Big news for the BMW M5 F10 today. The MotoGP safety car gets a bi-turbo V8 that packs a serious punch.
The first photo has been leaked of the 2012 BMW M5 F10's new engine. The bi-turbo V8 engine has been snapped in all its 578hp glory. 530lb-ft of torque isn't too shabby either for the 4-door sedan. In semi-related news, the BMW M5 has also been named the official safety car of the MotoGP. The photo shows the M5's packed to the gills with its twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine and two gigantic airboxes. The big engine also sits under the hoods of BMW's next gen M's, the X5 and X6.
The Moto GP has chosen the powerful sedan to be its official safety car for 2012. 50 lucky M fans will get the chance to ride shotgun in the car as it makes a few laps during the race. The safety car version will gain a lightweight Akropovic titanium exhaust system, new spoilers on the front and rear and a set of 20-inch wheels. The next generation production BMW M5 is set to drop in Spring 2012.