Fort Washington-based West German BMW has put together a BMW Individual project based on the all-new BMW F90 M5. The few images shared with us show the iconic red color being pared with a beautiful Caramel Brown leather interior, also from the Individual Catalog.
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Back in April, BMW M showcased the use of their Individual Program through some exclusive and exciting colors for the new BMW F90 M5. The selection of colors indicates how versatile the Individual catalog is in terms of colors, and of course, other customization. The offer is almost unlimited for the sports sedan from Garching and ultimately only a matter of price. Even colors associated with other manufacturers, such as Ferrari Red, are implemented on request.
Named after the Imola F1 track in San Marino, Italy, Imola Red emerged due to Ralf Schumacher scoring his first win with BMW Williams in his FW-23. First seen on the E46 M3, the color has become an icon for BMW M cars. While not an official color for new BMW models, owners with deep pockets have the option to order their precious sporty sedan with the iconic color.
The new M5 not only stands out through those unique colors, but also through its performance. Last week, German magazine Sport Auto posted their Nurburgring times aboard the new BMW F90 M5. The final figure is7:38.92, which puts the new M5 just 10 seconds behind the track-focused M4 GTS and significantly faster than the previous F10 M5 with Competition Package – 8:05 minutes. Even more impressive is the fact that the F90 M5 is on the same level as the Lexus LFA, once considered one of the best cars to track.
Under the hood of the F90 M5 is the newest version of BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Now, it makes 600 hp on the nose and 553 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic that’s been specifically tuned for M5 duty. When powering all four wheels, as it does normally (we’ll get into that in a bit), this new BMW M5 can accelerated from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds.