Official Leaked Photos of 2012 BMW M5

2012 BMW M5

2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan has spotted tested the manual gearbox couple of days ago. Nowadays, it seems that photos and info on an upcoming car always find their way onto the internet before the manufacturer intends to. This was indeed the case with the all-important, highly-anticipated and awe-inspiring new 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan, as a set of photos has fallen through the cracks and into our hands, thanks to the efforts of local German newspaper.

Bless its baby blue eyes, the new 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan is actually good looking and is significantly more refined in appearance than the outgoing model. Just like the old one, everything oozes power and strength, but all the refined 5-Series genes are in place as well, so the whole package looks like a bodybuilder dressed in an expensive Armani suite. There’s also some bold jewelry involved, as the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan sports big 20-inch wheels with Z-rated tires.

2012 BMW M5 - side view

We’ve gone on and on about the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that replaced the old naturally aspirated V10 on the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan, but we’ve never been able to tell you the exact output. Now we can, as the output has been revealed to be 560 HP at 6,000 rpm and 501 lb-ft or 680 Nm of torque. This not only makes it more powerful than the old 507 HP M5, but the performance of the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan is also available lower down in the rev range.

The new F10 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan will run to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds. To reach 124 mph (200 km/h), the new M5 needs about 13 seconds. The electronic nanny will stop you from going over 155 mph (250 km/h), but the M-Drivers-Package brings the top speed to 189 mph (305km/h).

2012 BMW M5 - rear view

2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan price tag (probably including European VAT) is rumored to be around €100,000 or about $144,000, though the US price for the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan will surely not be that high.

 

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