BMW M5 (F10). Blue version

The BMW M5 is a high performance variant of the BMW 5 Series marketed under the BMW M sub-brand. It is considered an iconic vehicle in the sports sedan category.

The majority of M5s have been produced in the sedan (saloon) body style, but in some countries the M5 was also available as a wagon (estate) from 1992 to 1995 and from 2006 to 2010.

The first M5 model was hand-built in 1985 on the E28 535i chassis with a modified engine from the M1 that made it the fastest production sedan at the time. M5 models have been produced for every generation of the 5 Series since 1985.

The F10 M5 was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and sales began in November 2011. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, making it the first turbocharged M5 model.

The gearbox in most markets is a 7-speed Getrag (now Magna) 7DCI600 dual-clutch transmission marking the first time an M5 has used a dual-clutch automatic transmission. A traditional 6-speed manual transmission was also available in the United States.

Production: 2011–2016

Model years: 2012–2016

Designer: Ulf Weidhase, Jacek Fröhlich

Body style 4-door sedan

Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive

Engine 4.4 L S63 twin-turbo V8

7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed manual (U.S. only)


Wheelbase 2,970 mm (116.9 in)
Length 4,910 mm (193.3 in)
Width 1,891 mm (74.4 in)
Height 1,451 mm (57.1 in)
Curb weight 1,990 kg (4,387 lb)[

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