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BMW to unveil Concept for the F10 M5 at Shanghai

While every other country is still recovering from the global credit crisis, The Chinese market has been booming and as such BMW have chosen to return to the Shanghai Motor Show.

Rumour has it BMW will be unveiling the long awaited long wheel base 5 series and the Concept Gran Coupe.

Also after the world premier of the 6 series concept at Geneva in 2010, BMW will be showing a Conceptual peek at the upcoming M5.

Which will be powered by the same 4.4 litre Twin Turbo which is shoehorned in to the X6,5 M, and expected to be around 600bhp.

We expect the production model to be revealed at this year Frankfurt Motor Show.

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BMW F10 M5 Spyshots reveal more details.

The BMW f10 prototype at the nurburgring has had another change of suit showing the Chrome door handles, also there seems to be some hidden detailing seen for the first time hidden under rear quarter wing.
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It’s not a shock to learn that BMW plans to attempt to bring its M5 car to RS6-levels of power when the new M5 is revealed in 2011. That means that power needs to exceed the current model’s 501 hp, so BMW have been heavily modifying the X-Series 4.4 litre to bring power up to around 550 hp, or more.

This will be supplied to the rear wheels via the new seven-speed M DCT dual-clutch ‘box and probably a manual varient in 2012.

But it’s not all about pavement-pummeling power. The use of the twin-turbochargers and DI is as much an attempt to reduce emissions as it is to boost output, and BMW is intent on making the next 5-series, due out in 2010, one of its most fuel-efficient vehicles. That means that start-stop technology will be used on the engine (AKA Efficient Dynamics), to improve fuel economy and life on the Starter Motor.