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The corkscrew at Laguna Seca is one of the most noticeable landmarks in the world to any automotive enthusiast. So BMW got clever with the famous turn with a new marketing video for its X5M, proving that it can even best its M3 counterpart on the track.
The video starts out as your standard on-track video, with your good ‘ol bold text showing off that a vehicle packs a twin-turbo V8 with 555-hp and has a Torque Vectoring Rear Differential. That vehicle of course is the German automaker’s X5M. BMW then goes and showcases why the X5M is such a formidable vehicle on and off the track.
Check out the video after the break.
BMW‘s M division saw sales of its sports cars increase by 14.2 percent in 2010, to 16,967 units. The M3 remained the brand’s most popular car, with the coupe, sedan and convertible making up 10,116 units. In second place was the X6M with 3,082 units and X5M with 2,778 units.
The US led the world in M car consumption, followed by Germany and the UK. Fastest growing markets were China (up 355 percent), Brazil (237 percent) and Russia (104 percent). With the way the global economy is going, don’t be surprised to see those three countries make up the top three markets by sales volume in the near future.
Wiesmann has confirmed that they’ll switch over to BMW’s new 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine on all new models. Weismann previously used an older V8, as well as BMW’s M Division V10 engine.
The new V8 will be shared with the X5M and X6M and help the new Wiesmann MF4 hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The Weismann MF5 will get a 555 horsepower version of this motor, and reach the same speed in 3.9 seconds. Sadly, none of Wiesmann’s gorgeous creations will be available here.