These leaked photos of the upcoming 2012 BMW (F10) M5 were first published in the German car magazine Auto Zeitung.
The photos show a very muscular M5 wearing 20-inch wheels and dressed in the color of Monte Carlo Blue. Feel free to compare the differences between this 'official' M5 and the M5 Concept from a couple of months ago.
Power output specs on the next M5 will be 560 PS (412 kW / 552 bhp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque from a twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8. Its 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint will be 4.4 seconds (0.3 seconds faster than E60 M5), 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 13 seconds and top speed will be 305 km/h (189 mph) with the M-Drivers-Package. Transmission choices will be 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT.
Official media release is expected early next week, with its first public appearance at the M Festival on June 23 at the Nürburgring.
Starting price in Germany will be around €100,000 ($140,000).