2012 HAMANN BMW M5
The company HAMANN Motorsport, from Laupheim in Southern Germany, has represented first-rate tuning for more than 25 years and is the first port of call when it comes to customising BMW vehicles. With its customisation programme for the latest generation of the M5, the company is continuing on from this success story by 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-tyre combination at the front is 9.5Jx21-inch with Continental Sport Contact 5P tyres in the size 265/30 ZR 21. At the rear, 12.0Jx21-inch rims are used with 325/25 ZR 21 tyres. Another highlight of the range is the three-part HAMANN aluminium wheel by the name of EDITION RACE "ANODIZED". The anthracite-anodized wheel star and the titanium bolting of the mirror-finished rim flange emphasise the car's racing character. Manufacturing with forging technology makes the wheel especially light, and the reduced unsprung masses improve both acceleration and brake response.
The new aluminium wheels are accentuated by the special chassis springs, which lower the BMW's centre of gravity by up to 30 millimetres. At the same time, the sports car's handling enjoys a significant upgrade.
HAMANN will soon make the centrepiece of its customisation programme 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 of ca. 160 PS for the V8 engine and a 220 Nm increase in torque.
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 aluminium pedals gleam from the footwell and perfectly complement the metal appliqués of the series interior.
Piano lacquer, leather or Alcantara finishes – all are available on request to add extra thrill to the ride. From the personalised 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.