Next generation BMW M5 is just around the corners and the forecast says the new M5 will make its debut, in a concept form, at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. In the mean time, several test mules continue to be seen on German roads and rendering artists don’t cease to amaze us with their own interpretation of the F10 M5.
One of them, Onur Dursun, a reader of our BimmerToday, has decided to showcase his own, unique renderings of the new M5. While the images show off some of the design lines we will see on the M5, the overall execution is different from what BMW has prepared for us. For example, the powerdome hood is missing on the actual car and slightly oversized wheels.
Design wise, the F10 M5 gets front-end M treatment with the usual aggressive bumper and large air intakes. The production M5 will feature a hood with a same sporty look emphasized by concave and convex shapes as seen in some of the newer BMWs. The design lines continue to flow from front to end and they become even more substantiated on the sides. The car sits lower than the regular 5 Series and thanks to the wider rear fenders, it sports a more muscular look.
At the rear-end, the typical quad exhausts remain with a sculpted diffuser and central intake. A small bootlid spoiler allows the car to remain understated and restrained.
The renderings take the exterior design through a different route. The car has been drawn to look sportier, more aggressive and closer to what an enthusiast would like to see in the next M5.
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.
Production version of the F10 M5 will debut next fall at Frankfurt Auto Show.