A reader of BimmerToday.de website, has spotted a 30 year special edition F10 BMW M5 near the BMW M factory in the Garching region. As shown by the below picture, this particular M5 showcased a 30 Year Limited Edition badge found on the dashboard.
The label found on the dashboard also indicates that this special edition will come limited to only 300 cars. Regarding any exterior modifications, the prototype shown in the pictures looks the same as a standard M5, beside the dark chrome front grills.
BMW is preparing to release soon the LCI version for the F10 5 series range. The F10 M5 makes no exception, and first spy photos and videos have started to hit the web. Beside the actual LCI changes for front and rear bumpers, the LCI F10 M5 will also benefit of a Competition Package, a similar program with the PP (Performance Package) found on the 63 AMG models, offering extra boost and performance.
No official specifications were presented yet, but the LCI M5 Competition Package is rumored to be introducing the following upgrades:
• Power and Boost increase (around 15-20 hp) to a maximum 575-580 hp
• Top speed increase to 305km/h
• M Carbon Ceramic Brakes as offered on the F12/F13 BMW M6
• Sport suspension upgrades
• Sport exhaust with black tips
• Enhanced steering
• 20 inch competition wheels
A driver from Germany has posted a video with the accelerations of a 2013 BMW M5 F10 up to the speed of 314 km/h
The video takes place on the German A1 Autobahn, more precisely on Hamburg-Oyten(Bremen)-Hamburg, a 100 km long road with no speed limit.
Because of the mighty torque (680 NM), the new M5 accelerates quickly from any gear, going in 7.5 seconds in both 100-200 km/h and 200-250 km/h.
Also one thing to notice, it’s the very long gear ratio for a turbo charged car, going almost to 230km/h in 4th gear.
The guys from Car and Driver are the first ones to find out if the BMW M6 is really better and worths the extra money than its cheaper brother, the F10 2013 BMW M5. Both cars use the same power plant, the S63Tu high-revving 4.4-liter turbocharged engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo. The motor outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from just 1500rpm. The unique system generates around 10% high result than the V10 system of its predecessors and torque is upwards by over 30%. Simultaneously, realworld gas expenditure and CO2 are anticipated to feel reduced by around 30%.
The base price of the F10 M5 is $ 90,695 while the M6 is $ 106,995. But which one is quickest on the track?
Car and Driver review both cars at Anglesey Circuit in Wales.
The below video is a drag race comparison from null to 100 mph (~160kph) between the 2013 BMW M5 F10 and the Tesla S, which is the performance electric saloon car developed the Tesla.
It is remarkable how the Tesla takes the lead and keeps it for a while, though it’s obvious that the M5 wasn’t launched properly using the Launch Control feature, plus there is a slight reaction delay from the M5 driver at the start line. The Tesla S also has very low top speed limited, due to the Electric power train and Gearing, so its not a clear winner of the race.