2012 BMW M5

  • 2012 BMW M5 attacks the beach

    Throwing wicked powerslides in a 560-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 super sedan is child's play. Doing it on the beach, in the surf, is not. But the 2012 BMW M5 takes it in stride. Manhandled by precision driver Wolfgang Weber, the M5 gracefully slides, pirouettes, and donuts its way across the sand and scares the daylight out of some seagulls. What's not to like? The reason for the video: wishing luck to Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the 2012 Games.

  • 2012 BMW M5 on the cover of Forza Motorsport 4
    2012 BMW M5 Up For Grabs In Forza Motorsport 4 On Xbox 360

    Got Forza Motorsport 4 for the XBox 360? Good. Got a 2012 BMW M5? No? Then this might interest you. Video games aren't just video games any more, they're the gateway to something much better. Gran Turismo has turned several gamers into real racing drivers with the GT Academy, and Forza 4 players...

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    Win A 2012 BMW M5 With Forza Motorsport 4

    While the people behind Need For Speed: The Run are giving away a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S for registering on the video game’s website, Microsoft has announced that it plans to do something similar with its latest Forza Motorsport 4 title, which just went on sale a few days ago. Microsoft...

  • The Stig drives the 2012 BMW M5...in circles
    The Stig Burns Rubber In The 2012 BMW M5: Video

    Top Gear's Stig may or may not be the most incredible, alien-talented driver on the planet, depending on the fanboy status of who you're talking to, but the 2012 BMW M5 is a known quantity. Here, the two come together in a tasty bit of teasery goodness, more info of which is detailed on the show's...

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    BMW Considering Carbon Ceramic Brakes For 2012 M5?

    The world of high-performance sports sedans has changed by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and particularly so over the past several years, as higher levels of materials and technology become more available and suitable for daily use. Working with its brake supplier, Brembo, BMW appears to...

  • 2012 BMW M5 MotoGP official safety car
    MotoGP Adopts 2012 BMW M5 As Official Safety Car

    BMW used this past weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP to unveil its new F10 M5 safety car, and to celebrate the occasion invited 50 lucky M fans for hot laps in the new sports sedan. Though the car is based on the latest 2012 BMW M5, it gets a few subtle details for its MotoGP safety car duties...

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    The upcoming 2012 BMW M5 has lapped the Nurburgring, and unofficial lap times appear to be under eight minutes.

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    2012 BMW M5 Hits The Track: Video

    You’re read all the specs, ogled the images and even played around with its online configurator. However, with a sales release not scheduled until this fall, the closest you’re going to get to the new 2012 BMW M5 is with this video showcasing the German sports sedan carving up some...

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    2012 BMW M5 Preview

    The wait is over, and the official info on the 2012 BMW M5 is here. Are you ready?

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    2012 BMW M5 Leaked

    Update: The official details on the 2012 BMW M5 are out. Click here to view our latest post. Though it isn’t set to make its official world debut until this September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the new 2012 BMW M5 has hit the Internet by way of a leaked report and is already starting...

  • 2012 BMW M5 spied with manual transmission
    2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission In U.S.

    Going a long way towards confirming previous reports that a third-pedal option would be offered on the 2012 BMW M5, at least in the U.S., this latest image reveals that BMW is testing prototypes on local soil fitted with a conventional manual transmission. The prototype was spotted in Los Angeles...

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    New 2012 BMW M5 Prototype Preview: Video

    The F10M, as it's known internally, or 2012 BMW M5 as we'll soon know it, has just got another prototype video teaser straight from BMW, this time in high-speed testing at the Nardo Ring, where we see the car passing 315 km/h or so (about 195 mph) as the driver casually sips coffee. The German...

  • 2012 BMW M5 engine seen in Concept M5

    The brand new 2012 BMW M5 is scheduled to be unveiled in just a few months at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show but a near production-ready concept version of the car, the aptly named Concept M5, was recently unveiled at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. BMW only officially revealed the concept’s exterior, which points to the styling direction the production model will take. However, since its unveiling late last month, a number of images of its interior and now its engine, too, have leaked onto the web. Note that since this is a concept, the features understandably are a little unrefined. Final...

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    2012 BMW M5 (F10) At The Proving Grounds: Video

    This official look at the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 is our best look yet at what to expect. For those that feared the new M5 might lose some of its edge, we find little to quibble with here. Smoky burnouts, lots of tail-out action in the dry and wet, high-speed testing, and more await. Click play and...

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    2012 BMW M5 All-Wheel Drive Rumors Build Steam

    Last month we brought you some of the first reports of plans for an all-wheel drive version of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5. Today the rumors coalesce with supposed confirmation from an unnamed source within the company. This move isn't really surprising, though it is out of form for the M Division...

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    2012 BMW M5 On Ice: Video

    EVO writer Chris Harris was recently given the chance to fling a F10 BMW M5 around icy and snowy roads in Sweden, and he captured the antics on video. The car he drove isn't a finished production version, but Harris has words of praise for the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 that makes around 560...

  • 2011 BMW Concept M5 leaked interior shots
    BMW Concept M5 Interior Leaked

    Images of BMW’s new Concept M5 have been up for several weeks but until now we’re yet to see any details of its interior. Before you gasp note that the Concept M5 is just a preview of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 due at September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show so the almost substandard...

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    BMW Concept M5: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show Preview

    Following this past weekend’s leak, BMW has released the first official images of its new Concept M5 ahead of its world debut later this month at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. Like previous concept cars from the hallowed M division, the design you see here is pretty much what will be used for...

  • BMW Concept M5 leaked photos

    The good folks at BMW are not going to be happy about this, but leaked photos of the BMW Concept M5, the "concept" that presages the coming 2012 M5, based on the F10 5-Series, have emerged on an enthusiast forum. The images appear to come from behind the wall of an embargoed event currently underway in Germany. Rumors of the output of the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 expected to sit under the hood of the new M5 have reached as high as 578 horsepower, a 23-horsepower jump over the output of the M engines in the X5 M and X6 M. Paired with a DCT dual-clutch transmission (and possibly a six-speed...

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    Report: U.S.-Spec 2012 BMW M5 Will Get Manual Transmission

    With the introduction of its new 2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe, the German automaker made the surprise move of offering it with a manual transmission option here in the U.S. but only an eight-speed auto for its home market. It appears BMW is set to do the same with the next-gen M5, which is expected to...

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    Video: 2012 BMW M5 Teaser

    It didn’t make this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show but a brand new 2012 BMW M5 is just around the corner, at least in concept form, and in the lead up to its arrival BMW’s hallowed M Division has released an extended version of the original teaser video from a couple of days ago...

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    Next BMW M5 To Be Automatic Only?

    Performance cars are all about performance, except when they're not. In the case of luxury-performance sedans like BMW's M5, there are numerous concessions made to comfort and civility that cost ultimate speed and handling. But the next M5 may make a big concession: no manual transmission, not even...

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    Report: BMW M5 Concept Headed To 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    Just as the BMW M3 was originally displayed in concept form back at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, and then again in production trim at the following Frankfurt Auto Show that same year, BMW is expected to do the same with the new-generation M5 due out later this year. However, while the original M3...

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