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
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
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
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
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
Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5