2011 LA: 2012 BMW M5 comes over to the U.S. in matte frozen silver or whatever you want to call it

  • Key Competitors: Audi RS6, Mercedes S63 AMG.
  • Power: Twin turbocharged 4.4L V8 560 hp.
  • Transmission: 7-speed automated manual.
  • Performance: 0-60 in 4.4s, 155 mph electronically limited top speed, 190 mph with M Driver’s Package.
  • Pricing: TBA.
  • Availability: Summer 2012.

One of the most anticipated cars of the year has finally made its North American debut today here at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show: the 2012 BMW F10 M5.

Arugably one of the most iconic cars in automotive history, the latest rendition of the BMW M5 has some pretty big shoes to fill as a successor and the F10 is very much shaping up to exactly that.

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Taking the E60 M5 5.0L V10’s place is BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8, the same one that was showcased in the current X5 M and X6 M. That means the F10 M5 gets a grand total output of 560-hp and 502 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60 time of just 4.4 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph and 190 if you have opt for the M-Driver’s Package.

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By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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