The M brand was represented at the 2012 LA Auto Show by the BMW M5 sedan and M6 Coupe. Sporting the signature colors, Monte Carlo Blue and Sakhir Orange, the two Ms attracted, as expected, a good crowd around them. The super sporty high-end M6 coupe went on sale this summer with a base price of $106,995. The F10 BMW M5 also launched this year at $90,695.
Both cars are powered by the high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control. The cars deliver 560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and maximum torque of 680 Newton meters (502 lb-ft) from 1,500 rpm.
Dimensions wise, the M5 Sedan is slightly larger than the sportier M6 Coupe, 4,910 mm vs 4,898 mm. To give the passengers more interior space, the M5 is 13mm wider than the M6 (2119 mm vs 2106 mm).
As expected, the F10 M5 also weighs slightly more than the M6 Coupe, 4,286 lbs vs 4,243 lbs.
Here is a photo gallery from the show.