2012 BMW M5 to Start at £73,040 in the UK

BMW M5 | June 19th, 2011 by 36
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BMW UK announces that the new 2012 BMW M5 will be priced at £73,040 or $118,306 when converted to U.S. dollars. Previous generation BMW M5 …

BMW UK announces that the new 2012 BMW M5 will be priced at £73,040 or $118,306 when converted to U.S. dollars. Previous generation BMW M5 was priced at t £65,890. The super sporty saloon goes on sale on November 19.

US pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect a base price around the $90,000 mark and with options to jump over 100k. The new F10 M5 will also become available later this fall for US customers.

With the new super sporty sedan, BMW has moved on from from naturally aspirated engines to a TwinPower turbocharged V8. The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold that outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. The high-rev unit should rocket the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.

2012 BMW M5 to Start at £73,040 in the UK

BMW offers a 7-speed DCT and manual transmission in the new M5. The M5 is limited to a top speed of 155 mph, or 190 mph with the M Driver’s Package.

Stay tuned next week for exclusive coverage on the new BMW M5.

  • Guest

    Seriously Horatiu, are you stupid?
    There is absolutely no source for your claimed 0 – 100 kph with launch control, you entirely made that up.
    Also 560ps is 552 hp. I think it’s really sad that you still don’t get that.

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

      “The high-rev unit SHOULD rocket the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4
      seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.”

      emphasize on SHOULD not will or would.

      • Guest

        But that’s just bullcrap. You admit you have absolutely no source and just made the whole thing up but since you wrote “should” that makes it all right?

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

          everyone can speculate on performance numbers based on power output and
          other variables, hence why I said SHOULD. If it was a confirmed number, I
          would have said so.

          and yes, it makes it all right to speculate or anticipate on certain things,
          as long as you don’t pass them on as CONFIRMED.

          If you would like to discuss further, use your real name and email and we
          can chat.

          Thx

          • Guest

            Yes everyone can speculate on such numbers. But that’s not what you do since you mixed official numbers and your speculations trying to make your readers believe they are official numbers.

          • Manchester Man

            4 seconds sounds about right because if you look at the audi TT RS, 0-60 is over 4.5 seconds whereas with launch control its under 4 seconds. Therefore the m5 with launch should easily be under 4 seconds….. know your shit before u speak!

            Guest is just a hater.

          • Guest

            Haha you compare a ttrs againt the m5 and do not realize that there is a difference between 60mph and 100kph but still tell me to know my shit before i speak? You’re not serious right now, are you?

          • Manchester Man

            no i am not comparing them u fool, i am saying that the ttrs and m5 have similar times 0-60 without launch control so with launch control they should also have similar times because without launch the times are smilar.. how many times do i have to repeat myself?? the weight/bhp ratio is also similar between the two which explains why the 0-60 is similar.

            yep there is a 2 mph different between 60mph and 100kmh but i dont sweat it cos its too small of a difference to consider the 2mph… as i live in the uk i dont bother with kmh. neways get a life u weirdo.

          • Guest

            I will stop chatting with you now because you obviously don’t know what you are talking about. Your insults just underline your outrageous stupidity. Get some education before you try to discuss with people.

          • Manchester Man

            tryna change the subject know? lol

          • guest2

            MM, a 2mph difference translates to 0.2 sec, that is a big deal.  BMW is known to give conservative numbers, but when you reach sub 4.0 sec territory, every 1/10 sec requires significantly more HP to achieve, it is not a linear HP/Weight relationship, your comparison with the TTRS is irrelevant.

          • Manchester Man

            i didnt compare the 2 matey, ALL I SAID WAS THAT IF THE 0-6- TIMES ARE SIMILAR IN THE M5 AND TTRS WITHOUT LAUNCH CONTROL, THERES EVERY CHANCE THT THEY WILL BE SIMILAR WITHOUT LAUNCH CONTROL…. BLOODY HELL!!!! you want me to repeat it again?

          • Manchester Man

            corection: that they will be similar with launch control*

          • guest2

            by stating “they will be similar”, you’re comparing the two, by definition.  the author used SHOULD with official 4.4 sec number and his speculative sub 4.0 sec time in the same sentence, that’s the fault.  If he had said: the m5 is said to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 4.4, and SHOULD do so under 4 with LC, I’d be fine with it.  His sentence is mis-leading, and people who know their m5 (including myself here), will not entertain such mis-information. 

          • Manchester Man

            the TIMES are similar the TIMES!!!!! the cars are completely different but the 0-60 TIMES are similar.

          • Guest

            Come again?

          • Manchester Man

            lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Nichol/765195321 Matthew Nichol

      ALL reports show power @ 560HP/502lb…& yes it says should be under 4 seconds, which i bet when the car is tested you will be retracting your comments towards horatiu!! furthermore if your opinion differes from the article writer then voice your opinion properly…writing “are you stupid?” just shows your elementary intelect & rude nature…great article horatiu, keep em coming, any M5 info is always welcomed!!

      • Guest

        Those reports are plainly wrong. All german speaking reports state power at 412kw which equals 552hp. Someone at bmw messed this up and didn’t realize hp is not the same as ps. It was the same thing with the x5m and x6m. In the end 547 hp was correct.
        I’m rude because i’ve corrected him before, but he doesn’t seem to mind.

      • Guest

        Furthermore i’m not a native speaker and may in fact speak at an elementary school level.

    • Manchester Man

      4 seconds sounds about right because if you look at the audi TT RS, 0-60 is over 4.5 seconds whereas with launch control its under 4 seconds. Therefore the m5 with launch should easily be under 4 seconds….. know your shit before u speak!Guest is just a hater.

  • Manchester Man

    People cry because the RS6 has more BHP but for gods sake the rs6 is a 4 wheel drive…  when the power is just going to the rear wheels then thats a whole different ball game!! the m5 will continue to trump on its rivals!

    • Guest

      You do realize that the m5 is seriously heavy at 4,287lbs and that even the rs6 c7 with all wheel drive will be lighter than the rear wheel drive m5? In fact the m5 is the heaviest in its class. So don’t be too sure about that.

      • Manchester Man

        wasnt talking bout weight i was talking about the experience of having the power going to the rear wheels, it is much more of a better experience for the driver.

        the m5 e60 killed the rs6 in all the reviews because even though the m5 was slower, it was MUCH more engaging, sharp and poised than the rs6 around corners. the rs6 was dull and lifeless compare to the m5. if you don believe me look at the top gear reviews or any other.

  • guest2

    The info is misleading.  I poured through all 20+ pages of BMW’s official release, no where did I see any claim of a sub 4 second 0 – 62mph time with Launch Control.  How do you know the 4.4 second time is not ALREADY with Launch Control?

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  • Viper

    I doubt this theory with l.c. and under 4 seconds…..

    the car is pretty heavy , almost 1950kg , and with just 560hp as said sounds just incredible.

    I never heard that even bmw m5 G power with 750hp could reach 100kmh in under 4 seconds. and that is 750hp V10.

    • JRobUSC

      that vehicle was setup for high speed runs, not 0-60 times.  I don’t know whether the M5 will break 4 seconds 0-60 either, but considering the CTS-V has, and that BMW is typically conservative in their estimates, it’s certainly feasible. Whether it does or not, though, based on the 0-200kph time and the standing 1km time BMW quoted (both are quicker than the Audi R8 V10), it’s going to be an incredibly fast vehicle.  That’s good enough for me.

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  • drossel

    Horatiu, your writing doesn’t distinguish fact from opinion enough.  this post contains a long list of facts and one opinion thrown in.  i had to go back and scour the press release because i thought i skipped over the acceleration quotes.  in the future, please make it more apparently if something is an opinion.

    launch control is nice, but the only laymen are concerned with 0-60 times.  0-60 times are not a good indication of a car’s acceleration potential.  0-60 measures a car’s traction more than its acceleration.  why do you think all the cars with the best 0-60 times are AWD?  all things being equal, an AWD vehicle will always have better 0-60 times than a RWD one.  a much better measure of acceleration is 1/4 mile time.  

  • drossel

    Horatiu, your writing doesn’t distinguish fact from opinion enough.  this post contains a long list of facts and one opinion thrown in.  i had to go back and scour the press release because i thought i skipped over the acceleration quotes.  in the future, please make it more apparently if something is an opinion.

    launch control is nice, but the only laymen are concerned with 0-60 times.  0-60 times are not a good indication of a car’s acceleration potential.  0-60 measures a car’s traction more than its acceleration.  why do you think all the cars with the best 0-60 times are AWD?  all things being equal, an AWD vehicle will always have better 0-60 times than a RWD one.  a much better measure of acceleration is 1/4 mile time.  

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