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    • The F10 M5 is fat - Independent curb weight measured at 4313 pounds and weight distribution is 52.4% front and 47.6% rear

      Well here we have independent curb weight and weight distribution numbers from our Premier Vendor IND-Distribution. Yes, we all knew the F10 M5 was going to be heavy and we all saw BMW's own released figures which measure the car at 4387 with the DCT. So, the results here actually undercut BMW a bit but damn is the car a porker. BMW also states the weight distribution for the car at 52.5% front and 47.% rear which is spot on with their claims and still beats the new Audi's considerably.

      So, the car is almost 300 pounds heavier (depending on options of course) than the E60 M5. It is no longer lighter than its rivals. You were saying something about Efficient Dynamics BMW? The car performs amazingly well and definitely outperforms the E60 M5 but imagine if it weighed the same or less than the previous model. No wonder it needs so much power. That turbo motor is also causing BMW to shy a bit away from its famed 50/50 distribution claims.

      It is a great car, no doubt about it, but BMW weights need to get in check and BMW needs to start doing what its competitors such as Mercedes and Porsche are managing to do which is release new models lighter than the previous generation which improves efficiency.



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      Comments 9 Comments
      1. Forcefed's Avatar
        Forcefed -
        You forgot to mention that the power is under rated from the factory.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Curious where that new M3 will end up...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forcefed Click here to enlarge
        You forgot to mention that the power is under rated from the factory.
        No I didn't linked in the article mentioning the power.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Can't wait to see what IND does with this thing! It's going to be a monster.

        Knew it was heavy; interesting about the front bias...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        IND is already hitting this car hard, it's amazing.
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        Safe to assume the 6 speed is less than 4300lbs, which isn't all that bad

        Overall, disappointed as usual but there is a bright side. Rough estimates
        Batter -40lbs
        Exhaust -50lbs
        Downpipes/cats - 30lbs?
        Hood/Bootlid -60lbs?

        4130lbs and world class luxury retained. A 6 speed car with a lightweight flywheel and BMW performance seats would come in around 3950 i'd assume
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onurleft Click here to enlarge
        Batter -40lbs
        The new cars suck so much juice this is a tough one to do.

        Exhaust you can pick up some savings but the hood and bootlid will already be aluminum so tough to save much there.

        Realistically, you can probably shave close to 100 off the car without compromising much. The largest weight savings will be in the seats if you go to an aftermarket lightweight race seat.
      1. Nate@IND's Avatar
        Nate@IND -
        +1 on the heavy seats. Got this set going in next week Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Carbon roof
        Carbon trunk
        Remove seats
        pull rear seats
        Light wheel setup
        etc.....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Can't wait to see how much you guys shave off of it. Amazing this level of modding is already taking place.