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The 2012 BMW M5 (F10) is the fifth generation model of the BMW M5 sports saloon series. It was introduced for the 2012 model year to replace the BMW M5 (E60). Due to more rigorous fuel economy standards, a higher focus on fuel efficiency than in previous models was considered during development. The F10 M5 is also the first of its model family to switch to forced induction.

The F10 M5 debuted in Forza Motorsport 4 and has appeared in every main installment of the series since then.

Description Edit

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.
— forzamotorsport.net 

Characteristics Edit

The F10 M5 differs from past models in that it uses a 4.4L (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) at 6000 to 7000 rpm and a torque output of 501 ft·lb (679 N·m) from 1500 to 5750 rpm. The M5 only comes with a seven-speed dual-cluch transmission, with the option of a six-speed manual being restricted to the North American market. Due to improved sound deadening and switching to forced induction, the M5 can amplify its engine sound in the interior by replicating its engine note with its audio system.

BMW claims a 0 to 60 mph time in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) with the M Driver's Package. To help lower the M5 F10's curb weight, BMW approached SGL Group, a carbon fiber manufacturer. Despite this, the F10 M5 is still heavier than the E60 M5.

Special Variants Edit

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.

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 Edit

Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 8.1 
Handling 5.0 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 7.0 
Braking 5.0 
A 532
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.485 s
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 ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 7.3 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.9 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 4.7 
B 550
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 s
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 ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 7.3 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 7.8 
Braking 4.8 
 
B 588
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 s
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 ForzaHorizon1 Wide Speed 8.1 
Handling 8.3 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 6.7 
Braking 8.2 
A 558
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 90,000 Cr
Body Style: Saloon
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 7.3 
Handling 6.7 
Acceleration 7.9 
Launch 7.8 
Braking 7.9 
A 768
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.516 s
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 ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 7.6 
Handling 7.0 
Acceleration 8.2 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 7.9 
A 795
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 112,000 CR
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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 s
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 Bodykit Invert Design Challenge
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 8.1 
Handling 5.0 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 7.0 
Braking 5.0 
A 532
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.485 s
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 ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 7.3 
Handling 5.2 
Acceleration 8.1 
Braking 5.2 
 
A 650
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 s
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 ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 6.8 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 7.9 
Launch 7.8 
Braking 8.1 
A 768
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.500 s
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 Edit

Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide 5.2L V10 (Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera)
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide 5.2L V10 (Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide 5.2L V10 (Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 5.2L V10 (Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4)
6.5L V12 (Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4)

Driving Characteristics Edit

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 having 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.

Gallery Edit

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