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2012 BMW M5 F10 officially revealed with full specs and photo gallery

Following the photo gallery leaked yesterday, the Bavarians from BMW released a full photo gallery of the new BMW M5 but also the key features of the new M model based on the current generation 5 Series. As expected, our previous assumptions on the unit that comes with the new M5 confirm while in terms of aesthetics, the high-performance model gets specific M styling components, nothing very impressive, a sign that BMW focused on what sits under the bonnet.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

Comparing to the current BMW 5 Series, the new M5 F10 benefits from more imposing parts such as new front and rear bumpers, a quad-pipe exhaust system, a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, new boot lid spoiler and also air vents.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

On the other hand, the new M5 F10 gets the same unit that fits the current X5 M and X6 M models within the range. We talk about a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 unit able to offer 560 horsepower from 6,000 to 7,000 rpm and 680 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm. The previous generation M5 benefits from a bigger 5.0-liter V10 unit but it offers slightly less power, somewhere around 500 horsepower.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

This means that the new eight-cylinder engine should deliver a better fuel consumption, the Germans claiming that it has been increased by around 30% to 9,9 liters/100 km (23,8 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 232 g/km, meeting the Euro5 requirements. The V8 engine comes together with a seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic which transfers the power to the rear wheels. The new BMW M5 F10 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,4 seconds while the top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 305 km/h if you opt for the M Driver’s package.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

Making again a comparison of the new M5 with the previous generation, the power output has been increased by 10% and torque by 30% while, as mentioned above, the fuel economy is improved by 30%. These figures are great mainly considering that we talk about a 4.4-liter V8 instead a 5.0-liter V10, therefore, a better optimized unit.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

In terms of technology, the new BMW M5 F10 benefits from all the latest innovations such as the M Drive system, Servotronic steering system, M suspension, a high performance braking system, Drivelogic, Dynamic Damper Control and more. For now, there is no pricing details available but very likely we will find more next week at the M Festival.

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Source: BMW

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