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Next Generation BMW M5 Prototype Shows its Face

 Next Generation BMW M5 Prototype Shows its Face
New BMW M5 Caught Testing for First Time - On Nurburgring / Copyright S.B. Medien

Lo and behold, the next-generation BMW M5 F10 prototype spied testing at the Nürburgring has finally lost some of its heavy plastic cladding on the front end.  In its place BMW has plastered their almost famous psychedelic wrappings. Now we can see the overall design of the front bumper fascia, more specifically, the magnitude of the air intake pockets.

Just in case you were skeptical of its M5 intentions, giveaway signs include the four round tailpipes BMW exclusively assigns to all current and recent M cars plus the large brakes with cross-drilled rotors all around.  Also, is that a power bulge on the hood?

As for the engine, speculation has it that the new 4.4-litre twin turbo seen in the X6 M and X5 M with 555hp will be used. Not as powerful as the current segment power-king the Audi RS 6 V10 quattro with 420kW (571hp), however, BMW tends to make up for the power deficiency in driving dynamics.

As we lead into the winter testing season spies will sooner or later be able to gather more accurate information about the powerplant.

 

Published Sep 17, 2009 6:27 pm By Thami Masemola
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Comments (21)

 HEMI426 HEMI426
Hope it's not going to be so heavy as it's competitors
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September 20, 2009 9:34 pm
 DSC_OFF DSC_OFF
It's possible this could just be the new 550i with the twin turbo 4.4 liter from the new 7 series and the X6.
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September 18, 2009 4:50 pm
 ifudge ifudge
this is going to be ILL! best 4 door saloon bar none. nuff said.
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September 18, 2009 1:35 pm
 eeoikari eeoikari
Really like the look of this one, front looks really aggressive with the camouflage. Eagerly waiting for the specs.
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September 18, 2009 1:34 pm
 X6M X6M
I think it will be stronger than X5/X6M, because they also said that the X5/X6M will have 445hp from the E65 7 series...
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September 18, 2009 1:08 pm
 awhk awhk
Promising profile. It will be perfect if the front can look nearly as good as the profile.
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September 18, 2009 9:23 am
 unknownuser unknownuser
Don't know if i'm liking the new concept. I've always believed in BMW not to disappoint. I own 2006 130i and 2007 M5. Magic to drive, raw power staight from the engine. but turbo charged engines just don't excite me. Now i have nothing to brag about to my mates who drive Audi if we all using Turbos. This is disappointing!!!
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September 18, 2009 9:10 am
 GuyOh GuyOh
omg!!!! looks promising!!!!!
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September 18, 2009 6:43 am
 Lennox.... Lennox....
This is a car im waiting for finally BMW went back to the traditinal V8 for the M5 i liked the V10 version but i dunno it was just missing the essece of of V8 old school BMW style the car indeed looks very promising. the power look pretty big to lol but overall this car is gonna be perfect even with the camo it looks good cant wait for the real deal!
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September 18, 2009 5:19 am
 trekkerbin trekkerbin
I think it would be a Sexy, Sexy M5!
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September 18, 2009 5:05 am
 joshg_5 joshg_5
If it takes any ques from the Z4 it will be SEX! Good job BMW
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September 18, 2009 4:50 am
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
I just came out from My 2008 M5 , and this is the First article to read today. but am wondering if this new 555HP 4.4 V8 will be as fun as my V10 . actually i don't think so. But, anyways, i'll go 4 it
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September 18, 2009 4:32 am
 khlbt khlbt
Yes...bring it on. Looks great even for a prototype and can't wait for the real thing. Still the ultimate driving machine. Front grill and intakes sure look great too...very promising indeed...
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September 18, 2009 3:12 am
 McNamara68 McNamara68
the front air dam looks like it was designed by amg and the proportions on the front look right this time around for bmw. i think this might be the first really good looking bmw since the dawn of the bangle era. can't wait to see it.
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September 18, 2009 2:43 am
 scratchy996 scratchy996
this looks promising.
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September 18, 2009 1:46 am
 akeem akeem
It looks like BMW has found its way, that is some serious power. I can't wait to see more of the new M5.
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September 18, 2009 12:15 am
 unknownuser unknownuser
Wow, bmw is finding its way. That is some serious power there, I can't wait to see more of this car
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September 18, 2009 12:13 am
 motorsport13 motorsport13
finally!! a decent size bmw grill
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September 18, 2009 12:07 am