We don’t know if this came as a result of those leaked photos that surfaced a couple of days ago, but we’re certainly not complaining. The BMW M5 Concept will be making its official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month, but BMW is pre-empting the car’s launch by releasing the first set of details of the new M5 Concept, together with a slew of photos and the official preview video.

Despite technically being labeled as a concept car, the 2012 M5 Concept is expected to become the precursor to the production version that will be introduced later in the year, possibly at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW was kind enough to give us a pretty good idea of what to expect with the car’s exterior design language. It would’ve been more awesome if they shared the interior of the car as well as the official performance specs, but then again, what kind of suspense will be left if they tossed all their eggs in the same basket?

At the very least, we’ll have something to look forward to from BMW when the Shanghai Motor Show arrives.

UPDATE 04/12/2011: BMW has unveiled a new video of the M5 Concept that shows one of the six lucky fans selected to see the BMW Concept M5 at the BMW M headquarter discussing the vehicle. The lucky winners also got a chance to take a look in the BMW M garage, together with BMW M president, Dr. Kay Segler.

Details on the BMW M5 Concept after the jump.

It’s only been less than a day since BMW introduced their new M5 Concept and we already have the first tuning firm that’s stepped forward to announce a new aerodynamic kit program for the German sports car.

The lucky tuning company that appears to be the first of its kind to prepare a tuning program for the M5 F10 Concept is Prior Design. The early-bird tuning program has become kind of a recent specialty for the German tuning firm after the company made a similar preview of their styling tune-up for the BMW 6-Series Coupe just a few weeks ago.

Granted, specific details behind Prior Design’s aerodynamic kit for the 2012 M5 F10 is still being kept under wraps, at least until the summer time of this year. For now, the tuning company released these teaser photos of their latest project, one that we expect would keep the aggressive details of the M5 F10 while also coming with some refreshed aesthetic modifications.

Coming from the very same people that previewed their project for the 6-Series Coupe, we’re not expecting anything less from these guys.

G-Power knows BMWs like the back of its hand, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that the German tuning firm took a shot at working up a BMW M5 Touring with some highly impressive performance packages.

With a 5.0-liter V10 engine already under its hood, G-Power gave it a massive performance boost, courtesy of the tuning firm’s SK III RS twin-turbocharger system. The result is a car that produces 750 horsepower and a top speed of 224 mph, a record-breaking speed that netted the car the title as the world’s fastest estate sedan.

Now that we’ve made this vehicle oh-so desirable for anybody who enjoys the BMW M5 , it’s worth noting that there’s a certain level of exclusivity for G-Power’s M5 Hurricane RS Routing. Of all the BMW M5 Touring models, only 1,025 units of this model will be equipped with G-Power’s performance upgrade, which means that scooping up a piece of this car is going to be a mighty task, even for the lofty standards of the BMW M5.

If you can’t afford or find a way to bring home this car, then you’ll be just like the rest of us. Don’t worry, though. Misery loves company, anyway, right?

Details on the G-Power M5 Hurricane RS Touring after the jump.

After releasing the Hurricane RR and Hurricane RS , G-Power has revealed details on the Hurricane GS, a BMW M5 equipped with an LPG system. And in true G-Power form, the new GS model has already established a world record becoming the fastest LPG car in the world.

The new Hurricane GS is offered with a G-POWER SK II bi-supercharger system that increases the output of the engine to an impressive 660 hp and 650 Nm of torque. With this amount of power under the hood the GS is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.6 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in just 11.4 seconds. Top speed has been established to a record of 201 mph.

Interested in a little record-setting GS model? It’s going to cost a total of 33,571 euro (around $43,500 at the current exchange rates), so start breaking up the piggy banks.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 G-Power Hurricane GS.

A few months ago, there was a turquoise Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce that was clamped just outside the high-end mall Harrods in London. You might also recall a Koenigsegg CCXR joining the Lambo in getting clamped by local authorities for parking in a no-parking zone.

Well, that special-edition Al-Thani Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is back in the headlines, only this time, it’s in a lot worse condition from the last time we saw it with those bright yellow discs clamped on their wheels.

According to a recent report, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce was involved in a car accident with a BMW E60 M5 at Hyde Park in London. A witness who saw the crash said that the BMW lost control and hit the central reservation before bouncing off and slamming into the unfortunate Murcielago. Fortunately, no one was injured from the high-profile accident, although we’re quite certain that those two cars will merit some serious fixing with the distinct possibility that one or both may be beyond repairs at this point.

Very tough to see those vehicles, especially that special edition Lamborghini, get wasted just like that.

Source: This London
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German tuning firm, Kelleners Sport, announces its comeback

After a lengthy hibernation from the world of tuning, BMW tuning firm, Kelleners Sport, is making its way back to its roots by sharing a booth with Vredestein at the upcoming Essen Motorshow. The tuning firm’s last offering was in 2007 with the introduction of their kit for the BMW 3-Series, but for their comeback special, Kellener will be presenting the completely revisedBMW 5 Series (F10) . The F10’s world premiere will come with two new wheel designs and a program tailored for the entire series of BMW models.

Part of finding their way back to the tuning world consisted of finding a new place to call home. Kelleners found their place in the form of a manor house near the town of Merzig in the Competence Centre Gut Wiesenhof in Germany. Ironically, this location is right next to Carlsson, the Mercedes Benz specialist.

Kelleners Sport’s experience in the tuning industry dates all the way back to 1991 when the BMW tuning company was formed by active professional racing driver, Ralf Kelleners. With a tagline stating, "Bridging the gap between you and racing," we are confident that this tuning form will not disappoint! Welcome back, Kelleners, and we can’t wait to see what you do with the BMW M5 F10 !

Source: CarTuningro

What a waste of a perfectly awesome tuned up sports car. For the record, we’re glad that the driver – a 40-year old man – and his passenger walked away from the crash without any major injuries. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for that tuned-up beast that was once a G-Power Hurricane.

The BMW M5 -tuned beast was totaled beyond recognition after the driver, who appeared to have been driving under the influence during the time of the accident, lost control of the car as a result of some high-speed – and obscenely reckless – driving before crashing head-on into a tree while it was on its way to Autenzell, a small town in northern Germany.

We can’t determine whether this tuned-up BMW M5 comes with the RS or RR tuning kit, but either way, the damage on the car is about as bad as it gets. It’s highly unlikely that the car can be pieced back together, a pity considering that the G-Power Hurricane – whether it’s an RS or RR version – is one of the most desirable BMW tuning kits out on the market.

Way to go, moron!

Source: Augsburger

We’ve already seen the BMW M5 testing and taking a pit stop at a rest area, but ow we have actual footage of the M5 as it whips around the track at the Nurburgring. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if the sports sedan wasn’t rumored to be the most memorable M5 to date. Yeah, supposedly, it’s that good.

The first "M5 Concept" version will be showcased at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and will be a near production identical version of the car set to make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Deliveries in Europe will begin in November 2011, while US customers will get it in the spring of 2012.

The car will put out 25% less C02 than the current model and will feature a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that will put out around 555 HP which will make it more powerful than the old version. The chassis will likely be aluminum and there should be loads of carbon fiber parts. The new M5 will also get an electronically controlled limited slip differential and Dynamic Performance Control.

Source: BimmerPost
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The BMW M5 is a very normal car; a car for everyday use and one of the best performance sedans on the market. However, with a push of a button - the M button to be precise - the M5 turns into an animal. A finely tuned sports machine that can rival Corvettes and perhaps even some Ferrari models.

The largest community of M5 owners, M5Board, had a chance to talk with Dr. Kay Segler, the managing director of the new M5. In the interview, he confirmed that an M5 is on the way, but not for another one to one and a half years. We should get most of the information next year in Geneva .

The car will put out 25% less C02 than the current model and will feature a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that will put out around 555 horsepower. That will make it more powerful than the old version.

"It will be a brilliant car," said Dr. Segler.

Source: M5Board
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What is a high-end sports car? Are they Italian performance machines like the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Gallardo , or are they more sensible vehicles like the BMW M5 and theMercedes-Benz SL63 AMG ? We think they’re the latter.

For this top ten, we are going to set the price cap at $120,000, if you can call that a cap. That should eliminate most of the extreme vehicles, but keep the basic Porsches and so on within the limits.

What kinds of things are we looking for with high-end sports cars? Obviously, they need to be fast with agile handling and excellent driving dynamics. The car needs to look stunning with a functional yet stylish interior. It would also be great if it could stand the test of time, so reliability is also a factor.

Let’s review the previous winners of our sports car test. The Volkswagen GTI took the top spot in the entry-level test due to its excellent performance, build quality, and versatility. There were numerous winners of the mid-level test , as we had multiple categories. We chose the Audi S4, the BMW M3, and the Ford Mustang GT500 as the top cars in their classes.

Hit the jump to see the list.

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