At the Nurburgring, the BMW M5 has always been synonymous with the Ring Taxi. The M5 has always been given the responsibility of tackling many problems on the world’s most difficult circuit – so when we heard that BMW was swapping the M5 an M3 Sedan as the Ring Taxi, we were a bit disappointed… until now.
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During the M Festival at the Nurburgring this past week, BMW gave visitors a look at the next-generation BMW M5 Ring Taxi based on the 2012 model year.
We think it looks spectacular. Of course, we’re not sure yet if Sabine Schmitz will be back as the taxi’s main driver.
Refresher: The 2012 BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4L V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology) making 560-hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 502 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm. Mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic (with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters), the 2012 BMW M5 goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 13 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph or 190 mph with M Driver’s Package.
– By: Omar Rana