What appears to be images of the new 2012 BMW M5 concept that was leaked onto the world wide web before its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show. The updated 2012 BMW M5 Concept was officially shown along with the BMW M3 pickup truck in Munich on April Fools’ Day. We’ve already seen much of the 2012 BMW M5 in its latest video clip, and what we are missing now is its interior look.
From the latest video clip and these photos, we can safely assume that the 2012 BMW M5 is ready for production. The new 2012 BMW M5 is based on the latest F10 5-Series sedan. It will be powered by a revised twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is similar found on the X6M, which means that it is more lighter, powerful and fuel efficient. The twin-turbocharged V8 is expected to produce 578 horsepower, and that is about 71 more horsepower than the outgoing V10 engine. The new V8 engine will be mated to a DCT dual-clutch transmission, and sorry, BMW won’t be offering a six-speed manual transmission this time around.
Like most BMW cars, you won’t see drastic changes in its styling. Rather, the new 2012 BMW M5 receives conservative styling changes, as you can see from the leaked photos. These suttle changes include unique front and rear bumpers, side air vents, four tail pipes and the five-spoke M alloy wheels. No matter, this is probably the best looking BMW M5 we have seen so far. Stay tuned as more juicy news of the 2012 BMW M5 will be revealed in a few days.