New round of the BMW M5 spyshots F10 in black

Spy Photos | December 23rd, 2010 by 25
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The new F10 BMW M5 is just a couple of months away from its official unveiling, but in the mean time, the BMW engineers continue …

The new F10 BMW M5 is just a couple of months away from its official unveiling, but in the mean time, the BMW engineers continue to test the M5 prototypes in a variety of weather conditions. The latest test mule was spotted in Germany while riding through some light snow.

According to our sources, BMW will debut the new M5 in a concept form at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011, followed by the world premiere of the production version at Frankfurt show in September.

The next generation 2012 BMW M5 will be powered by a V8 turbocharged engine. The powerplant in the F10 M5 is based on the same unit found in the BMW X5 M and X6M, the twin scroll twin turbo version of the N63, known as the S63. 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 times on track.

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The engine is matted to a dual clutch transmission which is unique to the M5, based upon the 7-Speed transmission currently found in the M3. Rumor is that an 8-speed unit will also be available and will be equipped with a Stop-Start control. The DCT will be operated with steering wheel mounted shifting paddles.

As seen in the spy photo above, the front-end sports the expected M trademarks with the usual aggressive bumper and larger than normal air intakes. To keep the weight down in this slightly larger model, BMW will make extensive use of carbon-fiber and aluminum parts.

The design lines continue to flow from front-to-end and they become even more substantiated on the sides where multiple convex and concave shapes give the M5 an extra-dynamic look.

While built on the same platform, F10 as the 5 Series sedan, the M5 features wider fenders, giving the car more muscular and imposing look. The twin dual-exhaust tips are an M trademark and the prototype spotted features them as well.

Technology-wise, BMW says the new M5 will be the most advanced M car built-to-date and we expect some of the features on this model to be available on the next generation M3 as well.

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25 responses to “New round of the BMW M5 spyshots F10 in black”

  1. 578bhp and 719Nm :o nice :D

  2. And where the hell are the side vents????

  3. same power as RS6 nothing new except Torque.

  4. Hurrah! Let’s hope this new baby makes the E39 M5 fully depreciated, so I can snap up a pristine example.

    • Laszlo says:

      exactly my thoughts !!!! E39 is the way to go !!! The rest of the new cars will be toys for the boy with lots of money.

      Sadly lot of people seems to know this. A pristine low mileage 03 E39 was sold locally recently. 40k+ miles and very nice color combo (blue with blue/black interior) and the seller got 26k for it ! same time a E60M5 is sitting on a used car dealer lot for 31,995 and it is sitting there… it has over 60k miles but still the 2 cars are far apart in new prices yet now they are closer then ever.

    • bob says:


      If you like the body, you can get a 540i/6.

      If you like the engine, you can get an E52.

      If you like the M5 package, you can get an E60 M5 — We’ll probably never see an engine like that in our lifetimes…

  5. viper says:

    why so long to wait?…THE E63 has to wait for almost a year to crush this M5.
    sorry but the E63 has 900Nm with performance package which is already unreachable and that guarantees better acceleration and easier overtaking.
    I saw a 5er today. somehow its starting to grow on me….its not super ugly anymore , now its just mediocre car with a bmw badge.
    kiss ass fans should be pleased now.

    • wazon8 says:

      Bullshit, MB made huge torgue for such people as you, namely for those who are excited about numbers, but not about real life performance. What is the point in making huge torgue, whereas one doesn’t provide proper transmission for it? Have you ever driven any AMG car? All one gets from this huge torgue, expect straight line acceleration, is a car that is much harder to control. Contrary, BMW focus on whole package, they are creating engines while thinking about how it will transfer its power to rear wheels. That’s why BMW M-cars are much more easier to control and why their gearbox can easily deal with amount of torgue provided by engine. And do you siriously believe that E63 AMG will be able to outperform this M5 on track? That’s hardcore MB fanboyism.

      • viper says:

        wazon..such a kid….I think straight line acceleration is important , much more than ur track times…I will smoke you on autonahn.
        and actually I did drove an AMG car , it was this year on the nurburgring…it was pretty tricky to handle , it was S55 amg , the car felt heavy and strong and quite agile for such a big car….for me it felt good…..I felt much better driving amg than E60 5er.
        wazon seriously knock it off with the fanboy crap..just admit it that MB is a better car period….and who cares so much about the engine and tranny?
        what about the cars looks and prestige and comfort and big ol engine like 5.5 or 6.2 or 6.7 ? do you really care about consumption or co2 and track times that much?

        • Heddlu_Cymru M5 says:

          ”I think straight line acceleration is important” – ”and who cares so much about the engine and tranny?”

          Do you realize you’re contradicting yourself? You said straight line acceleration is important yet you said who cares so much about the engine and the tranny? Did you even know that to obtain better straight line acceleration you need a very very high torque engine and a very good tranny so that it doesn’t blow with the amount of torque and power you delivered to it?

          ”do you really care about track times that much?”

          I do, what’s good when you have a car with a big engine yet tail-happy around the corner? If you still think acceleration is much more important then get rid of your steering wheel so that those engineers in Mercedes don’t have to waste time and money to invest and develop on it.

        • wazon8 says:

          Actually, you wouldn’t smoke me at Autobahn even if I was driving M5 e60 and you were driving brand new E63 AMG. Why? Because M5 e60 is both fatser on quartermile (by 0,1sec.) and from 0 to 200km/h (by 0,7 sec.). Like it or not. Nevetheless, we wouldn’t meet each other on Autobahn, because I am bored to death by driving at Autobahn. How long can one enjoy driving straight and fast? Contrary, I love to feel the control on a car, to challange myself by taking some corners faster and faster. If you don’t like it, that’s your choice, but don’t count that you would earn something by talking about Authobahn straight line acceleration performance. Even if M5 was slower when acceleration is at stake (which is not!), I would still take it all the way, if it had better track perfromance. To sum up: Yes, track performance is of the highest priority for me! What’s your problem with that?

        • Daniel Hoang says:

          ”I think straight line acceleration is important”

          All right Viper, I can spend 30 grand on a home built Mk4 Cobra with a 521 Big block V8. 608hp and 630 ft lb of torqe. I estimate a high 2s to a low 3s on 0-60 and quarter mile in under 10 seconds.

          Or even a 450hp modified Civic SI with a 3.14 second 0-60 and low 11s on the 1/4.

          Any car with a whole lot of power and the correct gear ratio will go fast in a straight line. however, there are more factors such as weight, suspension, aredynamics, and the driver itself to make a car turn corners. Sure it might be fun driving 105 mph on the Interstate but driving on the mountain roads is far more enjoying.

          Ive never been out of the US yet (Im only 16) so Im not sure about the autobahn but Im sure there are curves and traffic on that highway. Dont try racing on there unless your car can change lanes at high speeds without your rear sliding.

          And Wazon, the new E63 did preform better than the E60 M5 on the track according to some of the magazines I read. The new M5 is going to be at an disadvantage with all this weight.

    • wazon8 says:

      And bad new for you is that E63 AMG has been outperformed by X5M at Kyalami track during tests made by Cars in Action.

    • Shincai says:

      You’ve prooved like a 100 times that you dont know anything about cars or their engines.
      Why do you even bother writing dumb useless comments nobody cares about???

  6. Efoza says:

    cannot wait for the 5 GT M due soon.

  7. e39m5 says:

    i test drove the x5m this summer, the top end is phenomenal and the brakes are amazing. given the m5 is almost 1000 lbs less, i can only imagine how powerful the low to mid-end pick up will be. to me, the e39 is still the most classy example of a modern bmw, knowing my 7+ yr 4 door can still hang with the best of the breed on the highway, i’m proud to own a piece of the m heritage. although i don’t plan on upgrading to the f10, it’s exciting to see the beast in its latest incarnation!

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