We finally get a good look at the all-new 2012 BMW M5 F10, thanks to leaked images (once again) from German car magazine Auto Zeitung, you gotta love the internet. As you’d expect from any M5 model, the car looks similar to the regular 5-Series sedan with the exception of the aggressive front bumper with wide air inlets, 20” wheels with ZR tires, vents on the fenders, and four tail-pipes sticking out of the rear end.
The BMW F10 M5 may look like the 5-Series but it performs like a pure sports car. Under the hood, you won’t find the V10 from the previous generation; instead BMW opted for a twin-turbo V8 that produces 552 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (the V10 produced 507 HP at 7,750 rpm) and sees a huge jump in torque to 501 pound-feet (V10 torque was 383 lb-ft).
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, a 6-speed manual transmission will be available as an option in the U.S. models. With the increased power, the F10 M5 sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and reaches the 125 mph (200 km/h) mark in 13 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), the optional M-Drivers package sees the top speed increased to 190 mph (305 km/h).
The 2012 BMW M5 F10 will be priced around €100,000 (or about $144,000 at today’s exchange rate) in Germany but we expect it to be a bit cheaper than that in the U.S.