Renderings: 2012 BMW M5

Rumors | December 17th, 2009 by 22
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With the new BMW 5 Series coming out of hiding and showing us the new body style, rendering artists are starting to draw what the …

With the new BMW 5 Series coming out of hiding and showing us the new body style, rendering artists are starting to draw what the next M5 might look like.

The next generation BMW M5 is one of the most highly awaited Ms ever released by BMW. Using for the first time a turbocharged engine, the F10 M5 moves away from the naturally aspirated engines seen in the past and will use the latest technological advancements in the automotive industry.

The 2012 BMW M5 rendered below by the Teamspeed folks, features the M-style front-fascia with larger, aggressive air intakes and of course, the now branded “M” fender vents. The rendering also features different M-style wheels, very aggressive as expected.

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A more aggressive M5 rendering is available as well, an artist interpretation of how a tuner would work with the M5, enhancing the already aggressive look to a new level, loved by some and no doubt, less liked by purists.

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As far as the actual M5 model, BMW plans to use several new technologies and a KERS system that will put the new M5 ahead of the current model, both in performance and fuel efficiency. With the new model, BMW Motorsport estimates a 20% cut in CO2 emissions.

There is still some sort of mystery around the turbo engine used. Based on our sources’ reports and what other magazines reported, a V8 twin-turbo engine is the powerplant of choice in the new F10 M5.


Unknown, but we expect higher than the 555 horsepower outputted by the X5 M and X6 M.

With a car growing in size, a new large engine, M5’s weight concerns are being addressed by using plenty of carbon fiber design elements. The newly unveiled wind tunnel in Munich will play an important role in the aerodynamics of the new M5.

Sources close to the company state that the car will get Active Aerodynamics, which blanks off parts of the grille and cooling intakes during warm-up and under light throttle load.

The unveiling will take place in 2011 at Geneva Motor Show with sales beginning shortly after.

Update: Another interesting rendering was done by M5Board and Jon Sibal.


[Source: TeamSpeed and M5Board ]

22 responses to “Renderings: 2012 BMW M5”

  1. Wakly Pierre says:


  2. viper says:

    this last one is the closest to reality , nothing too radical from the 550i , remember the X6 M , it doesnt look too different from the X50 , I expect the same front as the X6 X5 M , big air intakes , lower suspension , 19” wheels , 20” optional , the interior should be more aggressive and different which I doubt they will make it , the power output will have a small increase from 555 , I think they will add another 20 or 25hp , I wish they make 607hp this time and increase torque to 800 – these are just speculations and wishes ofcourse so dont expect this.

  3. These are very nice photo editing skills; but I think the future M5 will look totally different from what can be seen here.

  4. Mike Messer says:

    I can’t say I like that hood for a M5. It just seems out of place with the longitudinal lines on it; I’d rather see a “///M Buldge” on it. Also, something that has bugged me (and body-shops; which I know for a fact) is that the bumper panel is too large. The horizontal line for where the hood meets the bumper doesn’t flow with the rest of the lines and looks out of place.

  5. T. says:

    The interesting thing with all these reports coming through the media is that they say the car is imminent. The new M5 is far from ready and is on an extra testing phase due to the technology being developed for the new car.
    2010 Will be about the integration of the BMW 5er to the markets and in the final quarter of the year will see the introduction of the 5er Touring @ the Paris autoshow, after an early summer introduction. Like all before the new M5 brings new developments and surprises to the segment and like the previous E60 model .
    The F10 will appear as a Production Concept Car @ Geneva 2011. With the final production car bowing in the summer for an IAA 2011 launch. When Sales in Europe will commence.

  6. L1ndja says:

    I think this time bmw seriously has to crack the 600hp mark..Its about time .. and 600hp and 800Nm torque arent far off.But seriously its this time or no time ..

    • Bryce says:

      …until next time. I don’t think 600hp is a requirement for a powerful car, I think BMW will focus more on making the car lighter than stronger. We now live in a world where gas prices drive demand, while the M’s are meant to be the ultimate high performance machines, even BMW won’t ignore the demand for more fuel efficient vehicles. I just don’t see a 600hp gas-guzzling beast coming from BMW, I think it’ll be a 500hp car with a focus on carbon fibre and composite materials construction. The M brand has historically focused on the “hp” of high-performance and not horsepower. The original M’s were nimble and quick, not huge with gobs of horsepower.

      • viper says:

        I disagree TOTALLY , if they did M on X5 and X6 thats just the prof of their insanity and wanna become trendy with the ML AMG and Turbo….now with the new 5er on the way I think they will make it the most powerful bmw to date.
        remember E39 had 400hp , E60 had 507hp , I think they will add more than 555hp , the car itself is heavier so I think the new M5 will weight around 1800-1900kg….that is heavy as hell but have in mind that the M X6 weights around 2400kg…..same engine , only this time the car will be lighter and more powerful than 555 , my guess is 575 and 700Nm although I wish for 607 and 800Nm+…with kers and all this other aerodynamics stuff the car wont be a bigger drinker than E60 for sure…..they should pay more attention to details this time , make the interior different a lot different so that it separates the regular from the M5.

  7. KidrauhlM5 says:

    That one certainly is look nice by Jon Sibal!! Great one!!

    And I believe, BMW will not crank it up to 600HP. 500HP is just nice and it’ll be lighter with the Body shell etc. made up of carbon fibre. Sounds interesting!!

  8. T. says:

    Just under 580 PS. The V8 although shared with the X5M and X6M is completely individual and unique to the M5. With BMW adapting the engine to suit the M5 and it’s character it’s not a complete transplant. Character in an M5 is essential as is the engine has to synergize with the DKG Transmission and the KERS.

    The platform will be the same as the 5er sedan but pressed using aluminium instead of steel. This helps keep the cars weight down. For the first time BMW will offer the option of a Carbon Fibre Roof with the M5, and also for the first time BMW will offer a second more hardcore M5 which will trade some of the regular models luxuries for less weight and power.

  9. :p says:

    Wow everyones putting a turbo. Audi aready did it with the RS series, BMW started with the XM series and Benz will tubo there AMG by 2011.

  10. LBOOGY says:

    Cant wait to get mine!!!!!

  11. James May says:

    BMW were the fiirst to put a turbo in a prodution car with the 2002 turbo in 70s

  12. Resin8 says:

    Wow Viper, you really need to just go away…

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