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G-Power 2012 BMW M5 Stage 1 tuning pack

February 18, 2012

Renowned BMW tuner, G-Power, has announced its G-Power 2012 BMW M5 Stage 1 tuning program. From a company usually regarded for huge horsepower conversions, this kit is expected to be the tip of an iceberg.

G-Power has been working on and developing the 2012 BMW M5 for the past two months to come up with the optimum Stage 1 kit. So how much of a power increase are we talking? Remembering this is just Stage 1, power is rated at 471kW (640ps) and 780Nm.

Compared with the stock M5, which comes with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, figures are boosted from 412kW and 680Nm. G-Power says 0-100km/h is now done in 3.9 seconds – down from 4.3 seconds – while top speed is in excess of 310km/h. Power increases are thanks to a Bi-Tronik III ECU.

The German company also offers a coilover adjustable suspension package, 21-inch alloy wheels, and a sports exhaust system. No doubt, G-Power is working on higher states of tune for the new M5. We’re guessing 750hp is only just around the corner.

Stay tuned for updates, and, hopefully, videos in the near future.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.