Photoshop: 2012 BMW M5 in Atlantis Blue

Rumors | January 15th, 2010 by 16

2012 will bring one of the most exciting BMWs ever built. The next generation M5 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show the …

2012 will bring one of the most exciting BMWs ever built. The next generation M5 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show the same year and is rumored not to be only the best and fastest ///M to date, but also to bring some of the latest advancements in the automotive industry.

Power is what characterizes an M5, but this time, power and dynamics will be combined with plenty of “green technology”, as part of BMW’s future plans and investment in the EfficientDynamics program. 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 M division estimates a 20% cut in CO2 emissions.

An updated version of the engine found in the BMW X5 M and X6 M will make its way into the F10 M5. The 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll powerplant will peak at 578-horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. The car is rumored to feature a modified version of the M3’s M-DCT system, but a second transmission option might be offered as well.

atlantisf10m5 655x409 Photoshop: 2012 BMW M5 in Atlantis Blue

To keep the weight down, BMW will make extensive use of carbon-fiber and aluminum parts, starting with the a carbon-fiber roof. The car’s construction will be a hybrid of an aluminum spaceframe for the front section and a traditional steel monocoque for the passenger compartment and rear. Up front will be an independent suspension with MacPherson struts, with a multi-link layout for the rear.

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 2012 BMW M5 rendered below by the WDeerfield, features an M-style front-fascia with larger, aggressive air intakes and the usual “M” fender vents. Atlantis Blue is the color of choice this time, giving the M5 that “head-turner” look we were looking for.

As we mentioned earlier, the 2012 BMW M5 will debut next year at Geneva Motor Show, but we expect to see the official photos at the end of 2010.

16 responses to “Photoshop: 2012 BMW M5 in Atlantis Blue”

  1. Jordan says:

    where’s the M side badging?!

  2. Doug says:

    That’s quite a fancy backdrop. I’d like to see a car rendering envision the behavior of the driver in such a vehicle, like parking in a handicapped spot or cutting off a schoolbus.

    It’s not a completely accurate stereotype, but it is a persistent one. I saw an owner the other day kick a very elderly lady out of the prime parking spot he interested in. I was disgusted and/or mortified.

  3. I really hope they drop in a 6 spd. transmission.. I am praying ..

  4. Babken says:

    I’m looking forward to the new generation M5…..

  5. KidrauhlM5 says:

    I like this colour!!

  6. Pssss. The E63 AMG will kill it.

    • Bryce says:

      I’m sorry, did you not read the article? It say 578 horsepower, which is 60 more than the E63 AMG. It also says the M5 will have extensive use of carbon fibre and aluminum parts. To top it all off, the M5 only uses a 4.4L V8 rather than the 6.3L V8 in the E63 AMG. So not only will the M5 have more power, but it will also be lighter and consume less fuel. If you like the E63 AMG more, then just say so; but I don’t think the E63 AMG is going to ‘kill’ this car.

      • viper says:

        Id go with the E class , simply looks better and luxurious , the E63 with a monster 6.2 will last longer than 4.4 fo sure but higher price and costs throughout its lifespan….I saw E class today , the car is a god damn tank and a beautiful one

        • Bryce says:

          hahaha… E63 has less power, more weight, and more fuel consumption. Please, buy your E63 AMG and pull up next to an M5 at a stoplight and see what happens.

        • wazon8 says:

          I know that taste is not easy subject to dispute over, but since you are impressed by R-class, which looks like poor van, your opinion about being impressed by something means nothing to me.

          I’ve got however two remarks.
          The first one is about my taste: whereas I could say that I like front of new E-class, I cannot say the same thing about side line and back of this car. The first makes car to look heavy and not agressive at all, because the line of trunk is lower than the line of a base of rear window. The second makes car to look outdated, bacause it has so angular shape that reminds me some Lancias from 90-ties.

          The second thing regards reliability of MB: I know number of people who drive MB cars and the most common observation between MB owners is that MB belongs to this rare class of cars that need serious repairment in first year of using them. I’ve got 335d in which I made huge amount of kilometers and this car was a way more reliable than any of my friends’ C classes with diesels designed as competitors with 335d. And moreover, my car outpeformed all MB C-class diesels.

    • Jag says:

      another viper

  7. viper says:

    amazing color

  8. Wiyono says:

    Everyday when i see BMW IM always i think… what the meaning them?…

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