Here are the official images of the new 2012 F10 BMW M5 concept.
Unveiled in Munich in a private gathering for select journalists over the weekend, the new super-saloon concept shown here features a deeper front bumper, subtly-wider front wings and signature, chrome-rimmed air vents and LED repeater lamps.
Other external details include M-specific 20-inch alloys (clad in 265/35 ZR20 tyres at the front and 265/35 ZR20 tyres at the back) and M-specific lowered suspension.
At the rear, the concept sports a lip spoiler and a re-profiled bumper with central diffuser to further enhance downforce levels.
Power is courtesy of the firm’s 4.4-litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine, with output estimated at around 560bhp. All this is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox.
Compared with the fourth-gen M5, the newly developed engine has a ‘significantly increased output level’ according to the firm. On top of this, the introduction of a start-stop system also lowers fuel consumption and emissions levels by ‘at least 25 per cent’ over the outgoing model.