Understatement is so yesterday – let's lay your cards on the table. HAMANN Motorsport introduces the most ferocious BMW M5 of all times (Type F10) at the International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.
With each generation, BMW decided to make its top 5 Series more powerful; however, but cut back on its cultured, luxurious image. Conclusion: The fifth generation of the M5 has grown up but is more conservative. Now, HAMANN turns on the tap again. "Mi5Sion" makes no compromises, and the top-notch racer finally looks how he always was meant to look.
It starts with the front spoiler, where the high-voluminous air intakes, deep front splitter, and LED daytime running lights are not enough. Up front, the new dual kidney-shaped grille pushes daringly into the wind and covers the headlights completely, which duck deeply inside the cavities.
The perfect, tailor-made wider body of the 5-series adds 30 mm on each side and at the same time receives some weight treatment. After all, the components are made completely of real carbon but bring no more than 3.2 kg to each side to the scale. This includes the sporty wings, the side skirts, the door fixtures, and the broad rear wheel housings. The latter flow smoothly into the new rear apron with the air exhaust behind the fender wells. The integrated diffuser houses two stainless steel tailpipes on the left and right of the new rear silencer, which delivers just the right sound for the car's ferocious looks. The roof spoiler bravely faces into the wind, providing much better contact with the pavement.
The new, much wider wheel housings are now filled with 21-inch forged wheels – the "Unique Forged Formula" " or as an option, rims of the type "Anniversary Evo Hyperblack. In front, the "Mi5Sion" boasts 265 mm wide tyres, while the drive axle is fitted with 305 mm wide. The wheels fit perfectly into their housings since the sport suspension brings the HAMANN M5 35 mm closer to the asphalt.
In partnership with Vredestein, HAMANN found the ideal tyres for the "Mi5Sion" to maintain contact with the road. In a trade-off, Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R are now mounted onto the forged rims, which is a perfect match for the more powerful bimmers. Grip, steering precision, and cornering are guaranteed; even beyond the 300 km/h mark. How important the partnership between HAMANN and Vredestein is attested by the HAMANN logo on the tyres' wall.
The leather in the cockpit presents itself with the same alpine-white as the Mi5Sion's exterior paint. A special highlight is the carbon embossing, which flawlessly fits with the exterior design. The pedals including footrest and door sill trim are made of aluminium and don't lack on sporty looks either.
This total package summarises the HAMANN M5 – a sporty saloon with the baddest temper and the prettiest face.