Just got this in my email:
BMW of Austin is excited to announce our 1st exclusive M owner event. This event will be held at BMW of Austin on May 5, 2012 from 10am until 2pm. Snacks and refreshments will be on hand. Drawings will be held for great authentic BMW accessories and gifts. All attendees will receive an M logo tee shirt and ball cap.
Also scheduled are brief informational sessions on M history, evolution and engineering functionality.
We will have on hand, live, on all 4 wheels, a brand new 2013 M5. (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE )
RSVP. Arrangements limited to first 150…please provide email address for confirmation and invite pass. Respond to: RPiskorik@penskeautomotive.com
2013 BMW M5
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Twin-turbo 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads
VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 268.2 cu in/4395 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 10.0:1
POWER (SAE NET) 560 hp @ 6000 rpm
TORQUE (SAE NET) 500 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
REDLINE 7200 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 7.8 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto
AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.15:1/2.12:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 13.1:1
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5
BRAKES, F;R 15.7-in vented, drilled disc; 15.6-in vented, drilled disc, ABS
WHEELS 9.0 x 20-in, 10.0 x 20-in cast aluminum
TIRES 265/35ZR20 99Y; 295/30ZR20 101Y Michelin Pilot Super Sport
M….The Most power letter in the Alphabet
The first Red stripe represented Texaco, the famous American oil retail brand, who had partnered with BMW during the early days of M racing. Blue represented BMW and Bavarian region. The purple was used to represent the partnership and to allow for a nice transition between the two colors, blending as some may call it.