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2012 BMW M5 Leaked Photos

The 2012 BMW M5 will be one of the main highlights at this year's Shanghai Auto Show, and fortunately for us we won't have to wait until the official opening day to see how the more powerful version of the 5 Series looks like, as a series of photos have leaked online sooner than the Bavarian automaker has probably hoped for.  

These leaked photos with the 2012 BMW M5 have appeared on a Russian blog and show the Concept version which is most likely identical to what the production model will look like.

Just like the previous generations, the new BMW M5 distinguishes itself from the 5 Series through a sportier looking front bumper that features larger air intakes in order to cool in the engine and the front brakes more efficiently, a more muscular rear bumper that accommodates the 4 tailpipe exhaust system and larger wheels, which in this case are black and feature five twin-spokes.

As we previously reported, the 2012 BMW M5 is likely to extract power from the same twin-turbo V8 found in the X5M and X6M models, however with a series of tweaks and maybe even slightly better performance.

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    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 447.4 kw / 600.0 bhpN/A
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    Engine: V10, Power: 372.9 kw / 500 bhp, Torque: 500 nm / 368.8 ft lbs
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