• Inside Info - How the F10 M5 twin turbo V8 will differ from the X5/X6 M and how it is already hitting 700 hp

      We have received some inside information from a tuner who has seen some of BMW's test files. Apparently, BMW has been testing the motor at various levels of boost, obviously knowing it will be tuned, with files up to 700 horsepower. BMW is aware of the Performance Package on the E63 and the tuner who had access to the files inside BMW reports that they are aggressively prodding the limits. What this means is that BMW may offer their own performance package software to compete with Mercedes who has them out-gunned on raw power according to the latest dyno numbers and that the motor will have plenty of headroom from the stock boost level.

      We also learned that there is a backorder of M5 parts already in dealer systems in the Middle East. The cams and manifolds are different between the F10 M5 and the X5/X6 M. We knew there would be differences when we saw that the M5 had a redline of over 7000 rpm compared to the X5/X6 M which are under 7k. The good news is that the F10 M5 parts will be able to be swapped onto the X5/X6 M S63 motors and possibly even the N63's. We are happy to see BMW putting extra effort into the motor to differentiate it somewhat making up for doing basically nothing with the 1M motor.

      The tuner source that leaked this information is a big name most of you know that has ties inside BMW.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Inside Info - How the F10 M5 twin turbo V8 will differ from the X5/X6 M and how it is already hitting 700 hp started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        You have an open mind, there are some suckers that would take your sentence offensive but fortunately this site has been clean so far.
        See I see it differently because there isn't anyone on this site that should get offended as if they have an M car than it was certainly worth it because they got a different engine that wasn't available unless you purchased that M. My disappointment with the M division begins with this F10 M5 as I just dont see why anyone would buy the same chassis and engine for 25k more(probably higher than that but lets be kind) IF your intentions are to modify it.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        man in good old days M cars looked overpriced to some people, but now these days they are overpriced to me as well.
        everything has been changed, and they do everything for more profit. Look at the M5 concept, M3's front bumper with M-Sport 5-series wheels, shame !
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        man in good old days M cars looked overpriced to some people, but now these days they are overpriced to me as well.
        everything has been changed, and they do everything for more profit. Look at the M5 concept, M3's front bumper with M-Sport 5-series wheels, shame !
        Before they might have been expensive but not overpriced. In other words it may have been alot of money but you got something unique for it, there was a way to justify it. IMO I dont see that being the case with the S63.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Before they might have been expensive but not overpriced. In other words it may have been alot of money but you got something unique for it, there was a way to justify it. IMO I dont see that being the case with the S63.
        I wholeheartedly agree with this.
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Great info, thanks Sticky!