2012 BMW M5 Undergoes High-Speed Testing at Nardo Ring [Video]

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

BMW has just released the latest teaser video for its upcoming 2012 M5 and this time the super sedan is at Italy’s famous high speed Nardo Ring.

There’s not a lot too this video, but it’s still pretty cool and we do get a glimpse at the M5 in a new shade of blue. There’s also a short sound clip of the engine, which you can call your Wednesday a wasted 24 hours of life if you don’t hear it.

BMW even infuses some dry German humor into the piece with a shot showing the car driving 308 km/h (191 mph), followed by another shot of an engineer sipping coffee behind the wheel.

Previous to this, BMW released a video showing the new M5 undergoing handling testing in Mirimas France ( see that here) and you ca get a good idea of what the car will look like from the concept here.

As for the powertrain, look for a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 making well over 555-hp with the 2012 BMW M5 set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this Fall.

Watch the video after the jump:

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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