BMW M5 facelift

Photos of the facelifted F10 BMW M5, disguise-free, are making the rounds online, thanks to a car configurator that was accidentally posted ahead of the super-sedan’s scheduled release later this year. German pricing is reportedly set to begin at €103,300 (RM401k).

The re-designed kidney grille, mirroring that first seen on the new BMW M6, has ‘double-line’ vertical slats and an M badge. The headlamps now feature flat-bottomed Corona Rings and they also seem to be full-LED units, which is expected to be an optional extra. The tail lamps get updated graphics too.

BMW M5 facelift

Inside, the updated BMW M5 gets the new, slimmer M Sport steering wheel and the new iDrive Touch – the latter involving a multi-touchpad which allows smartphone-style finger gestures as well as character entry.

The 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 should soldier on, making 560 hp and 680 Nm of torque – but if that’s not enough for you, various reports speak of an optional Competition Package that could push output to around 575 hp, besides offering tweaked suspension, a revised M Dynamic Mode, exclusive 20-inch alloys and a special sports exhaust system.

We’ve shown you spyshots of the facelifted F10 BMW 5 Series in standardM-Sport and M5 forms – even the F07 5 Series GT didn’t escape our lenses. For a game of spot-the-difference, revisit the pre-facelift F10 BMW M5 here.