IND has secured a huge following when it comes to tuned BMW’s. They usually build classy and subtle upgrades for BMW models. This time, the BMW F10M M5 is the subject and SEMA 2012 is the location. IND’s kit is the first stage of a comprehensive program that includes power upgrades, cosmetic upgrades and new aerodynamic parts.
The M5 you see in the photos is a two month project. The car features a range of different pieces including a prototype carbon fiber roof from Challenge Engineering producing 50lb of weight savings and a carbon kevlar trunk by Challenge Engineering saving 22lbs. The car also features a bespoke “street friendly” roll bar designed and installed by Fall Line in less than one and a half weeks.
The bodykit is 3D Design and includes a front lip and rear diffuser combination and a carbon fiber trunk spoiler. The M5 features carbon kevlar Recaro Profi SPA seats, a fire extinguisher and Sabelt six-point harnesses. Power upgrades will be offered by AMS Performance when the car moves into its second stage of development. Until then, IND sourced an Eisenmann exhaust system with quad 102mm tips.
The suspension benefits from KW ClubSport coilovers which includes three-way valving adjustment. The ride height is lowered for the SEMA event but will revert back to a more functional ride height at a later date. Brakes are from CarboTech, IND used their XP12 compound at the front, and XP10 compound at the rear, brake fluid is Castrol SRF. Finally, the wheels are BBS FI coupled with Falken 275 width at the front and 305 width rear tires.
Inside, the car features a custom rear closeout. The trim is upholstered in a matching Alcantara fabric, grippy aluminum performance pedals from 3D Design were added and IND machined a unique gauge pod.
The exterior design comes as a result of a ten-hour paint stripping process. The paint colour chosen is the Lamborghini Balloon White with a painted design, originally penned by Jon Sibal. IND aren’t finished yet, but we will have to wait a little longer for the second stage!