German magazine Sport Auto recently took the new 2012 BMW M5 to a track and hit a top speed of an amazing 195 mph. Earlier this month, the magazine also through the M5 around the Hockenheim circuit returning a lap time of 1:12.9, which is supposedly really good since the previous generation M5 lapped the track in 1:15.6.
Sport Auto also clocked a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.1 seconds (that means 0 to 60 mph came in around 4 seconds flat) and a 0 to 124 mph time of 12.4 seconds.
Check out the video after the jump.
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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
Source: YouTube (via BMWBlog)