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BMW M5 Concept behind the scenes in Shanghai [video]

Special presentation ahead of the M5 Concept's Shanghai debut featured a few lucky invitees

Here's a video put out by BMW M-Power on the presentation of the M5 Concept in Shanghai last week.

The video shows a few select individuals who were privy to an exclusive private unveiling prior to the official reveal at the show.

The BMW M5 Concept previews the upcoming M5 which is slated for introduction on June 21st and will go on sale later this year as a 2012 model.

The next-generation (F10) M5 will come with a BMW TwinPower V8 turbocharged to around the 565 PS (416 kW / 557 bhp) mark coupled to the seven-speed MCT gearbox.

Source: BMW via BMW Blog

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omardarwish55
Vova its all about driving experience rather than speed in my own point of view ... ok so ill do 100 km/h in 4.8 vs 4.3 if I am using manual ? SO WHAT !! its all about the feel of it. same thing with the V10. Most of your driving will be on public roads and not race tracks thus the feel is much more imp than speed. If you were to use it on track all the time then tech in terms of shifting, acceleration, tires, handling would all make sense.
Apr 28, 2011 9:19 pm
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vovaUA
@ omardwish55 oye the v10 in m5 is great and thats the car I'm actually looking to buy. But it's like a good old 6-speed it gives u a great feel and control but it shifts as fastonly as human can and it's pain in the but in long traffick and parking on the hill. It will never beet I do appreciate the old but also I'm looking forward to new and innovative engineering.
Apr 27, 2011 10:45 pm
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thecarenthusiast
I find it peculiar that such non-expert (dilettante, I should say) as Vladimir from Ukraine (vovaUA) should have created such a furor of this M5 discussion with his biased remarks. The issue, dear Vova, is not so much the money, MPG, the past, or the future. It is profit margins in the case of M division, and an invariably German mania with standardization. You will agree that BMW will probably reap greater profits out of every M car they'll sell, but they need it because of higher sticker prices; so a smaller customer base. Thus the entire production process must be more cost effective. As far as NA engines go, you are very much mistaken: latest NA developments introduce 14:1 compression ratios as a solution to MPG in a seemingly very cost-effective way (to a good effect too). Secondly, if Ferrari can make 562 hp from NA 4.5 V8, what special is there in making 565 from a turbo 4.4. I'll grant you that BMW does boasts neither price nor exclusivity, Honda S2000, however was making naturally aspirated 124 hp/l in a very affordable package. The myth of forced induction's superiority has already infected the F1. Let's hope there is someone out there still thinking straight. P.S. Oh, and the lightweight hybrid... Spare us.
Apr 27, 2011 9:11 pm
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clash_189
Ferrari can do it and always because they can afford the engine development cost to create V8 in 458, California and V12 in 599 & FF, not to consider the V8 engine also found in some Maserati (though with several modification). While on BMW, the old V10 only used by M5 & M6 with sales after 5 years probably not even more than Ferrari sales in 2 years. While Honda can implant the engine so cheaply because it is engine we can often found in Civic Type R, Integra Type R and S2000, look their sales for approx last 10 years and you know how many cars need to be sold to make it profitable. Anyway, the engine is not the only part to judge a car.
Apr 27, 2011 10:31 pm
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thecarenthusiast
clash 189, I think you're missing the basic point here. The liniarity and responsiveness of a normally aspirated engine will never be matched by one that is force fed. Additionally, I will correct you: Honda F20C engine architecture was designed exclusively for longidudinal mounting. Additionally, it featured 87mm bore and 84mm stroke. Civic Type R, Integra Type R, however, feature K-series engine (not F-series) designed for transverse mounting only, and predominantly built with 86mm stroke. S2000 was making 9000 rpm in the year 2000, something 458 Italia is only able to achieve ten years later. Naturally aspirated engine is much more refined, much more acute technology, worthy of respect by any true automotive enthusiast.
Apr 27, 2011 11:48 pm
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omardarwish55
Ok vovaUA. I agree with you regarding efficiency and affordability but still the V10 was amazing. I rode the M5 before and having a V10 reving up to 8500 or so is amazing ... yet Im sure this engine is going to be a beast too .... Maybe even more durable with the lower revs. + the torque will compensate for the lower RPM so im not criticizing the direction in which they r goin, I just liked the old engine
Apr 27, 2011 7:12 pm
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norther
i have only two questions. why in previous articles it was reported that the m5 will have 590 hp? and why everywhere ir says "m5 concepr? doesent concept means something that will never reach the production line, or something that u will use to inspire future models? ..dissappointing.
Apr 27, 2011 7:05 pm
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vovaUA
@clintonM3 my point is that it's a pretty bad looking BMW that looks like an old American car from 90's reffering to the view from the back.Front and side profiles are ok but when you seethat back there is nothing sporty, elegant or even ok looking its one ugly car that does not sell.
Apr 27, 2011 6:36 pm
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ClintonM3
5 Gt stole the Prius design?! What? Are you for real? The GT fastback design has been around for over 60+ years. Anyone from Bugatti to Citroen all had a GT car.
Apr 27, 2011 5:42 pm
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vovaUA
@nederinaa I wonder what car u drive??? But be honest. Mmm is nothing special a bold statement.!
Apr 27, 2011 3:58 pm
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nederinaa
M cars today is just a chipped turbocharged 135i, 550i and xDrive50i. People who buys M couldn't care less about efficiency or consumption, and that what makes M cars special. For crying out loud, M stands for Motorsport. The old engines in M are casted M-Power, I doubt if the M engines today are hand assembled. We're witnessing the death of NA engine, soon BMW engines will all be turbocharged or E. Thank goodness for Aventador, 911 GT3.
Apr 27, 2011 2:33 pm
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vovaUA
Agree with omardawish55, lately M-rims are plain and old looking just like their new car designs. I guess the trying to appeal more to Lexus customers. Current M3 and E92 m5 have the best rims and modern sharp designs. BMW is loosing it's flavor of sharp sport sedan and getting diluted between Lexus, Merc and Audi. If anyon disagrees just look at 5-GT they stole PRius design from Toyota lol.
Apr 27, 2011 2:03 pm
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schefar
Please add a button for Twitter followed by "t.co" links. Then I'll tweet the hell out of WCF. Thank you.
Apr 27, 2011 2:00 pm
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BrianWCF
We'll look into this. Thanks!
Apr 27, 2011 4:45 pm
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BOOGIE_WOOGIE
@vovaUA : Agreed. The future is light turbocharged powerplants or atleast this concept is on the up. There is only so much one can extract from NA powerplants and the move to turbo was inevitable from the M Division. I can see the concept of lighter small capacity turbo petrol/diesel engines coupled to high capacity battery motors making its way into sportcars of the near future. Lightweight power and efficiency is the name of the game.
Apr 27, 2011 1:57 pm
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vovaUA
Wow more foolish complaints from people who probaly can't even afford to buy gas for M5 especially V10. Every true car fan loves the noise of high-revinng engine. But also he must accept that it is in the past. And the future is good torque and better MPG so more of us can enjoy and be able to afford actually drive those cars. If. Not go and spend $360.000 on high reving LF-A o wait not many can afford one.
Apr 27, 2011 1:44 pm
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omardarwish55
Redline at 7000 in one of the pics ... loved the 8500 limit on the old one. Also whats up with the black rims on this and the C63 coupe ?! Not my favorite
Apr 27, 2011 1:32 pm
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nederinaa
I am Asian but no offense, but those are today's BMW M drivers? With the M-division switching to turbocharging based on a mass production engines, it is time for me to look at the more bespoke AMG. I don't expect their new engines to win any awards from the discovery engines as they did before. Long live the pre X6M old naturally aspirated Ms! No doubt I love BMWs, but M cars aren't special anymore. I would for something like Alpina if I want something new that is bespoke or just get a used Z4 M Coupe. Why BMW? Why?
Apr 27, 2011 1:14 pm
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KeyboardWarrior
Well, what's wrong with that??? It is a very different world today where the young generation hold the wealth of this world. Gone are the days where only oldies can afford to drive an M car. Well Done BMW!
Apr 28, 2011 7:10 am
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