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For reference, this is how the M5 E60 concept looked back in the days right here on M5board.com. I must say I liked the production version alot more than the concept M5! http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e6...rt-facts-official-hi-res-pics-concept-m5.html

Alot more high-res pics here:

M5 E60 Press Releases + High-res Picture + interviews with BMW M Manager Bruhnke - The Unofficial BMW M5 Messageboard (m5board.com)

Quote from the official press release:

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 sta

ndard. 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!!!! - Page 12 - The Unofficial BMW M5 Messageboard (m5board.com)



High-res: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/1.jpg



High res: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/2.jpg



High-res: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/3.jpg



High-res: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/4.jpg



Hi-res pic: http://www.bmwm5.com/temp/geneve04/5.jpg



http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e6...rt-facts-official-hi-res-pics-concept-m5.html
 

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True.. true.... true...

True, true, true what you mention " ///bruno "...

I stil have my M5 e60 Black new one with 3.900 Km... I was observe yesterday and is beautiful car..... really magnificent...!!!

This new F10 will be very special I know that...

I will be in NURBURGRING in may 10 to 12 for one M School trip and I hope they offers some surprise to to see this new F10 M5... I really hope...

Thank you.

CaetanoM5...
 

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Quite a nostalgic post, thanks.
I remember when the E60 5-series first came out, I thought it was so ugly that you wouldn't catch me dead in one.
I ended up getting the E60 M5 simply for it's performance specs.
But the design grew on me...
 
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