BMW M5 [F10]
The F10 M5 was released to the public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and went on sale in November 2011.Compared to the previous M5, the F10 M5 has improved fuel economy but is larger, heavier, has synthetic engine noise played through its audio system and has a lower top speed compared to the naturally aspirated E60 M5 V10 it replaces.
For the 2014 model year, the BMW M5 Competition Package was made available. Compared to the standard M5, the Competition Package has the following changes; horsepower increased 560 to 575 (torque remains flat at 500 lb-ft), and a revised suspension (bushings, springs, dampers, sway bars) which lowers the car 10 mm. Direct rivals include the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model.
Handling and brakingEdit
The car features standard blue-painted brake calipers and 19 inch multi spoke wheels; 20 inch split 5 spoke wheels will also be available at launch.
In an effort to lower the curb weight of the F10 M5, which is heavier than the E60 it replaced, BMW partnered with SGL group, a carbon fiber manufacturer.Despite this, the F10 still weighs significantly more than the E60 model and has faced criticism from some quarters for this, its relative lack of engine note and lack of steering feel compared to its immediate predecessor