2014 BMW F10 M5 LCI Officially Unveiled [Photo Gallery]
Ever since the first M5 was released, this car was used as a benchmark. The face lifted F10 is no different. The styling updates enhance the aggressive and sporty looks the Bimmer already had, making it an even more stunning presence on the road.
The first thing you'll notice are the new kidney grilles. They now feature a double-spoke design, similar to the one found on the M light-alloy wheels. Furthermore, looking at the front fascia, you'll also notice the new Xenon Adaptive headlights that are standard, with the option of getting Adaptive LED Headlights for the best possible lighting at night.
The taillights have been upgraded too and, as from now on, all M5s will have LEDs instead of classic bulbs in the back. Starting with July, you'll also be able to choose from an extended range of Individual colors, including Pyrite Brown Metallic and Frozen Blue Metallic as well as new leather shades (Cashmere Beige and Nutmeg).
The interior received some new features also. The hallmark M steering wheel has a new design, the armrest and center console area has been redesigned and the Central Display is now powered by the new iDrive 4.2 controller that is now boasting a touchpad.
As for the engine, as we told you earlier, the new M5 is available with the Competition Package. What does it mean? Well, the power output has been improved and the engine will produce 575 HP (15 HP more than the standard 560 HP).
Furthermore, the ZCP model will also be fitted with Carbon Ceramic Brakes, an improved, race-oriented suspension, a revised chassis set-up, new coil springs and damper calibrations and stiffened anti-sway bars.
All these upgrades resulted in a lower car (by 10 mm), faster to 100 km/h (62 mph) by 0.1 seconds and to 200km/h (124 mph) by 0.2 seconds, whilst the top speed has been increased to 305 km (195 mph) with the M Dynamic Mode (MDM).
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