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      08-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation Updated: F10 M5 Safety Car Makes World Debut at Indy MotoGP BMW M Experience

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Updated: F10 M5 Safety Car Makes World Debut at Indy MotoGP BMW M Experience
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The Indianapolis MotoGP race takes places this weekend and BMW is putting on a BMW M Experience for a lucky group of 50 M enthusiasts who have signed up for the event, which starts today and ends Sunday.

Besides the special access to the MotoGP race and paddocks, BMW will be providing these enthusiasts with hot laps in M safety cars driven by M school instructors, as well as a personal presentation of the F10 M5 sedan by M executives. They will also get the world's first look at the F10 M5 safety car, the first pics of which we've posted below.

We'll have full details on the F10 M5 safety car soon, but what know so far is that it features an Akropovic lightweight titanium race exhaust, high performance coilover suspension, gloss black 20" wheels, front spoiler lip, trunk spoiler, Recaro pole position bucket seats (on power seat rails), race brake pads.

It also features black (either matte or gloss) side gill trim and kidney grilles, dispensing with the factory chrome versions for a sportier look. Our guess is that both parts will be available as part of the catalog of F10 M5 BMW Performance Parts.

Watch for more details/media on the F10 M5 (including safety car) and our coverage of the BMW M Experience @ Indy MotoGP throughout the weekend!



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Saturday 8/27/11 UPDATE:

We've updated with even more photos of the F10 M5 safety car, official safety car of the MotoGP, which is making its debut this weekend to M VIP at the Indianapolis MotoGP race.

The new photos feature the M5 safety car posing on the race track, as well as some pics from the police escort it received from the track to downtown Indianapolis. It drew quite a crowd in front of the hotel as you can see!


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Sunday 8/28/11 UPDATE:

Our coverage of M cars from this weekend's BMW M Experience at the Indianapolis MotoGP continues with the first exhaust clips of the F10 M5 safety car showing off its Akropovic exhaust system, the production F10 M5, and some more 1M safety car pics.

The videos below were taken during the M5 safety car's police escorted drive from the race track to downtown Indianapolis, where it was shown off to BMW M Experience VIPs and passerbys.




















































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      08-26-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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If only would be possible to buy an M5 with that colour scheme.
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      08-26-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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Ha. I knew it was only a matter of time before we saw black side gills for the F10 M5. I didn't expect it to come directly from the factory, though.
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      08-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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New background image for the time being. TY bimmerpost! Fueling my BMW addiction since...forever. lol
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The seats and the front lip look great. I hope these will be avaliable as options.
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Awesome! If only we got those at the dealership. They should make a limited run of these without the lights on the top. How about lights are an option.
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Awesome! If only we got those at the dealership. They should make a limited run of these without the lights on the top. How about lights are an option.
If Reeves can pull it off, you're talking to a buyer
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If Reeves can pull it off, you're talking to a buyer
You never know!
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First view at the rear of the F10 M5 safety car, showing the trunk spoiler and Akrapovic exhaust system


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      08-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #13
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damnnn i wanna hear that!
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      08-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #14
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M5 + Akra = winning.
Very good marketing Btw.
When I heard the SLS AMG pace car at the F1 Singapore GP, I almost switched to Benz. The sound was just insane.
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Thanks, you are the man!
Awesome shots.

Edit: damn iphone app keeps posting comments in the wrong thread
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So nice.
If only BMW would make the M5 F11. Now that would be a sleeper.
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this beauty must sound amazing....
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BAD ASS. Can you guys stop complaining about the side grills now!!! BMW just did it to leave you guys room for modding Rear lip spoiler, front lip and exhaust are just fantastic
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Couldn't help it. Shopped it lowered and with spacers:


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I personally like the safety car strips on the new M5 post within the news section on this website.

Anyone done something like that yet?
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I like the stripes, just a bit too big. They do let you envision the car in other colors: Light blue, interlagos and Imola red!
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I really like the safety car strips on the new M5.

Anyone done anything like this yet?
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