Just a few days after the official reveal of then 2012 BMW M5 (F10) we get the first video of BMW’s new M5 on track.
We had the leak of the 2012 BMW M5 photos, quickly followed by a mammoth photo gallery with more pictures than even the most fervent BMW fan could need. And now it’s the video.
And really, until we (and maybe you?) get to see it next week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, this is as good as it gets. And we have to say: the new M5 does look very good.
The video isn’t exactly epic in length, but despite its brevity it does give you a very good idea of what the M5 is about.
It’s about a subtly aggressive stance, with sills that shout the M5’s intent and air vents big enough to gulp in all the air the new, twin-turbo V8 will devour.
It will hit 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and twice that in 13 seconds. Top speed is limited to the pointless 155mph, but if you cough up for the M Drivers Package that limit goes and you can power on to 190mph.
All that power goes through BMW’s seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box with slick paddleshifts and a built-in launch mode. BMW promise that this M5 will be a less cumbersome beast around town than the V10 M5 was, but an animal when the open road beckons.
It all sounds very promising, and the video just tempts further.