In the first part of our series ” How we design icons – by BMW M”, a video published by BMW takes us for a visit at the top secret BMW M design department. Seungmo Lim, the Exterior Designer for the new F90 M5, walks us through the design features of the new M5.
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As Lim says, the process kicks off with abstract sketches which eventually guides him to the final design. Lim talks about how each design feature on the M5 serves a purpose and are performance driven.
The design of the new M5 is an evolution of the previous F10 model and was built upon the lightweight architecture of the current G30 5 Series. Compared to the standard business sedan, the front bumper has larger air intakes and sharper lines, the roof is carbon fiber, and M mirrors were fitted to it.
There is also a thicker-finned rear diffuser and a quartet of black-tipped exhaust tips, along with the typical large multi-spoke alloy wheels.
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