• Apr 6, 2011
BMW M5 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Images and details of the BMW M5 Concept have been soaking up the Internet's bandwidth for the past few days now, but the fierce four-door hasn't even motored onto its plinth at the Shanghai Motor Show yet.

Given its production-ready appearance and the Bavarians' propensity for such things, there appears to be precious little about the Shanghai show car that's actually conceptual, but even so, we haven't had a clear bead on where the salable F10-based BMW super saloon will show up – until now.

Autoblog has learned that the 580+horsepower production M5 will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September, and by the time it makes the scene, BMW's elves will no doubt have fitted a full interior and spec sheet.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good. I was dissappointed when I drove the F10 550 6 speed. It was bloated and disconnected. I hope the M5 bring the sport back the the 5 series.


      * BMW has been using the fog light space as air cooling ducts for brakes on the M5's.

      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
      The things I'd do for that car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Starting by taking out a second mortgage?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone know if the car gained much weight? I wanna know if that bhp is pure without new weight.

      Love the way it looks for sure.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice to see the horsepower wars continue.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree. I also dont lust after BMWs like I used too. This looks OKAY... it looks bland and boring at some angles for a car that supposed to have that much power. For a car that cost so much it looks TOO much like its cheaper model the 3 series.

      Forget seeing this.. idk why BMW is calling this an "concept" when this is exactly what the car is going to look like if not 95 %

      The Lexus GS conpect on the other hand looks far more intriguing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy Saint Jesus! 580+ HP?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Almost 600 hp in a daily driven car that open to the public to buy.... a car that will most likey make runs to the supermaket and pick the kids and maybe rock a baby seat has 600 hp...

        yikes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even though this is beautiful, I've lost my love and lust for M cars after they all decided to be force inducted. Going to miss that V10.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm gonna miss the NA motors as well, but 1. can't argue with true performance figures and 2. This thing looks like a larger E90 M3. In other words...

        I WANT IT.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I too am somewhat sad that the high revving V10 is going away, but it's a mixed feeling like letting your kids go off to college.

        There's still a lot to love about the M5 though. I mean you just can't argue with 580+hp and knowing BMW it's going to handle fantastically.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I lost all respect for them when they PUT ON that V10. The only remaining lust-worthy M is the M3.

        M is about handling too, not just power. The M6 is a boat, frankly the M5 is fine, just hideously Bangle-designed, and the M3 remains as a great-handling, high-revvin' car.

        Two generations ago was the best.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm this looks good, but I need to see it in some alloys to get a better idea.

      I feel like it will look just as good as the last generation, but it won't touch the 1st generation car from the 80's or the 3rd gen based on the E39 in just terms of design excellence.
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