With its customization program for the latest generation of the M5, the
company Hamann Motorsport, from Laupheim in Southern Germany, is presenting
fresh design with proven quality at the Geneva Motor Show. More dynamic, more
luxurious, and even more exclusive than its predecessors - a car to meet the
highest demands of driving pleasure and active safety.
The design elements alone convey this impression and deliver improved
aerodynamics. They transform the BMW into an impressive sports car, shifting the
focus to the wide body. Wing extensions on the front of 25 mm on each side and
on the rear of 30 mm on each side turn the 5-series into the kind of car only
seen in the DTM or other touring-car championships.
The front apron with integrated LED daytime driving lights, in cooperation with
the rear apron, reduces upthrust in the Hamann M5, providing a decisive boost to
handling and agility. This is supported by the side sill set, which
significantly steadies the airflow between the two axles. The roof spoiler and
rear spoiler additionally provide the necessary contact pressure on the asphalt.
Particularly on winding country roads, the Hamann aerodynamics package comes to
life, delivering pure driving pleasure.
In keeping with the M5 widebody's powerful appearance, Hamann uses ultra-light
UNIQUE FORGED II forged wheels. The recommended wheel-tire combination at the
front is 9.5Jx21-inch with Continental Sport Contact 5P tires in the size 265/30
ZR21. At the rear, 12.0Jx21-inch rims are used with 325/25 ZR21 tires.
Another highlight of the range is the three-part Hamann aluminum wheel by the
name of EDITION RACE "ANODIZED". The anthracite-anodized wheel star and the
titanium bolting of the mirror-finished rim flange emphasize the car's racing
character. Manufacturing with forging technology makes the wheel especially
light, and the reduced unsprung masses improve both acceleration and brake
The new aluminum wheels are accentuated by the special chassis springs, which
lower the BMW's center of gravity by up to 30 millimeters. At the same time, the
sports car's handling enjoys a significant upgrade.
Hamann will soon make the centrepiece of its customization program available
with a powerful performance enhancement. The upgrade, which is still at the
development stage, includes a high-performance sports muffler, as well as a new
engine-management system. This results in a power boost to 720 hp and 662 lb-ft (900
Nm) of torque for the V8 engine.
Hamann is completely redesigning the interior, converting the inside of this
four-door sports saloon into a VIP lounge with motorsports flair. The finest
leather replaces the factory-standard version. The Hamann aluminum pedals gleam
from the footwell and perfectly complement the metal appliqués of the series
Piano lacquer, leather or Alcantara finishes - all are available on request to
add extra thrill to the ride. From the personalized floor-mat set to the
full-leather upholstery, everything is produced by hand to precision standard,
and individually designed and integrated into the vehicle by master craftsmen.
2012 BMW M5 by Hamann, exhaust.