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      09-16-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation F10 M5 caught testing on ring! Bumper design clearly seen (9/16/09)

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The first confirmed prototype for the next-generation BMW M5 has been spotted testing on the Nürburgring. A thin fabric bra covering the prototype's front fascia can't hide the clear M-style front-bumper design. With BMW M's trademark quad exhaust set-up poking out from the rear bumper, and large, cross-drilled rotors accenting the beefed-up braking system, the prototype has all of the necessary ///M cues.

Reports still vary on what engine will power the next M5. Earlier reports spoke of increasing the displacement of today's 5.0-liter V10 to 5.5-liters, perhaps augmented with turbocharging. With the arrival of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engines in the X5M and X6M, new reports suggest that this engine may be on tap for the next M5 and M6 as well.

Now that full-on M5 prototypes are making test runs, the chances of nailing down what's under the hood have gotten much better.
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      09-16-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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Is it me or does that look like to could be a carbon fiber roof? Tough to tell but it looks like it has a small seperation along the rooflines like the M3...
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      09-16-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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It reminds me from the side profile of the last model 750i for some reason... I'm so excited to see this thing unveiled!!!
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      09-16-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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Love the Dude on the phone in the 4th pic.

Are those rims BBS or BMW OEM prototypes??
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      09-16-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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^I thought BMW used BBS wheels as OEM, like the CSL wheels
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      09-16-2009, 01:55 PM   #6
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Can't wait till' the new M5 comes out and SMASHES the current CTS-V!
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      09-16-2009, 02:00 PM   #7
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This car is giong to be something amazing! I know the regular F10 5 series is supposed to debut next spring at Geneva but anyone know when the M5 is supposed to debut?

How long after the regular e60 came out did the e60 M5 come out?
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      09-16-2009, 02:01 PM   #8
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Whoa! Are those speed nut wheels?
Also looks like they are using a two piece brake rotor and the hat has channels to decrease weight and improve cooling- they are not solid.

BMW does use BBS wheels for some ///M models (the current M3 being one of them).

I wish I could make out the faces in the car....
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      09-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #9
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omfg.... that is gonna look AWESOME...
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Sweet! This thing is going to be MEAN!!!

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Is it me or does that look like to could be a carbon fiber roof? Tough to tell but it looks like it has a small seperation along the rooflines like the M3...
+1 Looks like a CF roof to me.

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Are those rims BBS or BMW OEM prototypes??
I think they're BBS FI's.
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      09-16-2009, 02:22 PM   #11
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I agree with infamous. I am pretty sure those are the BBS FI there new super light weight wheel. 19inches and only 16lbs!!!

V10 please! I wouldn't want the M division to go back on what they said about AMG. "If you have the same engine in every (performance) car you can't have the perfect car."

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i love those rims man!!
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      09-16-2009, 02:26 PM   #13
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wait wait wait wait.... are they making a LWB M5? wTf?
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      09-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #14
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Wow, I'm looking forward to this car.


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Whoa! Are those speed nut wheels?
First pictures of this car revealed that these wheels have 5 lug nuts.


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^I thought BMW used BBS wheels as OEM, like the CSL wheels
they use BBS and Borbet. Depends on the wheel. You can take your OEM wheel off and see on the spoke from inside which make it is actually.
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Nice! Can't wait to see the FEP with those cladding removed. Not sure if F10 M5 will sport a wider arch fender as E90 M3 did to standard model.
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I agree with infamous. I am pretty sure those are the BBS FI there new super light weight wheel. 19inches and only 16lbs!!!

V10 please! I wouldn't want the M division to go back on what they said about AMG. "If you have the same engine in every (performance) car you can't have the perfect car."
Those are them- and not speed nut but 5 lug. I was hoping this car would step it up a bit and not be 5 lug...
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      09-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #18
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Can't wait till' the new M5 comes out and SMASHES the current CTS-V!
No need to do that.
CTS-V is American frankenstein and does not matches the overall final product.
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      09-16-2009, 03:53 PM   #19
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thats odd, those arent the same 6 pot calipers we saw in the last set of spy shots... weeiirrddd
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Reports still vary on what engine will power the next M5. Earlier reports spoke of increasing the displacement of today's 5.0-liter V10 to 5.5-liters, perhaps augmented with turbocharging. With the arrival of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engines in the X5M and X6M, new reports suggest that this engine may be on tap for the next M5 and M6 as well.
I might be reading into this too much, but it looks like they have restricted airflow to an absurd degree with the camo. They're clearly pushing the m5 around the 'ring, and the air intakes are essentially covered. I can't imagine that a TT V10 would perform well choked off like that. Any chance that means it's not a turbo?
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a cf roof makes no difference....its a nice gimmick, people think it looks cool, but on a car thats gonna way 4000lbs +, I don't think so. I'll take a sun/moonroof
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      09-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #22
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a cf roof makes no difference....its a nice gimmick, people think it looks cool, but on a car thats gonna way 4000lbs +, I don't think so. I'll take a sun/moonroof

Just making an observation. A sedan with a cf roof is cool none the less. Some people hate sunroof/moonroofs so I would think those people would much rather have a CF roof then a steel roof w/out a sunroof.
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