BMW M5 facelift revealed early

A facelift for the F10 BMW M5 has been revealed early via the company's online configurator

The facelifted F10 BMW M5 has leaked onto the internet. Shots of the car were uploaded onto BMW’s online configurator a little early, and thanks to a typically subtle mid-life update, there’s little ambiguity about what they illustrate.

The latest-generation M5 launched at the end of 2011, so isn’t exactly long in the tooth, but with the F10 5-series range three years old in 2013, it’s time for a minor freshen up.

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The M5’s subtle changes include different a grille, which now contains an M5 badge, and a more attractive, slimmer rimmed steering wheel, seen already in the mk2 BMW M6.

The M5’s twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine – boasting 552bhp and 501lb ft – is likely to remain intact, though a more aggressive Competition Package option is rumoured, which will boost the engine output and firm up the suspension in a bid to fight the new 577bhp Mercedes E63 AMG S Model. The new Audi RS7 and Jaguar XFR-S also join the super saloon race in 2013.

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