Discussion in '5 Series' started by EMpower, Jun 25, 2009.
Extremely disappointing if it ends up looking like that.
Heh, I really liked that about SMG and the button below it with the 7 (?) settings
Only? When you have ALL torque available at around 1500 rpm???
dont worry, its not going to. What you see is a 550i with M-package but testing engine from M5.
I think they are just normal 5 with M pack parked next to M5 (one with camo).
Isn't it just a 5er M pack, not M5 engine or anything? The M5 is the one behind the M pack. Why would it have M5 engine??
So EVO says 578 hp in an article about future Audi V8 turbo'd engines. And we know now that it's got a 7 speed DCT box too...
If M5 F10 feel more like M5 E39 than M5 E60, this means again the fastest sedan ever, and lighter weight. If it is so I hope the M3 F32 will be more like M3 E46 than M3 E92, eventhough it has technically no demerits, except increased weight. But as is will be an M3 I hope they'll make it more aggressive. The new 3 Series F30 is very exciting in all ways.
M5 F10 spotted in Glendale, South California, by RadzM from the 5series.net
Source: F10 M5 Sighting in Socal! - 5 Series Forums
Up close and personal....and no interior shots. Oh dear!
Interesting to note that this silver car has the same plates as the black car that is shown on the previous page of this thread. Both spotting in SoCal, but just interesting it's the same plate.
Looks like an integrated back-of-seat screen there..??
Is the side indicator going to be integrated into the M-gills? ...Kinda looks like it, but camo is deceiving.
Imagine M5 with Full-LED Headlights like the new 6-series :icondrool
I don't speak any German. If someone does, would love to know what these guys talk about - in case there is anything interesting...
Yes. It's the rear seat entertainment package.
Another M5 trailer:
The same trailer with commentary:
Source: NEW F10 M5 Trailer and Testing Video (with Commentary) - 2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
EVO says they have driven it in prototype form.....
What is it?
The BMW M5. The fast saloon car after which the whole genre is named. Its internal code is F10M – the first time an M car has been given a specific internal name.
Twin turbochargers, with unspecific modifications to both intake and exhaust systems. Official response to the question of power output is: 'Do you really think we would give it less than an X6M?'. An X6M has 547bhp. There's a seven-speed DCT dual clutch transmission with three different shift speeds and a fully automatic mode. Saloon only for now.
What’s it like to drive?
Is turbocharging a highlight? When it makes a car this flexible and plain accelerative, it has to be. Yes, the near-insanity of the old V10 makes way for slightly reduced throttle response, but it’s marginal. On a Swedish lake, you can still make tiny adjustments to sustain that all-important 1km drift. Does it feel turbocharged? A little bit. Does it make enough induction noise? No. But this isn’t the finished car, the BMW M-gurus insist that the final product will be different in this respect.
I only drove the car on snow, ice and the occasional patch of asphalt. It felt like an M-car in the correct sense: purposeful, but not too aggressive. The steering, chassis and powertrain each have three modes: comfort, sport and sport-plus, giving a myriad of options. The MDM (M Driving Mode) brings a higher threshold DSC intervention that requires steering correction from the driver, or you spin, It works brilliantly. Switch it all off and you have a circa 560bhp, rear-wheel-drive saloon with an LSD. If you can’t enjoy that, you’re a wally.
I can’t tell you much about ride comfort and steering yet, except that with the suspension set to comfort the car is compliant but never soft. The steering is faster than in a regular BMW 5-series.
How does it compare?
The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is too good to be a walkover, but this M5 will take some beating. For all current and recent E60 M5 owners know this: the new M5 has a gearbox as fast as the E60s that also works properly in Auto mode. It has a bigger fuel tank than a regular 5 (somewhere between 70 and 80 litres, but they won’t say exactly what – I’m cleverly guessing 75) which with the much improved economy gives a real range of 400 miles. So: range, gearbox, torque – BMW has listened, all of the E60’s vices have been sorted.
Anything else I need to know?
I can’t really comment on the styling because the car was disguised. On narrow winter tyres it’s lacking that delicious signature rear-axle camber, but the flared front wings give just the right suggestion of clout. Expect bespoke seats, masses of M badges, an oil temperature gauge and, hopefully, an M5 specific steering wheel.
To me this car feels like its DNA has been drawn from the E39 M5. It’s a less frenzied machine than the one it replaces: it has torque and flexibility but still the killer pace every M5 owner requires. Something will need to go badly wrong between now and the end of 2011 for the finished car to be anything but a triumph.
Pre-production new BMW M5 review by Chris Harris | evo car reviews
is the twin turbo engine will be fitted in e63 amg then i so wanna see a mile drag race between these two beasts from standstill:t-drive:
Why cant bmw change the steering wheels for M models. The premium, customers pay and they still get the same wheel as a basic model but with a bit of extra padding. Dissapointment!
Over at m5board.com they are talking about a +7250 rpm redline :t-hands:
PS german Autobild and sportauto also drove the new M5 and they also confirm DCT gearbox and mention of active cooling systems.
^^ I see having 100 rpm more or less makes a huge difference to you
But given the character of the turbo engine, it doesn't really matter..
BTW, the first ever M with an internal development name, F10 M.
We're in for something special again boys!!
Source:F10 M5 Spotted In Monte Carlo Blue, Showing DCT Transmission - 2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
Haha... funny how the initial photos show the front wheels lined-up straight, but when it comes to the interior shots, the wheel is magically turned to the right so the paddle shifters could block the important part of the rev range.
God Bless the poor soul who has to clean and wax those rims! I thought mine were a pain, but good luck getting in between the split-spokes.
I dont think the redline is any different from the pics I posted above.