Video: 2012 BMW M5 on track at Laguna Seca

BMW M5 | August 21st, 2011 by 15
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At Laguna Seca, BMW introduced to the US market the new 2012 BMW M5. While no test drives were scheduled this week in the M5, …

At Laguna Seca, BMW introduced to the US market the new 2012 BMW M5. While no test drives were scheduled this week in the M5, a few lucky BMW personnel had the unique opportunity to drive the new M5 on race track during a commercial shoot.

With the 2012 BMW M5, the Garching-based sporty division replaces the naturally aspirated engine with a TwinPower turbocharged V8.

The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, Valvetronic variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold. 2012 BMW M5 outputs 560 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 501 lb-ft of torque (680 Nm) at 1,500 rpm.

2012 bmw m5 pictures 932 655x433The F10 M5 will make its market debut in Spring 2012. An xDrive version is rumored to launch as an option in the future.

15 responses to “Video: 2012 BMW M5 on track at Laguna Seca”

  1. Manny Antunes says:

    OK, I messed my shorts! 

  2. Great footage! Love the M5. 

  3. kalmankacso says:

    beauty!

  4. Ahmad Haziq says:

    Not going to say anything yet sound because I’ve yet to hear any that is clear enough. Despite that, it’s a beauty – superior to the E60 in my opinion.

  5. Ahmad Haziq says:

    Not going to say anything yet sound because I’ve yet to hear any that is clear enough. Despite that, it’s a beauty – superior to the E60 in my opinion.

  6. SD Boy Racer says:

    Sabine Schmitz should have been the one to introduce the new M5 to the track at Laguna Seca.

  7. Anonymous says:

    great ,love M5  we are gps suppler at http://www.oemcargps.com

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    A AWD M5 will be named MX5, Ahh..I’m joking

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