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Friedrich Nitschke interview about the M Performance models
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Dr. Friedrich Nitschke interview about the M models

2011 was the most successful year for the M division in 40 years of history, mainly due to the releases of the baby BMW 1M coupe and the M5 F10 saloon.
In the following youtube video, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, president of BMW M GMBH, talks about the M division company direction and future models to be soon launched into various markets.
The next car to be launched will be the F06 M6 convertible and afterwards the coupe and gran coupe models.

Friedrich Nitschke interview about the M Performance models

But the most important part that Dr. Friedrich Nitschke is featuring, it’ regarding a new category of cars in BMW range: The BMW M Performance. I posted some time ago, about the M550xd and x6 550d that will be the first pioneers of this new performance category.
The first M performance models will be presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor show starting on 8th March.

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Detroit motor show BMW M5
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2012 BMW M5 manual transmission confirmed

BMW has officially confirmed on the 2012 NAIAS motorshow in Detroit that the 6-Speed Manual Transmission will be available for the 2013 M5 on the US market. In an earlier post, i posted some photos with a M5 F10 fitted with manual tranmission shifter .
Detroit motor show BMW M5

The production of the US spec BMW M5 F10 wil stat around July 2012, while deliveries will probably take place later on. No pricing has been presented so far by the BMW US dealers. It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual transmission , which is welcome news for manual transmission fans. Despite the fact that Europe is genuinly using manual transmissions, BMW has decided to offer it only for the US market like they did in the past with the old E60 M5 V10.

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BMW M5 F10 snow drifting
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Another drifting session with the F10 M5

It’s time for a new review and drifting session with the latest BMW M5, the power drifting saloon from the Munich manufacturer. This time the review comes from DrivingFun a dutch tv show. The M5 has the perfect receipe to be an excellent drift tool : 50-50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles, massive 560 bhp and 680nm going to the rear wheel drive, Limited slip differential from M division.

BMW M5 F10 snow drifting

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BMW M5 F10 on Magny-Cours track

Motorsport magazine has posted a new video with the BMW F10 M5. After Autosport magazine has taken it to to a 0 to 313km/h full run, now is time for a full speed run on the Magny-Cours track. This F10 M5 on-track video from the Circuit Magny-Cours in France is one of the best track videos of the newly released M5, effectively conveying the sounds and sensations of tracking the Munich power saloon.

The video captures an entire single lap around the track and is full of exhaust burbles coming from the twin turbo 4.4 liters V8 S63Tu engine. I can just say the new M5 likes to ‘fart’. The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, Valvetronic variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold.

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Mercedes Benz CLSl 63 AMG
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Video: BMW M5 vs Mercedes CLS 63 AMG

This time, the new BMW M5 F10 encounters the CLS 63 AMG on a track in South Africa.

Mercedes Benz CLSl 63 AMG

Though the M5 is slightly faster, i personally prefer the Merc CLS 63 AMG for two main reasons. I love the CLS exterior design, because it offers so much presence on a road or in any car parking. And the 2nd reason, and the most important one, is that this AMG, even though now turbocharged just like the M5, it still has a rumbling and growling exhaust sound that make you thrash the pedal just to hear it.

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Video: BMW M5 F10 Active M differential

BMW has presented a new 3D rendering video showing an in-depth explanation of the M5 engine and Active M differential. The turbos have a quite strange setup location, been mounted way back and up, almost under the windshield, probably for better weight distribution. M cars are legendary to have 50-50 weight distribution beetween the two front and rear axles.

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