas guzzler tax.

Other than this, it sort of looks like the E63 AMG.

Spartan Eagle 06-15-2011 06:16 PM

WOW! Looks so much better than I thought it would!

johnbmw6 06-16-2011 03:55 AM

Looks just like my 550i M Sport :cry: sorry BMW you cocked up.

Killjoy 06-17-2011 11:28 AM

I think the car itself looks great, but it could use a little more flare to it's design. Also, as mentioned before, where is the clutch pedal? Are they really not going to include a manual option this time around? Ugh....

hulk7280 06-17-2011 04:50 PM

why no v10?? why did they go with a v8!

Groznyy_Volk 06-18-2011 12:06 PM

Personally I like the way it looks. It doesn't stand out too much or look more gaudy than the regular F10 5-series, which is a good thing. I'm glad that they decided to go back to the V8 and throw in twin turbos. V10 engines have never been very stable and reliable. Over all I am very pleased with the result.

Groznyy_Volk 06-18-2011 12:09 PM

Also, I'm sure that It will be available in a standard manual transmission. I notice that BMW keeps trying to push the dual clutch. But many true petrolheads still aren't sold on it, me being one of them. for this car to only be available in DCT would be a severe disappointment to Bimmer enthusiasts everywhere.

Sloan165 06-18-2011 11:29 PM

Looks like a damn nice ride to me! I wouldn't kick it out of the garage either!

Gravik 06-19-2011 08:34 PM

Was hoping for a little more power and a little faster in the 0-60. I mean it should be able to beat a ford mustang which costs a good 60k less!

kunal_D 06-21-2011 09:37 AM


Burrogs 06-24-2011 07:33 AM

Looks like a Pontiac from the side view

mason 06-28-2011 08:18 AM

I'm just drooling.

mwagner1 05-06-2012 08:01 PM

Looks just fine to me....I cannot wait to see a new M5 in something other than Blue, which I will despise until the day I die...


MI55LE 05-07-2012 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by mwagner1 (Post 6818580)
..a new M5 in something other than Blue..


why, oh why does BMW insist on putting out this horrible shade of blue for their promos ? there are a couple of good looking "blue" colors "out there" but they use this !!)

looks like they chose it from the flag of a sissy nation (it's the french racing color, isn't it ?)


dalekressin 05-12-2012 06:47 PM

I wonder what is projected for sales for F10 M5.

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