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BMW M5 F10 Rear Lights Spied for First Time

 BMW M5 F10 Rear Lights Spied for First Time
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.

 

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Comments (17)

 bcuth bcuth
this looks like a 550, the other pics of the M5 show it with a power dome hood etc.
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October 1, 2009 12:14 am
 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!!!
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September 26, 2009 3:48 pm
 SkadV8 SkadV8
Current Bmw 5 series is ugliest car in bmw history. Good but ugly.I hope this will look like something.
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September 24, 2009 9:27 pm
 petrolhead_one petrolhead_one
This is going to be a helluva car.
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September 24, 2009 4:44 pm
 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...
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September 24, 2009 3:10 pm
 GuyOh GuyOh
hot dayum, im soo excited for this car, looks very promising!!!
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September 24, 2009 8:54 am
 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!
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September 24, 2009 5:32 am
 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.
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September 24, 2009 4:55 am
 philmoney philmoney
how . . . exciting?
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September 24, 2009 3:47 am
 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.
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September 24, 2009 3:38 am
 Lamborghini Lamborghini
Am I the only one who thinks that so far this looks pretty much identical to the current 3 series?
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September 24, 2009 1:34 am
 sebfill55 sebfill55
As an E60 owner cant wait to see what they're coming out with next :))))
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September 24, 2009 1:27 am