E60 M5 stars in Fast & Furious 6

by Tim Jones on May 1, 2013, 11:08 am
BMW E60 M5 in Fast & Furious 6

In the 6th installment of the Fast & Furious movies Dom and crew have upgraded their rides. The E60 M5 features prominently in several chase scenes. With at least 12 M5s needed for all the carnage and destruction real M5s would be too much for even this block buster budget. Most of the "M5s" are actually 530s converted to look like M5s. A quick eye will spot the fake M5 exhaust when one of the stunt cars gets destroyed.

Dennis McCarthy, the man responsible for all the cars in Fast & Furious 6 talks about using the E60 M5 for the film.

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the BMW M5. Those who possess M-Power winter jackets might want to look away, because Dennis took this BMW M5 - specifically, the previous-generation, V10-engined model - and toasted its 507bhp metallic behind to oblivion. "So we had this one sequence with a whole fleet of BMW M5s," says Dennis, "I think we had about 12 in total. It's a great car, the M5. All we did for those driving scenes was to unplug the ABS brakes - which deactivated the traction control - welded the spider gears together, and that was it." But, really, that wasn't it. "We pretty much destroyed every single one." He pauses, then adds, "I think maybe one survived". Ouch.
Read more about the making of Fast & Furious 6 on TopGear.co.uk



Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights. Fast & Furious 6 hits theaters Memorial day.


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2 responses to E60 M5 stars in Fast & Furious 6

SlvrBmr545 commented:
May 15, 2013, 3:01 am

Movie Magic Rebadging . Great undercarriage shot tells the truth !!! LOL
X5X commented:
June 30, 2013, 9:35 am

Not just the exhaust. Some had the standard halogen headlights (M5s only come with Xenons), the brake calipers were the standard small ones (Not the calipers used for the m5), and some had the chrome/aluminium trim (M5 only came with shadow line). Some of the wheels were reps as well. And the exhaust tips looked pretty fake