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Unique Renderings – 2012 BMW M5

Featured Posts, Rumors | December 26th, 2010 by 27
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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 …

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.

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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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clintonac Clinton

    The f10 M5 will put BMW right back at the top

    • viper

      and right now they arent ..thats a good one someone finally admits .

      • wazon8

        M5 is always on the top of its segment respective to given generation. Neither RS6 C6, nor E63 AMG W212 are from M5 e60 generation, nevetheless they’re both from M5 F10 generation and no other result is acceptable for upcoming M5 than turning these two in a dust.

      • Heddlu_Cymru M5

        And even the current CTS-V is not from the E60 Generation. Some Caddilac fanboys claimed that they’re from the same generation while the 2005 CTS-V based on the SIGMA I Platform should be the real competitor to the E60… Now they’ve introduced the much more refined and latest SIGMA II Platform should be the competitor to the F10 M5… I admit currently the fastest saloon in the world could be the SG II CTS-V but the M5 is the king of its generation. Full stop.

    • Babken

      BMW is at the top in general. When BMW releases a certain model, it takes several years from the competitors to make a more or less equal car, but in a couple of years BMW releases a new version thus keeping the performance crown in their hands.
      BMW FOREVER!

      • viper

        what?

  • Mohamed

    Simply AMAZING..

  • JMLBMW

    Can’t wait for the M6… several hundred pounds lighter with 578 HP + will mean sub 4 second 0-60 sprints and close to 200 MPH top speed… YES!

    • kcsnyud

      the m6 will have more than the m5

      • kcsnyud

        and the old m5 could do 208mph delimited

  • viper

    578 is lower than current rs6 but maybe bmw will do a better job with weight , suspension and tranny…that just could save them and put the on the second place below amg.

    • Heddlu_Cymru M5

      Yeah.. Our priority is not straight line. We cover up every single aspect of the car *rolleyes*

      • Doug

        like cup holders!??

        • Heddlu_Cymru M5

          Do you drink in your car?

          • Doug

            just whiskey and starbuck’s

    • wazon8

      You’ve got really poor memory, so let me remain you some fact:
      Kyalami track, tested by Car in Action, results:
      BMW X5M (555hp, 2400kg) – 2:02.80
      MB E63AMG (525hp, 1765kg) – 2:02.90.

      Tell us again, who should work on tranny and suspension!

      • wazon8

        And to “578 is lower than current RS6″ you should add “by 1 ps”! Yes, that’s so huge difference that BMW should siriously work on suspension, tranny and weight to deal with this 1ps advantage from Audi. Viper, what about 70Nm difference in torgue in favour of M5 and additional Nm from overboost function? Perhaps they count less than 1 ps difference.

        • Babken

          wazon8,
          viper has already proved his incompetence so there’s no use in quarreling with that idiot. I couldn’t expect anything else from a benz fan.

          • wazon8

            It seems that real Babken ended his vacation. :)

          • Babken

            I’m just kidding , bmw is for cocks.

    • Babken

      What amg, idiot?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163817321 X5SoB

    IT’S JUST A RENDERING!!! Get a grip guys.
    As renderings go it’s nice, but probably wrong. The front lower faschia has the “smiley” center opening used on “is” models, the right opening would be the “angry mouth”, also BMW more than likely will incorporate the air curtain venting seen on 1M, meaning vertical vanes toward the outer edges. Pure speculation, of course.

    • Heddlu_Cymru M5

      As seen on the previous leaked picture, the rear diffuser might also not be looking like that. They still put a slab of plastic fat on the front bumper of the test car so it’s very difficult to say how it should look like. The concept coming up next year should give us some decent clue…

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    Even though these are just renderings, I have to praise the quality work that went into these photos. Nice angles and shadows that show some interesting lines.

  • http://www.infinitiom.com/ Used Cars Montclair

    The rendering looks damn good, even if it doesn’t look exactly as the real M5 BMW has planned. As for me, I can’t even afford a regular M3 at the moment let alone the M5.

  • viper

    if bmw manages to lose some weight then maybe they have the chance to be third?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

      Seriously viper, just wait until the comparo. Bmw is going to have a hard time retaking its spot but we wont know that yet.

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