My .02 on the NEW BMW F10 M5

My take on the new BMW F10 M5:

I am not going to lie, but the new BMW F10 5-Series/M5 is slowly starting to grow on me.

So here is .02 on the new BMW F10 M5…

Personally I don’t think it is worth the money when your still buying a V8 Twin Turbo when the 5-Series 550i already comes equipped with the similar setup, yet lower HP to the crank. I say just go with the 550i & add simple mods such as an intake, exhaust, chip, and a good tune to keep up with the new F10 M5, no? Better yet, why not upgrade to bigger turbos? So, what I am trying to say is why dig deeper into your pockets to go the extra mile to buy almost the same car for the little options that comes with it being an M car? Let’s be real, the M5 is not that great of a track car for it being more on the luxury 4 door sedan side. Not to mention to all the enthusiasts that buys this car is not going to retain the stock suspension anyways. Most likely everyone that tracks or modifies their cars will upgrade to either H&R springs, KW Coilovers, or CKS Coilovers, agree?

Overall the car is badass, but nothing more than a 550i with a bit of more hp & accessories to go with it IMHO.

Again it’s just my .02 on it.

Check out these leaked photos from M5BOARD.com thanks to Gustav!

Official BMW PDF: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/att…new_bmw_m5.pdf

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 metres (502 lb-ft) from
1,500 rpm; lag-free power delivery, typical M car thrust.
 Significantly improved balance between performance and fuel
consumption: acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds,
0–200 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 litres/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-optimised 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 optimise traction and stability in dynamic lane change
manoeuvres and acceleration out of corners; degree of lock can be varied
between 0 and 100 per cent according to the situation; fast, precise and
pre-emptive 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 emphasise wide track; hallmark M “gills” with integrated
indicator bars; aerodynamically optimised 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 doublespoke design.
 Unique combination of sports car cockpit and luxurious ambience for the
interior; M-specific instrument cluster in black-panel technology; newly
designed, leather-covered centre console; M sports seats; standard
specification also includes: Merino leather upholstery with extended
features, exclusive Aluminium 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 BMW
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

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Ain’t nothing but a VIP thang!

Good morning “Phen Club” members, it’s time for that PLATINUM VIP UPDATE!

Check out their work/website: www.PLATINUMVIPMOTORS.com

This is how they roll… VIP STYLE!

Shouts to Davis @ IV Films

I wanted to share a good motivational quote for the morning to all the hard working hustlers out there that is up reading this.

“The early bird’s catch all the worms first.”

My boy Chris @ PLATINUM VIP sent me over some more progress pictures of Victoria (BMW M5) with her new fresh painted front bumper installed just this morning.

I wanted you guys to be the first to see.

Installing back the front bumper, you can see my RPI Scoops!

Shouts to my big brother Joe @ Trinity Autosport www.TrinityAutosport.com for hooking me up with all my goodies for Victoria!

(Thank you again for giving me the limited edition “white RPI” stickers for my scoops!)

Now the next step is for her to dry & bake in the sun before applying the 3M clear bra from Mike @ LUX VIP to the car.

Till the next update!

Oh wait I almost forgot, since I feel so generous this morning here is another picture to get you guys going for the day.

Enjoy!

NWS

All I gotta say is TEAM PLATINUM VIP Korean (Hangook) Division is TAKING OVER.

(Patrick, Abe, & Davis where you at?!?!)

Nuff said…

You ain’t VIP unless…

You get your car done up by the finest shop in southern CA.

PLATINUM VIP

Nuff said…

Finally had the chance to drop my BMW M5 aka “Victoria” off while I am away for business.

She is getting her front bumper repainted from being so beat up from the track & rally events I’ve been attending lately.

Not to mention I am finally getting my car clear bra to top it off by Mike from LUX VIP using 3M!

My boy Chris from PLATINUM VIP just sent me over a picture of Victoria, so I wanted to share with ya’ll.

Victoria being pampered…. lol

After this post, I realized I need to post up more pictures of Victoria & such…

People always ask me, “why don’t you ever blog about your foods, places you go, cooking, personal cars, & workouts?

My answer to that is… I guess I get a bit lazy when it comes to my website, but I’ll start changing things up slowly.

My hits are gettting more & more as days go by.

Thanks to all the subscribers, supporters, followers, & most importantly to my PLATINUM PHEN CLUB MEMBERS!

CV Approved Musix

Far East Movement – So What?

The new BMW M5. High-speed testing at the Nardò Ring.

I can’t wait to race one on the frwy…

Kinda sounds like an WRX STi, but I think it has to do with the sound quality of the video.

Regardless, it’s still not a V10 like the infamous E60 M5 *wink*

More at http://www.M-Power.com . High-speed testing at the Nardò Ring in the south of Italy is an important part of the new BMW M5‘s development program. Are you reday to see more? Visit the M Festival! http://www.M-Power.com/the_m_festival

New BMW M5 at the test track. 2011.

Slowly starting to grow on me…slowly…

New BMW F10 M5.

Love it or LOVE IT.

More at http://www.M-Power.com . High speed: more than 300 km/h (app. 190 mph), Launch Control vs. smoky burnout, a wet handlingcourse -the BMW engineers are optimizing the new BMW M5 even for extreme conditions. This video documents the testing of the new BMW M5 at the test-track in Miramas, France.

TARGA TROPHY 2011 IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!

Me & Victoria have officially registered to be part of this years TARGA TROPHY RALLY to SD!

Counting down the days til next Saturday = May 7th 2011!

Doing what I love to do BEST

TIME TO FRWY BATTLE!

Love putting Victoria to the test racing against other elite cars in it’s class.

This years main pace car would be one of my TOP 10 FAVORITE CARS = Lamborghini Murcielago LP-670 SV!

Thanks again to my girl Jamie aka 3 STAR LA aka CMC aka BALLERETTE aka FERRARI JAMI3 lol

Here is a video of how the event will go down.

I know it’s nothing compared to GUMBALL 3000, but soon I will work my way up to that level.

For now this rally will do!

MFEST V “The Ultimatum”

M-Fest V

“The Ultimatum”

Just got back from this weekends MFEST V event in Las Vegas!

Man, this event was INSANE!

Anyone who owns a BMW that missed out REALLY MISSED OUT.

Never once have I been to such a true car enthusiasts event in my life.

Met some great new people while I was at it too.

I’ll def. support MFEST next year & will most likely roll out again!

The drive along with the helicopter photoshoot was the BEST PART about this trip…

Along with putting “Victoria” (My M5) up to the test against other cars on the frwy.

Not to mention the nightlife parties and strip clubs… (haha won’t go so into those details)

“Whatever happens in VEGAS stays in VEGAS.”

CODE RULE OF HONOR.

Peep this video that was released today!

Victoria appears at 1:08 with everyone surrounding her lol

Along with 1:57 next to my boy Mert’s M5 from Republican Motorwerkz in the Palazzo Garage.