The British department of BMW Group announced that the all-new BMW M5 F10 will be fully revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event which takes place in the UK between 1 and 3 July 2011. BMW UK released plenty details about what will happen at the event which starts early July, models such as the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe but also a 1936 BMW 328 roadster and 1972 BMW M1 Turbo Concept being ready to be revealed.
Moreover, few models within BMW’s range such as the M3 GTS and Z4 GT3 powered by a V8 unit will compete in the Goodwood hill climb.
Dirk Müller, the driver who achieved the third place at the 79th staging of the Le Mans 24 Hours race behind the steering wheel of a BMW M3 GT will be the one that will drive the BMW Z4 GT3 at Goodwood. As you probably know from the official details of the new BMW M5, the German model comes with a 4.4-liter turbocharged unit able to deliver 560 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. The V8 unit is coupled to a seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic which helps the model to get a fast shifting time allowing an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.
The online configurator for the new M5 F10 is available at the moment too, a variety of exterior and interior colors being on the list. To be more precise, the exterior finishes range includes Black Sapphire Metallic, Havanna Metallic, Silverstone II Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Singapur Grau Metallic, Imperial Blue Brilliant and Monte Carlo Blau. At the interior you can opt for Sliverstone/Black Merino, Sakhir Orange/Black Merino and Black Merino with different trims such as Aluminum “Trace” or Ash Grain Brown.
In terms of pricing, the new BMW M5 starts at £73,040 in the UK while the model goes on sale this fall after the official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. “The fifth generation of the world’s most successful performance saloon, the BMW M5, will be seen for the first time at The Goodwood Festival of Speed 1-3 July 2011. The new car will make its UK debut in the BMW pavilion along with a selection of the Bavarian manufacturer’s hottest current cars and some famous racing cars celebrating anniversaries from its glorious heritage,” says BMW UK.