9th March 2004, 15:15
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kingdom of Sweden
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"Concept M5" E60 High-res Picture Thread (No posting) + Geneva Report
Stockholm Open Inteview with Mr Bruhnke, BMW M Manager:
BMW M Manager Bruhnke at Stockholm Open, Sweden and answer to your questions
Paris Report here @bmwm5.com (alot of pictures incl. Mr Bruhnke and Chris Bangle)
Geneva Report here @bmwm5.com (8 pages)
March 2004: The BMW Concept M5.Click here
Press Release 1: World premiere of the new BMW M5
(summary of all July 2004 press releases)Click here
Press Release 2: The new V10 engine in the BMW M5: A masterpiece in engine cons
... Click here
Press Release 3: The new sequential M transmission: Shifting gears even faster wit
... Click here
Press Release 4: The suspension of the M5: Ensuring a high degree of agility Click here
Press release 5: Bodywork, design, equipment: Safe, challenging, luxurious Click here
Very high-resolutions pictures here:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
And from the Concept M5:
I will gather all the pics here. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com
Quote from the official Concept M5 press release March 2004:
This car is a far-reaching concept on an appealing subject: the BMW Concept M5. Such a car could undoubtedly serve as a stimulus and offer solutions for a future series-production vehicle.
...producing around 500 bhp (368 kW) and a maximum torque of at least 500 Nm
Engineers at BMW M envisage the car accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) over the classic distance in well under 5 seconds, the 200 km/h mark being reached in just 13 seconds.
BMW M engineers would not focus on sheer torque alone, but first and foremost on engine power, a sign of effective utilisation of the undoubtedly very substantial performance potential that is available.
Thanks to a superior gearbox solution, the driver can benefit from a completely new 7-speed SMG, a rapid manual gear-shift and, if required, comfortable cruising.
BMW M engineers aspired to achieve the best power-to-weight ratio in this market segment, thereby fully utilising their abundant experience in suspension design.
In addition to a specially tuned Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), a variable M-type limited-slip differential, which we are already familiar with from the BMW M3, ensures optimum driving behaviour in all situations.
The 9½ inch light-alloy rear wheels, manufactured especially for the BMW Concept M5, boast specially designed, extra wide 285/35 ZR 19 tyres. At the front there are 255/40 ZR 19 tyres on 8½ inch wheels, controlled by a newly designed Servotronic steering which is fitted as standard. A reinforced breaking system developed especially for the BMW Concept M5 enables the driver to fully control the engine’s exceptional performance.
Needless to say, the BMW Concept M5 also offers scores of ideas for equipping the car with particularly exclusive and sporty options. Without going into detail right now, it can be said that the special solutions required to satisfy the demanding customer’s preferences in this particular market segment have been realised.
...go on sale during the course of the year 2004.
For the full press release go here:
OFFICIAL M5 concept screens!!! OMFG!!!!
High res: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/2.jpg
Hi-res pic: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/5.jpg
Short videos from the stand:
History of the M5 in French or German:
A poster + a short clip of the E60 "Concept M5"
Walkaround of the side and the rear:
We know now alot of the upcoming E60 M5, details on the M-version project of the Z4, Alpinas current well targeted marketsituation.
Next generation Grand Turismo with the new M5. You could only choose an SMG gearbix and Shadow Chrome. You could choose between three different tyres. Redline at 8500 rpm.
Promotional video of the E60 M5. Notice "ca 500 HP" text...
Filming the M5 and zooming in the brakes with the crappy PDA camera...
More promo video of the E60 M5:
Last edited by Gustav; 6th November 2004 at 15:49.