Video: 2012 BMW M5 – Nurburgring Taxi Lap

BMW M5 | September 8th, 2011 by 70
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Ready for some more action with the new 2012 BMW M5? The famous race driver Claudia Hürtgen takes a group of M fans aboard the …

Ready for some more action with the new 2012 BMW M5? The famous race driver Claudia Hürtgen takes a group of M fans aboard the new M5 and around the Nurburgring race track.

Last month, BMW M Power opened the registration gates for an exclusive and unique event. Thousand of M fans and not only already registered for the new BMW M5 at http://www.m-power.com, and six of them from all over the world got the chance to take part in a “once in a lifetime” event.

To make this experience even more unique, the F10 M5 served as a Ring Taxi and judging by the extensive footage below, the journey was quite exciting.

Video: 2012 BMW M5   Nurburgring Taxi Lap

The final seconds of the video tells us all about the new M5. One of the passengers asked Claudia if she has driven the previous generation M5 and how does the new one compare to it? Her response: “A big step forward.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    Where is Sabine Schmitz ?   She is a queen of the ring :-)

    up to about half-way I was hoping the dickhead will swallow him bubble-gum in the front seat, but then I realized its permanently mounted into his mouth. What an idiot to be there first row and chewing a bubble gum… horrible.

    the video is great otherwise, too bad I can not enjoy it more due to the idiot cow chewing in the screen.
    At least the noise was great. I still prefer the V10 shrieks but this low-tone TT baritone is also great. Obviously BMW spent a great deal on the sound of the //M engines.  the normal non-//M N55 engines sound like a bad lawn movers, totally disasterous but the 1M and this M5 sounds like a proper M car should :-)

  • M3power

    Awesome video, makes me want to drive one now!

  • Giom

    I agree with La Ma about the chewing dude – most anoying!

    Also, noticable to the GT5 racer, is how carefull you drive a real car around that circuit compared to a sim car. But, even then, those ppl inside get thrown around pretty good in there - at times, violently.

    I like the comment about it feeling like a little go-kart… most impressive for such a big sedan!

  • Giom

    I agree with La Ma about the chewing dude – most anoying!

    Also, noticable to the GT5 racer, is how carefull you drive a real car around that circuit compared to a sim car. But, even then, those ppl inside get thrown around pretty good in there - at times, violently.

    I like the comment about it feeling like a little go-kart… most impressive for such a big sedan!

  • Babken

    the car doesn’t seem fast around corners.

    • wazon

      Babken, are you sure? 8:04 – 8:07 at this movie with two passangers compared to 8:09 from Audi RS6C6 and 8:10 from E63AMG seems to be not that bad – also in corners. 

      • Babken

        Too clumsy compared to Panamera Turbo, not mentioning Panamera Turbo S. And too slow in corners. I’m starting to lean towards Audi since i’m more than sure the next generation RS6 will easily destroy the M5 in any respect. All I want to say is that the M5 isn’t the fastest 4-door saloon in the world, but it should have been.

        • Giom

          The RS6 will be heavier than the FR M5, so, no way will it be quicker. Besides, I don’t care about who the fastest is, no other competetor has a BMW M engine. They are masters with engines – just to own a car with such an engine is worth it all.

          • Babken

            What engine, ignorant kid? The fat ass 4.4 with only 560hp which has already been offered long tim ago by the CTS-V? Is this engine all the M engineers were capable of? If Panamera kicks the m5 ass in the straight line with an advantage of nearly a second, what engine are you talking about? Even the E63 AMG with 525hp goes head to head with the M5 on the straight line having 35hp less. What are you talking about? The new m5 has neither the best engine nor the best chassis. Like I said before it’s just a mediocre car like the BMW brand.

          • wazon

            Since CTS-V’s engine is 4.4. Always thought it was 6.2litre. I’m not sure whether you understand that it’s harder to get 560hp from 4.4litre than from 6.2. 

            Is E63AMG vs. M5 head-to-head at straight line? Well, if 0-200kmph in 12.9 is head to head with 0-200 kmph in 14.2 sec., then ok, they are head-to-head. 

          • Babken

            In real life you don’t need to speed up to 200kmh, but 0-100kmh is the most important factor. So get lost with your bmw

          • Gnuman05

            Why the hell are you on here Babken? Just to bash a car you’ll never be able own? God I hate trollers! You’re basing your arguments off of numbers where the car is still in pre-production and that is only tested from one source. You do also realize that the M5 offers all of this power from an engine that is a full 2.0 liters smaller than the Merc. and Cadillac, and woops the Cadillac’s along with the Panamera’s arse around the Nurburgring. And the fact that you say this car is too slow in the corners is completely arbitrary, considering your basing your claim off of a VIDEO where the driver is taxi-ing two other people in the car. You’re probably some kid who plays a racing simulator all day and thinks he’s a know it all when it comes to car stats. and racing- making radical claims on car posts. I’m not a racer, but I know plenty of ‘em and I know that none of them would ever have the audacity to go on a post and bash a car which they have never driven.

          • Babken

            Merc and Cadi offer large-displacement engine because it’s their strategy. And that strategy offers muh more torque than your pathetic truck called m5. Next, one doesn’t need to have driven a car to form an opinion of it. It’s enough for me to read all reviews comparing the fat ass 5 series to the A6 and seeing how the 5 doesn’t stand a single chance against the A6 in ALL reviews. Did you hear: ALL REVIEWS? So if the 5 is so outdated, I don’t expect much from the m5. And this video further proves my words since the car hardly keeps itself within the track taking corners at 100kmh which is simply ridiculous. Even my friends A6 3.0T takes suchlike corners at 120kmh. So make relevant conclusions, idiot.

          • Gnuman05

            The true question is do you really feel good about yourself, to get on a blog that posts exclusively about BMWs, and bash them? Obviously you have some personal issues and your’re comparing cars that most readers on this site don’t give a flying fuck about. You base your claims vicariously through other sources instead of getting in the machine yourself. I love all cars, especially German, with a softer spot in my heart for BMW. That is why I call myself an auto enthusiast, but I have enough integrity and humility to not get on other auto posts and criticize a machine in which I have never driven- In other words, I’m a freakin’ adult. Mercedes and Cadillacs’ strategies are ‘bigger is better,’ ‘luxury with copious amounts of power.’ Personally, buyers of these machines want them for attention, luxury and the fact that they have MORE hp and torques, insted of that personal connection with the road and to your machine, but I’m not going to get on a post with them and create an argument that is 100% futile. BMW take the more modest approach and focus on linear, engine mechanics along with balance to rear wheels (AWD in rare cases). Personally, if you’re going to make snide remarks, do it on your own blog and don’t give me a run down on the standard 5 series vs an A6, this post is on the M5. So make RELEVANT conclusions, who ever the hell you are. 

          • Babken

            What a miserable comment. Personally, you don’t tell me where I should post my comments, OK? Instead try to bring reasonable arguments in favour of your idiotic m5. And I ask my question once again: tell me a feature in which the m5 is absolutely the best.

          • Gnuman05

            Dude, get a fucking life!…A girl friend, a job, in this case maybe develop a severe drug habit, just anything else other than riling people up on forums, blogs, etc.

        • wazon

          Unfortunately, I pressed “like” buttom instead of “reply”.

          Perhaps the simplest question that should be ask is this: How do you know how M5 drives when it’s 150 – 180 kg (or even more, because this chewing gum pig with quite annoying giggle seems to be fat) lighter due to lack of passangers? 
          Another thing is this: Why do you suppose that driver pushed this M5 to its limits? In order to say that it’s too slow in corners, you need to make this kind of supposition, but it’s questionable in this context because Ring Taxi drivers are not allowed to expose passangers on too big dangerous and, hence, they don’t push car as hard as it can be pushed. Haven’t you known about that? 

          You also owe us justification why you consider Panamera as M5′s rival. The first is 4-door coupe, the last is 4-door saloon. As far as I can see M5′s the fastest saloon at the moment, provided that you don’t take 4-door coupe to be saloon. If you does, then the question will be: where have you been since premiere of previous generation of MB CLS?

          • Babken Hakobyan

            An excuse typical of BMW loser fan. First, if you watched the video closely, you should have heard the noise of approaching the understeer limit while still not being fast around the corners. Watch the video again, Wazon. second, I still do compare the Panamera with the M5 since both of them have 4 doors and both of them weigh nearly the same. So none of your arguments stands a criticism.

          • wazon

            Man, you talk bullshits and I’m not going to waste my time on you anymore. Sound of understeer, what? She did drift, you can compare the noise of tire before the drift, it was much noiser than most of noise during the most of corners. Who should watch it again? 

          • Babken

            You, of ourse. A performance car shouldn’t approach understeer limit at 120kmh, idiot. Try the Panamera Turbo and you’ll close your mouth.

          • cs4444

            M5 is faster than the Panamera turbo around the ring!! ahahah

        • wazon

          BTW, what is the Panamera Turbo time at the Ring with two passangers? Since you said that M5 is slower than it, you should know that and it’s the knowledge I wish you share with us. Come on, Babken, don’t keep this secret to yourself. :)

        • Fredyschiftan

          BMW  is made with no compromises like AUDI who is owned by VW and dont make their own decisions . you should read more about BMW to understand the Company and how they are the leaders in the Car World., I mean every Company has copied them !!!!!!

          • Babken

            Oh really? You’re talking non-sense, man.

          • cs4444

            BABEL, You talk non scenes, you haven’t stated one fact!!!! You Fail.

      • Babken

        And how did you get 8:04-8:07 in this video? I get about 8:30.

        • wazon

          Gosh, you don’t even know where this track ends. That’s pathetic.

          • You’re pathetic

            Obviously you don’t know it. They didn’t even finish one complete lap.

          • Babken

            Don’t waste time on Wazon since he’s a miserable bmw fan, i.e. LOSER!

          • wazon

            True, they didn’t make full lap, but the full lap is not what is clocked when you got lap times results. What is measured? The time from bridge to gantry, since you cannot drive as fast as you can on the last straight line due to exits and entrances there. Usually, if full lap was clocked it’s noticed next to result. So, when we talk about lap time of this taxi, we should care about point when measuring of time ends (which I loosely called point when the track ends, which is justified to some degree, because this is also the point where track-driving ends). And it turns out that neither you, nor Babken knows where it is. That’s indeed pathetic. 

          • wazon

            True, they didn’t make full lap, but the full lap is not what is clocked when you got lap times results. What is measured? The time from bridge to gantry, since you cannot drive as fast as you can on the last straight line due to exits and entrances there. Usually, if full lap was clocked it’s noticed next to result. So, when we talk about lap time of this taxi, we should care about point when measuring of time ends (which I loosely called point when the track ends, which is justified to some degree, because this is also the point where track-driving ends). And it turns out that neither you, nor Babken knows where it is. That’s indeed pathetic. 

          • Babken

            Keep on dreaming, Wazon. Anyway, I can bet that there’s no way the new M5 can make a 7:55 lap time on the Nordschleife. Judging from the capabilities of the car in this video, the maximum for the M5 is 8:05 which is worse than miserable. And like I said before BMW is a company that makes mediocre cars, i.e. cars that are not the best at anything. Personally, I’m going to get rid of my 523i and buy a new A6 3.0T. I’ll be back with news about humiliating the 535i drivers on the highway.

          • Audisux

            Wow, Babken. Jealous of BMW much? LOL.

            I just traded an audi (which was the least reliable car I ever owned) for a new 7 series, and I love it!!

          • Babken

            So you’re an idiot because there’s Audi A8 which kicks your 7 ass with all respects.

          • cs4444

            Really there are numerous comparison test where the 7 has won! To bad your to narrow admit that, but that’s expected from a jealous audi fan boy.

  • Tzm

    Chewing and laughing guy is soo annoying :/

    • Babken

      Yes, because it was the first time he’d been in a performance car. I guess how he would behave if he was in a Panamera Turbo.

      • Mauro Corti

        U are still not replying to wazon question, so you should consider to shut up and come back when you’ll have something solid to say, not some porsche fanboy stuff (to be polite)

        • Babken

          I replied to all of the questions asked. Instead you don’t make any reasonable comment, stupid kid.

  • Anonymous

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  • cs4444

    Babken, wow, you call BMW’s 4.4 “fat” yet the Porsche uses a 4.8? Really? Ok so we established you are an idiot. Also Audis are POS (VW’s puppet brand), and now that audi and porsche are both part of the VW group you really think they would make the RS6 faster than the fastest Porsche sedan? Get real!!! If you think the M5 understeers, you obviously know crap, Audis are the KING OF UNDERSTEER. If fact that is their defining handling trait!!!!
    The new M5 has already lapped the ring quicker than the panamera turbo, you should do your do some research before running your mouth. But alas your just another jealous Audi fan boy so keep hating…on a BMWs site lol….it just shows how insecure you are. Get a life.

    Also there are four people in the car two up front, and two in the back in this video, I wouldn’t jump to conclusions about the M5′s performance based on a video where its loaded with people on a track.

    Audi=ALWAYS FOLLOWS

    ///M Power FTW!!!

    • Babken

      Oh really? If Audi is VW’s puppet brand, then more shame on BMW because the A6 humiliates the 5 Series with any respect. Take them both on the track and you’ll be disappointed to find out that it’s the 5er that understeers, but the A6 takes corners like it’s on rails. As for the m5, it’s a real shame on BMW since all they could was to make a car that is just 1 second faster on the Nordschleife than the outdated Panamera Turbo. But based on all the evidence I still don’t believe that the new m5 is capable of making 7:55 around the Nordschleife. Maximum for the m5 is 8:05 which is shameful.
      So now I see which of us is an idiot. It’s definitely you, asshole.

      • cs4444

        How about how the M3 humiliates the RS5, the 1M humiliates the RS3, X3 humiliates the Q5, X5 humiliates the Q7, the 3 series  humiliates the A4.

        lets talk about about the Audi A1? lol that is hardly a premium car!!!  its a desperate attempt to boost sales. A1 starts at only $3500 more than a POLO!!! LOL. The kicker is A1 starts at nearly $4000 dollars less than a mini cooper. BMW / Mercedes do not have anything with a BMW or mercedes badge starting at that cheap a price. Hardly premium. Audi is the german lexus!! BMW is an independent company they don’t have to listen to a parent company like poor Audi. Despite being independent BMW is more profitable!! Without have to share parts with Polos, and golfs. ahahh.

        “But based on all the evidence”   LOL what evidence? No one a tested the M5 yet!! The Panamera turbo has only been out about a year and a half to two years, I would not call that outdated by any means. Plus BMW will surly have updates and performance packages for the M5 which will make it even quicker!! 7:55 time stated by BMW is also most likely conservative, as is most of BMW’s performance data.
         A6 humiliates the 5 series? I think not! They are very closely matched, and to think otherwise shows your ignorance. 99% of the people who buy regular series models don’t car about max performance b/c it is never used on the street. I have had a new 5 series for the past year, and never once have I had to do 0-60 drag races, or a slalom run…..If you really think the general public buys a car based on small differences in data like that you are obviously a 15 year old. People want a sporty, and comfortable car which the 5 series is, and its sales reflect that. True the A6 may be slightly lighter, but the next generation BMW’s will leapfrog Audi with the use of CFRP which BMW a secured a cost effective manufacturing process to mass produce the material. Audi is years behind on this front. Same goes for electric vehicles.Where performance like that does matter is with the M models, b/c the customers of these cars care about performance, and track specs. And as we all know M always trounces RS. RS car are horrible on track. The new RS5 is slower then the older less powerful M3!!!!!! And YES THE RS5 UNDERSTEERS horribly!!! “A6 takes corners like it’s on rails” Look at any comparison test the 5 and 6 slalom numbers are with 1 MPH of each other assuming they are on the same tires. Also in just about every review of the A6 they mention its numb and disconnected steering feel…..hardly a trait you want on a drivers car.

        • Babken

          Don’t bring in other competing models since it’s another story. We compare the 5 vs A6. And your ignorant statement once again proves that you are from 1990s. Search for reviews comparing the 5 and A6 and close your mouth forever. As for the slalom speed, just FYI one fact: the A6 3.0T is about 3mph faster on the slalom than your for-losers-only 535i. An absolute humiliation for the 5er. And next, people who buy BMW used to care about performance first. So Audi is now growing at a much faster rate than BMW because they manage to make sportier cars than BMW. End of the story, idiot.

          • cs4444

            Do you have a source little boy?  b/c I guarantee one was on summer tires, and the other on all seasons.

            “Don’t bring in other competing models since it’s another story. We compare the 5 vs A6.”
            LOL. you may be talking about only those two, but im talking about the whole brand.  You don’t make the rules.

            To bad the A6 looks like every other Audi….SO BORING!!! How about the monstrous truck like grill?! SO UGLY.

            “Audi is now growing at a much faster rate than BMW “….Actually globally they are growing at roughly the same rate, and BMW is growing at twice the rate of Audi in China. Plus much of Audi’s recent sales gains can be attributed to the SUB PREMIUM A1!!! haahha or should I say VW POLO.

            Audis are for posers!

            ///M Power!!

          • Babken

            I don’t see any difference prestige-wise between the A1 and the 1 Series, idiot. Next, let’s talk about brands globally. Name a BMW that can beat the R8. Don’t try, you won’t find it anyway. If your bmw is so good, then why don’t they ave a supercar within their range? I can tell you the answer: because they don’t have enough balls to create one. So all they can is an already outdated m5. As for the 5 vs A6 comparison, I can’t help laughing at your stupidity, because you make comments typical of losers: “one was on summer tires, and the other on all seasons”. It isn’t true, idiot, and don’t make me bring links for you to feel ashamed of your emptiness. In all comparisons the cars were absolutely comparable, and the 5 Series lost…by a huge margin in every test.

          • wazon

            One exception:

            Didn’t you insist on restrict the topic to 5-er vs. A6? What the hell is R8 doing in your post?

          • Babken

            It’s simple, stupid kid. Because your colleague switched to BMW and Audi brands in global terms.

          • cs4444

            “I don’t see any difference prestige-wise between the A1 and the 1 Series,”
            The 1 Series competes with the A3…The A3 also has is cheaper! Audi getting sales the easy way…

            “Name a BMW that can beat the R8.”

            BMW S1000RR, BMW M3 GTS.

          • Babken

            O-o-ooooooooooo. You once again proved how stupid bmw fans are. Ha-ha-ha. The s1000rr is not an automobile, idiot. And the m3 gts isn’t a production automobile. OMG, I’ll die of laughter now……

          • wazon

            Yeap, unfortunately most of BMW 5-er sold in US run on all seasons tires and surely the 535i, that was tested by InsideLine, was running on them as well as it wasn’t equipped with M-sport suspension. But the real problem in the number of useless talks, that our local troll gives us, is that 5-er vs. A6 is not only about A63.0TFSi vs. 535i, but also about number of other versions, where performance data are not in favour of A6. Imagine that you wish to buy 2.0 litre diesel (perhaps the most demanded versions of cars of this class in Europe)? Will you go for A6? Surely not, it’s slower, it provides nearly no fun from drive due to being FWD, they don’t even have AWD version of it. Audi offers nothing for customers who look for this kind of car – only bigger Passat. Or you look for N/A 3.0 litre engine. Will you go for A6 2.8 FSi? Most likely not for the same reasons as in the previous case. What about 3.0litre diesel? Would Audi be your choice? In face of faster, more efficient and providing more fun 5-er, the answer in rather negative.
            Hard not to agree on boosting Audi’s sale by introduction of rebadged VW Polo: one has to be total ignorant if one doesn’t see that there is only one version of A1 that differs in data from some versions of Polo. Could any brand perform worse, while creating cars? Unfortunately, the answer is affirmative: VW will be worse than it is right now, when they will introduce roadster which will share a platform between VW, Audi and Porsche (sic!) roadsters. Yes, it’s ruining great history of Porsche.

          • Babken

            I’ve already answered this empty comment of yours in another thread so bring another ridiculous argument.

  • bmwcs

    WOW the new M5 is amazing!!! The benchmark is back!!!

  • bmwcs

    WOW the new M5 is amazing!!! The benchmark is back!!!

    • Babken

      Only in your dreams. Your m5 is the benchmark only for gays and losers like you.

      • bmwcs

        No, no its the benchmark in reality. Your comments are very immature, does your mommy know your using the computer?

  • Giom

    I know it’s a BMW blog and all, but it IS nice to hear so many praises going to the M5. You don’t become the industry benchmark being mediocre, this M5 is far from it. It still sets the pace for all others to follow!

    • Babken

      Very funny, typical bmw loser! So now you’ll have to prove your words. Tell me why you call the for-gays-only m5 a benchmark.

      • Giom

        Lol, so easy to draw you in… you must be sooo insecure.

        • Babken

          I was more than sure that you wouldn’t be able to bring in any argument. One more proof of the m5 being a crap.

          • Giom

            So easilly manipulated… lol.

          • Giom

            So easilly manipulated… lol.

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  • PostallyPipped

    I have never understood why people can’t accept others choices. In any facet of life, there is always someone trying to impress upon you that they know better; their way or no way.

    When you come to cars you pay your money, and you get the car you want. If you don’t like the M5, don’t buy it, buy another brand.

    There is certainly no need to come onto a website specifically about a car you don’t like, and write utter nonsense in the hope that others will form the same views as you. You come across as extremely insecure.

    Anyway, when I see people write something along the lines of “x is the best car”, I can’t help but think “the best at what?” Almost every car out there is compromise, regardless of manufacturer.

    However, to me at least – and this is my opinion – the M5 has to be the best compromise.

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