The Dutch fellows at Autogespot spotted the new 2012 BMW M5 for the first time in the Singapore Gray paint.
The color is available as a standard option, among a variety of others: Space Gray, Silverstone II, Imperial Blue, Monte Carlo Blue, Havana, Alpine White and Black Sapphire. For the first time, BMW also offers the new M5 with a variety of Individual exterior and interior colors.
The exterior color palette includes Frozen Gray, Froze Silver, Frozen Black, Citrine Black, Azurite Black, Moonstone and Champagne Quartz.
Judging by the photos, Singapore Gray seems to resemble one of BMW fans’ all-time favorite colors, the Sparkling Graphite that was first introduced with the E9x 3 Series.
BMW will introduce the new M5 in 2012, with sales beginning first in Europe, followed by an US launch in Summer of next year. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect a base price for North American customers at around $90,000.
Under the bonnet of the new BMW M5 lies a newly developed, high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Injection petrol direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control), maximum output of 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm.
The instantaneous power delivery and sustained thrust familiar from M cars are the key to acceleration of 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds (0 – 200 km/h/124 mph: 13.0 seconds). Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 9.9 liters per 100 kilometers / 23.7 mpg (CO2 emissions: 232 g/km).
M5 will be offered in North America with the option of a manual gearbox, as well as trick carbon ceramic brakes.
Read our test drive review of the 2012 BMW M5.