BMW M5 F10 Rear Lights Spied for First Time

BMW M5 F10 spy photo
BMW M5 F10 spy photo / Copyright: CarPix

Spies have captured more images of the upcoming BMW M5 (F10) revealing further design details.  Last week the M5 showed its front end design. Now these latest photos give a partial view of the rear taillights with an LED design which looks similar to the 5 Series GT. Previous prototypes incorporated a cylindrical taillight lense which looked like something out of Flash Gordon

The four extended tailpipes are ever-present and confirm BMW's long-standing approach to all its M cars. Exterior mirrors are standard issue but will likely take on a different shape for the final production model. The other items appearing again are the power dome on the bonnet and cross-drilled brake disks all around.

It seems the M5 will lose its 373kW (507hp) naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V10 in favor of a lighter, more economical twin turbo V8 engine found in the X5 M and X6 M making 408kW (555hp). However, latest speculation places power output even higher - between 420kW (571hp) and 450kW (612hp). An 8-speed sequential gearbox has been mentioned as a possible powertrain mate.

Formula One derived Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology will make its way into the M5 not only as a way to boost power but also to make it eco-friendlier.

The M5 based on the next-generation 5 Series goes on sale in 2011.


Published Sep 24th, 2009 2:27am By Thami Masemola

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bcuth bcuth
this looks like a 550, the other pics of the M5 show it with a power dome hood etc.
Oct 1st, 2009 7:14am
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paulc paulc
This will be the best looking saloon car around, I used to work for BMW for 3 years selling them. I can honestly say that by driving the competition you cannot beat the drive of a BMW. I have moved to Mercedes due to a commision structure change but want to sell BMW's again now, cannot wait to see this car!!!
Sep 26th, 2009 10:48pm
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SkadV8 SkadV8
Current Bmw 5 series is ugliest car in bmw history. Good but ugly.I hope this will look like something.
Sep 25th, 2009 4:27am
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joshg_5 joshg_5
You are absolutely right. Thank you for voicing that. Hopefully this thing isn't as big either, although, inevitably, it will be...
Sep 26th, 2009 6:08am
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petrolhead_one petrolhead_one
This is going to be a helluva car.
Sep 24th, 2009 11:44pm
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ghouwer1 ghouwer1
If they put a normal automatic transmission rather than that stupid DSG, Nice sounding engine (not like the current one that sounds like a diesel and has no torque below 4k rmp)...then this will be a great car. Can't wait to see what BMW has done with this one...
Sep 24th, 2009 10:10pm
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James2911 James2911
Whats wrong with DSG gearboxes?
Sep 25th, 2009 8:13pm
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GuyOh GuyOh
hot dayum, im soo excited for this car, looks very promising!!!
Sep 24th, 2009 3:54pm
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nederina nederina
I like the front of the new 5, it looks meaner and more purposeful than the old seemingly semi-random array of lines on the current 5. The back hasn't been hit with the ugly stick (much) either. A five I could like the look of? Maybe. However, it makes the 5 Gran Turismo look ungainly - I'd take the standard new 5 thanks!
Sep 24th, 2009 12:32pm
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DieselDog DieselDog
The only thing that sucks is the fact that I will never be able to afford one! I can hardly wait to see the finished product.
Sep 24th, 2009 11:55am
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khlbt khlbt
I feel your pain...where i come from, the E60 M5 retails over the 200K price...go figure!!! we can only dream of owning one...never mind, it'll all work out eventually.
Sep 24th, 2009 12:03pm
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philmoney philmoney
how . . . exciting?
Sep 24th, 2009 10:47am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
612 bhp??? My friend has the current M5 and lets me drive it every once in a while, and let me tell you something: it's a monster. It is so fast! I can't wait till the next one comes out, especially if it has 612bhp.
Sep 24th, 2009 10:38am
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Lamborghini Lamborghini
Am I the only one who thinks that so far this looks pretty much identical to the current 3 series?
Sep 24th, 2009 8:34am
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McNamara68 McNamara68
this looks WAY better than the 3 series. i think this is going to be one of the best looking bimmers in recent memory, can't wait to see it with the covers off. and a KERs system?! that is incredible! too bad they never used it on their F1 car, might've made a difference.
Sep 24th, 2009 9:54am
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eeoikari eeoikari
Maybe the shoulder line is somewhat similar to the three series. But apart from the shoulde line it's where the similarities end (at least the 3er in the parking lot doesn't look like this car :)).
Sep 24th, 2009 8:29pm
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sebfill55 sebfill55
As an E60 owner cant wait to see what they're coming out with next :))))
Sep 24th, 2009 8:27am
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