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VIDEO: BMW M5 F10 pushed to the limit at Nardo Ring

BMW is continuing its campaign to promote the new M5 F10, a model officially scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. This time, the M version of the current 5 Series generation is presented while undergoing some high speed tests at the Nardò Ring in Italy.

2012 BMW M5 F10 at Nardo Ring

2012 BMW M5 F10 at Nardo Ring

Sadly, the new video teaser reveals no new information on the total output of the high performance German model but it seems that will get all the interesting information ahead the Frankfurt debut. To be more precise, the Bavarians somehow indicate us that the model will be unveiled at the M Festival which will take place between June 23 and 26th.

According to the details available at the moment, the new M5 F10 will be powered by a reworked version of the S63 engine that fits the current M versions of the X5 and X6. Therefore, the 2012 BMW M5 is rumored to deliver around 570 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque from the 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll unit. With these resources, the V8 propeller should help the new M5 F10 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 4,5 seconds while the top speed will exceed 300 km/h as we can see from the following video.

2012 BMW M5 F10 at Nardo Ring

2012 BMW M5 F10 at Nardo Ring

In terms of transmissions, BMW will fit the M5 with a seven-speed M Drivelogic and Start/Stop system while the U.S. customers will benefit from a manual gearbox as optional. Even if for BMW, M means power, the new M5 seems to be also focused on fuel consumption even the main purpose of the model over the standard 5 Series is to offer increased performance.

Therefore, the German model will be able to offer an increased fuel efficiency of 25% compared to the standard S63 engine. This means that the revised V8 is designed to offer both increased performance and fuel efficiency even you would expect to see the Germans avoid the efficiency problem of the BMW M5. With this been said, we are looking forward to find more about the long-awaited M5 F10 in the coming weeks at the M Festival but since then we can have yet another look. We are wondering how many teasers will be released by BMW until the final reveal at Frankfurt.


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