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Photo Comparison: BMW E60 M5 Concept vs. F10 M5 Concept

BMW M5, Featured Posts | April 5th, 2011 by 34
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Earlier today, BMW M turned a new page in their long and prosperous history. The new F10 BMW M5 was unveiled, first in a concept …

Earlier today, BMW M turned a new page in their long and prosperous history. The new F10 BMW M5 was unveiled, first in a concept form. The car is heading to Shanghai Motor Show later this month and by the end of this year, will replace the current generation E60 M5.

The E60 M5 was introduced in 2005, same as the new one, in a concept form first. It was the world’s first production sedan to feature a V10 petrol engine. The 4,999 cc V10 S85 engine was redlining at 8250 rpm, and developing a peak output of 500 horsepower and 520 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque. The BMW M5, along with the E63/64 BMW M6, were designed to use the new Getrag SMG III single-clutch seven speed semi-automatic transmission. BMW announced in October 2006 that a 6-speed conventional manual transmission would be available in North America, this became the base transmission in these markets while SMG III is an option.

Photo Comparison: BMW E60 M5 Concept vs. F10 M5 Concept

Photo Comparison: BMW E60 M5 Concept vs. F10 M5 Concept

E60 M5 was built on the controversial 5 Series designed by late BMW designer Davide Arcangeli, under the direction of ex-BMW Chief Designer, Chris Bangle. The bodystyle was controversial due to its unusual proportions. The eyebrow of the front headlights was also frowned upon by car magazines for taking away the aggressive look of its predecessors.

From 2002 until 2010, unofficial reports state that around 19,500 M5 sedans were built at the Dingolfing plant in Germany.

The new F10 M5 launches at the end of this year as a 2012 model year and will follow the same 7-year lifespan. The car is powered by a new TwinPower V8 turbocharged engine that is rumored to produce between 560-565 horsepower. Official figures will be released shortly. Only transmission confirmed at this time is the seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic. A manual offering is rumored to be offered only for the North American market.

Photo Comparison: BMW E60 M5 Concept vs. F10 M5 Concept

Design wise, the new M5 builds atop the safer, more appealing design lines of the F10 5 Series. Using softer lines, yet elegant, the new 5 Series has proven to be a success for BMW so far. The F10 M5 delivers what one expects from an M car: aggressiveness, sportiness and elegance. The front spoiler takes the M5 a step further than the 5 Series models with the popular M-package, three large air intakes, blacked out grille and discreet rear spoiler located on the boot lid serves to optimize the car’s aerodynamics.

Photo Comparison: BMW E60 M5 Concept vs. F10 M5 Concept

The M5 Concept will go through minor changes when it goes into production later this summer, the side mirrors will be replaced, just as with the previous M5 Concept, and BMW will also offer different wheels.

As always, BMWBLOG gives you a photo comparison between the “old” and new BMW M5.

Photo Comparison: BMW E60 M5 Concept vs. F10 M5 Concept

  • http://twitter.com/mrfusionsurf john stremel

    New M5 concept looks sweet! We need a lightweight version.

  • Bryce

    The new M5 looks great but they seriously need to get rid of those awful looking reflectors on the rear… maybe it’s a safety feature that’s required by the state, I’m not sure, but it looks atrocious

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hietter John Hietter

    Great comparison as always, I would love to see the E39 M5 in there as well.

  • Manchester Man

    I love the new m5 concept, I think its nicer than the e60 although from my opinion the side skirts on the e60 is nicer.

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  • Tom Cardone

    im alittle torn. the f10 m5 is clearly more aggressive, but the lower front fascia of the e60 m5 is way more appealing than the f10′s. im very dissapointed with it, i hate how its just a big oval. BUT its growing on me the more i look at it.
    it is and always will be, an ultimate driving machine. im sure when the production model is introduced and people get behind the wheel, the 7 year life span will be a huge success for bmw.

  • John N

    I always thought the E60 M5 was the most beautiful M5 ever made. Sinister and mean. E39 M5 also a beauty….the F10 is nice enough and without seeing one in real life, will with hold final judgement. Either way, its an M5 which is special!,

  • Raddy

    wow,I like the E60 better

  • Raddy

    wow,I like the E60 better

  • http://profiles.google.com/polostephan Sangho Kim

    F10 looks great for sure, but if I can take one home, I’ll take E60.
    It’s got more character.

  • Himora

    the front bumper of the new f10 just makes it look like a bigger 3 series. Atleast with the outgoing version the m5 had its own bumper as shown in the photos. Put the e60 bumper on the f10

  • Himora

    the front bumper of the new f10 just makes it look like a bigger 3 series. Atleast with the outgoing version the m5 had its own bumper as shown in the photos. Put the e60 bumper on the f10

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hubert-Jadczak/100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    Can’t wait till G-Power release the new Hurricane based on the F10 M5 model :D my GOD! It would produce around 900 HP, and run 0-100km/h faster than 3.5 sec!!! :))

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  • Orlandocroccia

    The front bumper from e60 is better. It combines perfectly agressiveness and style. F10 is agressive but not as smooth and stylish as the e60 front bumper.

  • wazon8

    I love both of them, but the new one is a bit more appealing to me. The only thing that could be better about M5 f10 design is its front bumper.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    if you cut the back of the E60 off, trim the front and get rid of the jap headlights, add some character to the plain flat door and …. wait … just buy the F10 :-) Yes, the E60 M5 looked better then the E60 whatever but thats just saying that he was the healthiest patient in the ER.
    The F10′s front bumper looks a bit too aggressive or ricey – imho. It could have been shaped nicer, but the TT needs lots of air so they had to make that huge gap. Overall a good looking car.

  • Sajan

    I think it’s important to mention that from the dead on front view, the e60 m5 looks more aggressive and better in design. The shape of those front lights just can’t be beaten, however from the 3/4 front view the f10 looks far more superior and dare I say it, aggressive. The shape of the front is much better on the f10 from the 3/4 view. The e60 looks too flat after looking at the f10. I noticed this as soon as the f10 came out.
    One thing I really hate about the f10 m5 is at the back where the exhausts are.. why couldn’t they have integrated that piece into the rear bumper? I really think it spoils the design, but that might be just because that silver metal concept paint highlights it.

  • Chris

    The E60 made the E39 look outdated instantly.

    The F10 does NOT E60 look outdated instantly.

    The interior is a giant leap forward, though.

    • Jhon

      I love both
      E60 is sleek and sexy in M5 form and best M5 so far. The F10 M5 looks
      Good too because its an M car. Interior is better in new one. I would
      own both if I could.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan-Neri/1514258855 Ivan Neri

    the former is still wonderful, just the new pretty, will never be equal

  • Porsche997

    E60 M5 is sleek and sexy. F10 M5 is clean and functional. Both awesome machines. The E60 M5 will be missed for sure by a lot of BMW fans. Luckily its a timeless design that will look for years to come.

  • Brett

    I love all the M5 to ever exist, but I still like the E60 better. It has a nicer front end and side views. The F10 only wins at the rear, because it is just soo agressive.

  • Buildmast

    I Love the E60 M5, just bought a 2007 facelift model, it is an awesome Luxurious super machine and it is a machine!!! M5′s in my opinion would have to be one of the best cars for practicality, no doubt about it…

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  • Smithers

    E60 M5 is the finest ever. Stunning to look at. i miss bangle but than again Bangle was head of design for the F10. When i see E60 M5 on the road i salivate in lust. The edgy design is unique and beautiful. I hope tne F10 stirs the same emotions…E39 did that too but that was a long time ago, now its so old and dated looking and slow by supercar standards. Long live the E60 and hello F10!!!!!

  • Smithers

    E60 M5 is the finest ever. Stunning to look at. i miss bangle but than again Bangle was head of design for the F10. When i see E60 M5 on the road i salivate in lust. The edgy design is unique and beautiful. I hope tne F10 stirs the same emotions…E39 did that too but that was a long time ago, now its so old and dated looking and slow by supercar standards. Long live the E60 and hello F10!!!!!

  • E34M5owner

    I miss Bangle, made the most beautiful BMW’s ever ! The F10 is awesome though.
    I used to think the Bangle E60 was ugly in photos until I saw a few E60 M5′s on the road
    and I immediately fell in love with the lines. I hope the F10 M5 also stirs my soul in the same way.
    All M cars are special !

  • collin black

    E60 from the front looks way better..   Even the side of the E60 is better than the F10.  The only thing nice i can say about the new F10 is maybe the rear view.

  • Spence4447

    i like the f10 m5, but my  preference is for the e60 m5.. looks a little better i.m.o. and the v10 will put a smile on your face, no matter what kinda gas milege it gives you in return, and no turbo motor will do that. the s85 will be missed.

  • DW

    I have an E60, It looks way better, although I do like the aggressive F10 hood

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