You don't care about the outer skin. You don't care that it has Bluetooth. You've given a whiff of concern about what sound system it comes equipped with. No, you want to know what's going on under the body work, behind the wheels, beneath the hood and below the interior. You love engineering details, and BMWBlog has put together a trio of videos to feed your fix.

Today's subject: the 2012 BMW M5.

The videos bring you into and under the all new M sedan, and they are waiting for you after the jump. Grab a pencil, some graph paper and take in all of the nitty-gritty details.






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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      It was annoying how the camera's exposure control seemed to be reversed in the first video; taking down the exposure when the camera was angled to the underbody yet bumping it back up when in decent light. Still, it's always great seeing the amount of effort put into these cars and the attention to detail. I wish they put the same amount of attention to the cooling system of my old E36...
        Noah
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Agreed. Cameraman seemed to be inexperienced with the exposure controls and he seemed to be using the exposure wheel improperly. Should have just kept it in Program Auto.
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      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love listening to engineers talk. There's so little PR, marketing, sales speak in their delivery. Just matter-of-fact information about the car, why this is like that, how was it developed, what makes it unique, what is important and why, etc. I really appreciate that kind of honesty and candor, it's just so pleasantly refreshing. It doesn't hurt that these two are also clearly passionate about what they do as well.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      No i wish people watch these videos and understand why BMW is little bit heavier. Good stuff
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        jonnybimmer
        • 3 Years Ago
        You should enlightened their engineers then, clearly they are in need of your expertise. /s
        A Demps
        • 3 Years Ago
        Pro tip: think before sharing your stupidity with the rest of the Internet.
        Noah
        • 3 Years Ago
        I don't know what about them would be considered primitive. These are cutting-edge vehicles that implement technology that would blow your mind.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        again...what the hell is wrong with you. This car is about as far from primitive as it gets. Your negativity is ungodly.
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        rmkensington
        • 3 Years Ago
        Weighs the same as the last generation M5's. This is a 4 door car with lots of interior room, its going to be on the heavy side.
          Evan McMiller
          • 3 Years Ago
          @rmkensington
          False. It's several hundred pounds heavier. And bigger. The E60 was the last real M5 as far as I'm concerned. This is just a 550iS M Sport.
        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        Name a fullsized 500 hp + sport sedan that doesn't weigh upwards of 4000 pounds.
      JohhnyDough
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice the lack of courtesy extended from the German engineers when listening to American questions? There's no language barrier there, I thought that was hilarious!
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Most of the people who buy this car will know none of this... and I find that extremely sad.
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