Spy Photos: 2012 BMW M5 – One of the best looking M to date?

Spy Photos | July 17th, 2010 by 7

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 …

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.

2012 bmw m51 655x434In this particular spy photo, the 2012 BMW M5 sports a different sets of M wheels.

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 ]

7 responses to “Spy Photos: 2012 BMW M5 – One of the best looking M to date?”

  1. elgee says:

    I have a very good feeling about it, it will rape the E63 and RS6, and unlike what a lot of people say, I’mn sure ilt will be a great successor to the E60 M5.

  2. DJ Mad Wax says:

    This is the first M5 that reminds me of the classic e34 M. I saw one of the new 550i’s here in town recently, and it just plain looked tough – looking forward to seeing the M up close!


    DJ Mad Wax

  3. tomtu says:

    the BMW M5 is the best sedan ever the actual 5 liters V 10 is not far behind the rs6 that has 80 hp more and is turbo… The new M5 will be a monster not only for the engine but also and mainly for handling braking gearbox ecc… I have the x6 M and the M3 and I’m really looking forward to buy the M5!!!!!!!! Move yourself BMW!!!!!!!

  4. EMPOWER says:

    i have an 3,0 csl an m1 procar an e30 m3, 46 m3 csl, e91 m3 and v12 lmr and a z8. and im awaiting the m3 gtr. they are all 1:18 scale models by the way lol

  5. SuzieDsouza says:

    The 2012 BMW M5 has been spied hustling around the Nurburgring during testing. The new features of this car are awesome.

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