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It’s clear by just glancing at the newest M-division sedan at the reveal event that it’s something special. If you’ve heard the rumors that the era of increased fuel economy has finally overtaken the blazing-fast M5, know two things: the rumors are true, and you have absolutely nothing to fear. That’s because if there is a problem that skilled engineers can solve, BMW’s all over it. This particular solution involves more power, better driving dynamics, and an increase in fuel economy, all courtesy of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. This marvel of engineering packs way more torque than the high-revving V10 it replaces, and it’s available way down low; a full 502 ft-lbs. at just 1,500 RPM. Not only is it faster to 60 mph, an entire suite of M-division goodies helping the M5 carve through the corners like a red-hot scalpel through Bavarian butter. Looks have improved too; the newest evolution of the BMW design language fits the large sedan like tailored lederhosen. The purposeful look is topped off with large alloy wheels that show off the enormous stoppers. Green-minded driving enthusiasts can rejoice at the addition of technologies like engine start-stop and regenerative braking. The M5 has always delivered furious performance in a comfortable and stylish package, but thanks to hard work and technological improvements the new M5 is better in every way. Engineering is truly a wonderful thing.
— Official description [1]

The 2012 BMW M5 - abbreviated as BMW F10 M5[2] or BMW M5 '12 - is a RWD sports sedan by BMW that debuted in Forza Motorsport 4 as part of the BMW M5 Fan Pack, and is featured as standard in all subsequent main series titles.

Synopsis

The 2012 M5, codenamed F10, is the fifth generation model of the BMW M5 sports sedan. It was introduced for the 2012 model year to replace the E60 M5. In 2018, it was succeeded by the F90 M5.

Drivetrain

Due to more rigorous fuel economy standards, a higher focus on fuel efficiency than in previous models was considered during development. It differs from past models in that it uses a 4,395 cc twin-turbocharged V8 engine codenamed S63B44TÜ rather than a naturally aspirated engine. It has a power output of 552 hp (412 kW) from 6000 to 7000 rpm and a torque output of 501 ft·lb (679 N·m) from 1500 to 5750 rpm. It comes with a seven-speed dual-cluch transmission, with the option of a six-speed manual being restricted to the North American market.

Performance

The M5 features strong overall performance for an executive saloon car, as it balances out both handling and straight-line performance. With a weight distribution of 52/48, the M5 can maintain momentum in corners but does have slighlty unforgiving handling due to a slightly loose rear. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph time in 4.1 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph time in 9.5 seconds, making it a decent choice for high speed races.

In comparison with the E60 M5, the F10 M5 has slightly worse handling and braking performance than the E60 due to a higher weight. Despite this, both cars have very similar acceleration times.

The E60 has a top speed of only 188 mph (303 km/h), while the F10 has a higher top speed of at least 196 mph (315 km/h), contrary to BMW's claim that the E60 has a delimited top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) and the F10 only has 190 mph (306 km/h). In Forza Horizon 3, the F10 M5 can reach a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), equivalent to the E60 M5's claimed delimited top speed.

Variants

Design Challenge

The BMW Art Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 features a special variation of the M5, the Design Challenge, which has a unique livery inspired by BMW M's racing colors.

Team Forza

The Ten-Year Anniversary Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 6 features an upgraded variant known as the Team Forza M5.

Statistics

Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Speed 8.1 
Handling 5.0 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 7.0 
Braking 5.0 
A 532
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 90,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the BMW M5 Fan Pack
Top Speed: 195.9 mph  (315.2 km/h) Body Style: Sedan
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.087 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.485 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.5 ft (40.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 348.8 ft (106.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.87 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.86 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 Speed 7.3 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.9 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 4.7 
B 550
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 98,000 CR
Top Speed: 196.4 mph  (316 km/h) Body Family: Executive Sport
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.100 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 124.5 ft (37.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 306.7 ft (93.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.11 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.10 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Speed 7.3 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 7.8 
Braking 4.8 
 
B 588
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 98,000 CR
Top Speed: 196.6 mph  (316.3 km/h) Division: Executive Heavyweights
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.100 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 129.6 ft (39.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 315.8 ft (96.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.11 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 Speed 7.3 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 7.8 
Braking 4.8 
FM7 T3 B 588
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 140,000 CR
Collection Tier: 3 - Rare (+250)
Top Speed: missing data Division: Sport Luxury
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data  
Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 Speed 8.1 
Handling 8.3 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 6.7 
Braking 8.2 
A 558
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 90,000 CR or ? T
Body Style: Saloon
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Speed 7.3 
Handling 6.7 
Acceleration 7.9 
Launch 7.8 
Braking 7.9 
A 768
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 90,000 CR
Top Speed: 195.9 mph  (315.2 km/h) Championship: Super Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.100 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.516 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 145.2 ft (44.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 345.7 ft (105.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.90 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.94 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Speed 7.6 
Handling 7.0 
Acceleration 8.2 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 7.9 
A 795
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 112,000 CR or ? T
Icon HUB Reward Be at Tier 5 prior to first playing Forza Horizon 3
Top Speed: 196.6 mph  (316.3 km/h) Championship: Super Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.100 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 129.6 ft (39.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 315.8 ft (96.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.11 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Speed 7.9 
Handling 6.6 
Acceleration 6.5 
Launch 8.2 
Braking 6.7 
A 790
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 112,000 CR
Rarity: Rare
Top Speed: 202.4 mph  (325.7 km/h) Championship: Super Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.114 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.516 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 159.5 ft (48.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 371.7 ft (113.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.93 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.96 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Design Challenge
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Speed 8.1 
Handling 5.0 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 7.0 
Braking 5.0 
A 532
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 90,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the BMW Art Car Pack
Top Speed: 195.9 mph  (315.2 km/h) Body Style: Sedan
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.087 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.485 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.5 ft (40.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 348.8 ft (106.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.87 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.86 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Team Forza
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Speed 7.3 
Handling 5.2 
Acceleration 8.1 
Braking 5.2 
 
A 650
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 98,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack
Top Speed: 194.9 mph  (313.6 km/h) Division: Executive Heavyweights
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.100 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 118.8 ft (36.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 297.0 ft (90.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.15 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.20 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Speed 6.8 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 7.9 
Launch 7.8 
Braking 8.1 
A 768
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 90,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack
Top Speed: 183.0 mph  (294.4 km/h) Championship: Super Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.100 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 143.3 ft (43.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 339.5 ft (103.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.91 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.97 g

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 5.2L V10, 6.5L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 5.2L V10
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 AWD

Trivia

  • It is featured on the cover art for the Limited Collector's Edition release of Forza Motorsport 4.
  • Its engine can be swapped onto various BMW cars in Forza Horizon.

Gallery

User Images

Promotional

Variants

Forzavista

References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 08-22-2018.
  2. Abbreviation in Xbox 360 titles
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