M5board brings us new renderings of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5. The next generation F10 M5 will be unveiled in late March and the car, in a concept form, will make its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 19th.
Taking a different approach, the m5board fellas give the new M5 the beautiful and stunning Frozen Grey paint, along with super sporty black 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 next generation 2012 BMW M5 drops the fans-favorite V10 naturally aspirated engine in favor for 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, but official track times will not be available until late 2011.
The same very engine is rumored to feature cylinder shutdown to aid with fuel consumption overall figures and a 25-30% more efficiency is expected, when compared to the current E60 M5.
The production model will debut this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show and sales will begin in early 2012.
[Source: m5board ]