Latest spy photos of the 2012 BMW M5 reveal one of the most attractive M models to date. Slowly losing more and more of its funky camouflage, the BMW M5 begins to show its “real face”, an attractive one we might add.
The aggressive front-end stands out, despite the camo that covers the latest fine details. The front-end shows the M treatment with the usual aggressive bumper and large air intake. The hood features the same sporty look with concave and convex shapes, the V-forming creases that enhance its sportiness.
The corona lights with daytime running lights are present as well, as seen on the 5 Series models.
The exterior design lines continue to flow across the sides, with a crease running from the front to the rear wheel arches. They become even more substantiated as they approach the rear-end. Wider rear fenders visually enhance the M5’s road presence.
To fight off the increased dimensions, BMW focused on lightweight construction and materials. The chassis is pressed in aluminum and several lightweight materials are used in doors, bonnet and even roof (carbon fiber). To reduce drag and boost downforce and lower fuel consumption, special Aerodynamic aids that will be incorporated in the front of the car, including the outer-edge of the wheel arches , front bumpers and within the grille intake. Mini turbines are incorporated in the grille to convert drag under braking into electricity.
The 2012 BMW M5 is powered by an updated version of the engine found in the BMW X5 M and X6 M. The 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll powerplant will peak at 578-horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. The 0-62 mph dash should take about 4.4 seconds, even though we expect to see lower track times.
2012 BMW M5 will be for the first time unveiled in a concept form, next year at the Geneva Motor Show.[Source: Autogespot ]