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Interior and Engine Photos: 2012 BMW M5 F10

Spy Photos | May 23rd, 2011 by 28
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New photos of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 surface on the interwebs. Recently unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, the new F10 M5 is preparing …

New photos of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 surface on the interwebs. Recently unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, the new F10 M5 is preparing for an official launch at the M Festival on June 23rd.

The photos seem to be from the same batch revealed last week when for the first time we had the opportunity to see the new V8 TwinPower engine in all its glory. The photos were taken at the Shanghai show, and it remains unclear if the interior shots portray the final design. Rumors say that the cockpit displayed in China was not the official one and the lack of an M button on the steering wheel ads more uncertainty.

As you see in the photos below, the F10 M5 will take advantage of the Black Panel technology that first debuted in the 7 Series. Inside, the typical M elements remain, starting with the M steering wheel and the M gear selector.

Interior and Engine Photos: 2012 BMW M5 F10

Full details around the powerplant remain unknown, but we learned in the past that the 2012 BMW M5 is powered by an updated version of the S63 engine found in the BMW X5 M and X6 M. The 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll powerplant will peak at somewhere in the 570-horsepower range and 530 lb-ft of torque. The 0-62 mph dash should take about 4.4 seconds,

The updated unit delivers both performance and efficiency significantly increased in comparison to the previous engine. Numerous drivetrain innovations and other enhancements have lead to a reduction in fuel consumption and emission levels by more than 25 percent.

The new engine is matted mated to a 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic. The combination of the new engine with M Drivelogic is supplemented by an Auto Start Stop function. A manual option will be offered for US customers.

The super sporty sedan goes on sale in early 2012 and it is rumored to have a base price around $100,000 mark.

[Source: m5board ]

  • T.

    The M5 Concept in Shanghai was not the final vehicle. Although there were subtle changes to be made on the exterior to match the production car. The interior is far from final and is missing some M-Specifc details.
    For example the controls for the car’s drivelogic etc around an M5 exclusive transmission and the all important M buttons on the steering wheel.

    The original photographs were caught in Shanghai  whilst the car was in the process of being moved to it’s enclosure for the duration of the show. Now that the car has travelled to Singapore it appears that the staff there have opened up the car to viewing which they should not have done. That is why in Garching and Shanghai your only look was at the visual aspects of the exterior.

  • Alexalpert

    Bimmer blog should just rss feed bimmer post and bimmer file blog stories. Seems it just copies.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      And they should do the same. Thanks

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      And they should do the same. Thanks

    • Christopher A.

      You clearly don’t know anything how news work…no website has ownership on news. Look at cnn vs huff post vs bbc vs NY TImes etc..etc…I am on both websites and sometimes I see stories up first on bmw blog, but other times on bimmerpost, not a big deal. One it’s a forum and the other is a blog.

      Thanks Horatiu for the photos, ignore those that don’t understand publishing

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Btw, here is what it appeared first http://www.germancarforum.com/5-series/37060-official-bmw-concept-m5-21.html and we gave these guys full credit.

      • Correct

         You are wrong. They appeared on M5Board.com first: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/f10-m5-discussion/188925-f10-m5-detail.html

        The pictures are even hotlinked on the GCF forum.

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  • GuesTTT

    MATED. Engines are mated to transmissions, not matted.

     Mated – verb (used with object) . . .
    13. to match or marry.
    14. to join, fit, or associate suitably: to mate thought with daring action.
    15. to connect or link: a telephone system mated to a computerized information service.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu Boeriu

      You are correct. Fixed it. Thanks

    • Tom Cardone

      really? 

    • Nnnn

      good catch!

  • LexusLVR

    Looks pretty cheap, bland and uninspired. If I am paying so much money for such a car I want an interior that can at least rival that of the new Infiniti M or even the CURRENT (OLD) Lexus GS.

    This is another thing BMW doesn’t do well: interiors. Even Audi makes better interiors than BMW and aspires to reach the quality and workmanship levels that both Lexus and Infiniti (and even Acura) have long established for over 20 years.

    • ///M

       Dude, you don’t like BMWs then get the F*ck off this site. BMWBLOG is for people who appreciate high class German Engineered cars such as BMW. No one wants to hear your shitty and worthless opinion. Go back to driving your overpriced rebadged Toyota.

    • ///M

       Dude, you don’t like BMWs then get the F*ck off this site. BMWBLOG is for people who appreciate high class German Engineered cars such as BMW. No one wants to hear your shitty and worthless opinion. Go back to driving your overpriced rebadged Toyota.

    • wazon8

      Did you just compare M5’s interior to plastic cheap interior of Infinity M? Better get some real life exprience with cars first.

  • LexusLVR

    Looks pretty cheap, bland and uninspired. If I am paying so much money for such a car I want an interior that can at least rival that of the new Infiniti M or even the CURRENT (OLD) Lexus GS.

    This is another thing BMW doesn’t do well: interiors. Even Audi makes better interiors than BMW and aspires to reach the quality and workmanship levels that both Lexus and Infiniti (and even Acura) have long established for over 20 years.

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  • Correct

     The original source was not GCF, it was M5board.com: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/f10-m5-discussion/188925-f10-m5-detail.html

    You should reflect that in this blog post, as communicated.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Gustav, will get to this buddy. Sorry, sometimes we don’t have the
      time to chase through the web where they first appeared. We used the
      source that we thought it was the the initial one.

      My advice? Next time watermark the photos.

      Anyway, this whole game between BMW sites is getting out of hand. We
      will link to anyone and anywhere cause we care about out readers,
      regardless if it comes from competitor sites. If we don’t link, it
      means we didn’t know the source.

      • Correct

        I agree with you, it is silly.
         
        But when a comment claims something that is incorrect, the need for correction is necessary. 

        As I see it a link should go to the originating source, period.

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  • K Hysenaj

    Still E63AMG is faster 0-100.

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  • Viper

    no looking fancy at all , rather boring and deja vu , no inovation in interior , must be because I like audi more.

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