2013 BMW M5 Will Compete in 2012 One Lap of America

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2013 BMW M5 Will Compete in 2012 One Lap of America
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The 2013 BMW M5 will compete in this year’s One Lap of America, driving 3,300 miles in the eight day event while competing in several motorsports events. The M5 will compete in the Luxury Sedan class for top honors in the new “Showroom Stock” class. It’s the perfect event for the German automaker to show… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show

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Top 10 Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show
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There’s no denying that the 2012 BMW M5 probably deserves a higher spot on our Frankfurt Auto Show Top 10 list, but here it is anyway. Maybe it’s that we all knew several months ago that it would have a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 and make 562-hp that made its “official” reveal less captivating than it… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 More Power, More Awesome: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 BMW M5 More Power, More Awesome: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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BMW says that the 2012 M5 delivers 9.9 liters per 100 km (23.75 mpg US) in the EU combined test cycle, a gain of some 30 percent over the old and much lamented E60 chassis, V-10 powered version. Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Green Hell Fly and Drive Video: Six Lucky Winners Get One Epic Adventure

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It’s the experience of the lifetime. In fact, it’s several, all rolled into one. To help celebrate the launch of the all new 2012 M5, BMW flew six lucky winners to Germany where they became the very first to drive what will no doubt soon be crowned as the world’s most high performance sedan. Better… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Makes Surprise Appearance at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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2012 BMW M5 Makes Surprise Appearance at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
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It’s perhaps the only automotive venue in the world where the new BMW M5 won’t get the attention it deserves. Then again, it’s hard to compete with the 100 year old rolling sculptures on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Eelgance. Debuting at the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race, the new M5 is scheduled to get… Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Record Setting 7:55 Nurburgring Lap Time Now Slightly More Official

BMW M5 Record Setting 7:55 Nurburgring Lap Time Now Slightly More Official
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Reports of the BMW M5’s record-setting Nurburgring lap time are just starting to circulate now, well after we first covered the story last week. The source for the 7:55 run didn’t come from BMW, however, nor did it come from testing done by the automotive media, but from a website FastestLaps.com, raising some doubt as… Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Unofficially Crowned World’s Fastest Sedan With 7:55 Nurburgring Lap Time

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BMW M5 Unofficially Crowned World’s Fastest Sedan With 7:55 Nurburgring Lap Time
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With a BMW factory driver behind the wheel of BMW’s new M5, the luxury sedan has reportedly turned in a lap time of 7:55 around the famed Nurburgring. This makes it the world’s fastest sedan, ahead of Porsche‘s Panamera Turbo (7:56) and Cadillac‘s CTS-V (7:59), and puts it on par of other supercars such as… Continue Reading...

BMW Launches 2012 M5 Configurator

BMW Launches 2012 M5 Configurator
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Those that have been waiting in anticipation for BMW‘s next-generation M5 can now entertain themselves with an online configurator, albeit rather limited in options. The online configurator offers a full 3D render of the upcoming M5, complete with 360-degree views of the interior and exterior and a static shot of the cockpit. The exterior currently… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Photos Leaked

2012 BMW M5 Photos Leaked
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If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the first official pics of the 2012 BMW M5… wait no longer. With a planned debut months from now at the Frankfurt Auto Show, a huge selection of images has found its way onto the net. Subtle as always, the super sedan gets some aerodynamics tweaks, while give-aways include four… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Undergoes High-Speed Testing at Nardo Ring [Video]

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BMW has just released the latest teaser video for its upcoming 2012 M5 and this time the super sedan is at Italy’s famous high speed Nardo Ring. There’s not a lot too this video, but it’s still pretty cool and we do get a glimpse at the M5 in a new shade of blue. There’s… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Testing in Miramas, France [Video]

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If you’re waiting for the debut of the 2012 BMW M5, you’ll have to keep on waiting. Not set to debut until the Frankfurt Auto Show this Fall, BMW is at least keeping those interested in the car (who isn’t?) appeased with plenty of teaser videos, images and a concept car. The latest installment of… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission in California [Video]

2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission in California [Video]
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Originally rumored to only be offered with an 8-speed automatic, BMW has since confirmed the 2012 M5 will instead use a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to help deliver super quick gearshifts. What BMW has yet to announce, however, is if the new M5 will also get a manual transmission option. Now it appears they don’t need… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 to Get AWD

2012 BMW M5 to Get AWD
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BMW‘s new M5 looks to gain more from its X5 M and X6 M counterparts than just their twin-turbocharged V8 engine. According to a report by AutoCar, BMW sources have confirmed the M5 will be available with AWD. At the recent Shanghai Auto Show, BMW unveiled a concept version of the next M5 and company… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Concept Officially Revealed Ahead of Shanghai Debut [Video]

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2012 BMW M5 Concept Officially Revealed Ahead of Shanghai Debut [Video]
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After leaked photos hit the web this past weekend, BMW has released official images of the 2012 BMW M5 Concept. Set to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show in just two weeks time, this concept car is a near visual match to the production model, with the gaping M front fascia, flared fenders, huge wheels… Continue Reading...

BMW Concept M5 Leaked Ahead of Shanghai Debut [Breaking News]

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BMW Concept M5 Leaked Ahead of Shanghai Debut [Breaking News]
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BMW‘s next M5 might just be the most eagerly anticipated car of the year and thanks to some leaked photos from a recent event in Munich, you no longer have to wait until the Frankfurt Auto Show this fall to see what it looks like. Truth be told, this is not the actual 2012 M5,… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Rumored to Get 6-Speed Manual in North America Only

2012 BMW M5 Rumored to Get 6-Speed Manual in North America Only
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Usually when it comes to high-performance vehicles the discussion almost always has to deal with the car’s engine. Not so with the upcoming 2012 BMW M5. With a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 all but confirmed, the interwebs has been all atwitter about what transmissions will be offered. Assumed to be a dual-clutch unit all along, then… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Rendering: A Look at the Next-Gen Super Sedan

2012 BMW M5 Rendering: A Look at the Next-Gen Super Sedan
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BMW will unveil its new 2012 M5 uber sport sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show in the Fall, but like us, you’re probably impatient. Thanks to Duron Automotive Artwork (commissioned b y the M5Board), we’ve got something to keep you entertained in the mean time: renderings of the new machine. Full details on the next-gen… Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Concept to Debut at Shanghai Motor Show

BMW M5 Concept to Debut at Shanghai Motor Show
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Alongside the new 6 Series Coupe and a special long wheelbase 5 Series plug-in hybrid, BMW will debut a concept version of the new M5 at the Shanghai Motor Show next month. Teased incessantly by the German automaker the car will get a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 making no less than 555-hp and mated to a… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Videos Released

2012 BMW M5 Videos Released
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For those of you who can’t wait until BMW releases their new M5 sports sedan at this September’s Shanghai Auto Show, the company has just released new videos of the car undergoing winter testing in Austria, but you’ll need to speak German if you want to catch any of the dialog. With a twin-turbo V8 and… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Dual-Clutch Transmission Confirmed [Fanboy PSA]

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Did you hear that? Yup, a collective sigh of relief from the nearly 5 million fans BMW has on Facebook. Back in February Motor Trend stirred the Bimmer fanboy pot by reporting (erroneously) that the upcoming M5 would come exclusively with an automatic transmission. Instead, MT stated it would get the same ZF 8-speed auto-box… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Teased in Official Video

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard or seen anything on BMW‘s upcoming M5 model. Until now. Dropping just after several debuts at the Geneva Auto Show, BMW is quickly changing gears from a focus on green transportation and in-car technology back to something it has always done best – high-performance. Shown from numerous… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5, M6 to Come Exclusively With an Automatic Transmission

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2012 BMW M5, M6 to Come Exclusively With an Automatic Transmission
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BMW purists, grab your pitchforks, light your torches and march on Munich. Why? Because the new M5 won’t have a manual transmission. Worse still, it won’t even get a dual-clutch setup, but a true Mercedes-Benz style slushbox. According to a report by Motor Trend, BMW engineers planned to use the Getrag M Dual Clutch Transmission… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW M5 Spied Up Close, But Debut Still Far Off

2012 BMW M5 Spied Up Close, But Debut Still Far Off
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Thanks to the folks at 5Post we have more BMW M5 spy photos to bring you – including many of the best yet. The pictures are less about the overall shape of the car and more about details, like the rear lip spoiler on the trunk. Also of note are 19-inch wheels on the test… Continue Reading...
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