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Video: 2012 BMW M5 F10 first driving footage

The Germans from BMW decided to reveal the first video of the new BMW M5 (F10), a footage which shows the German M model revving its engine at the Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain. We already discussed all the important facts and figures of the high performance model based on the current 5 Series generation but if you missed it you can read more here. The new M5 will debut this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show but also later this week at the M Festival.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

The pure M character of the German model is underlined in this video, the new M5 eating the tarmac and showing its special features worthy of an M model.

“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,” says the official press release.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

Under the bonnet, the new M5 F10 packs the newly developed BMW M high-performance engine, the 4.4-liter unit with M TwinPower Turbo which includes VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control, High Precision Injection, cross-bank exhaust manifold and also Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology. The new V8 engine is able to produce 560 horsepower at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm while the maximum torque of 680 Nm is available from 1,500 rpm.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 4,4 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 13 seconds thanks to a fast but accurate seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. The top speed of the new M5 is electronically limited at 250 km/h but it can be increased to 305 km/h if you opt for M Driver’s Package. Even with this noteworthy performance, the German model manages to create a balance between power and consumption, with an average fuel economy of 9,9 liters/100 km mainly thanks to the Efficient Dynamics, Brake Energy Regeneration and Auto Start-Stop systems.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

With this been said, I invite you to watch the one-minute video with the new member of the M family, more photos and videos being expected later this week.

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