Video: 2012 BMW M5 goes drifting in the rain on the Nurburgring

2012 BMW M5 Prototype on the Nurburgring

The 2012 BMW M5 is no stranger to the Nurburgring and has been spotted numerous times undergoing high-speed testing on the famous German track. The latest spy video shows the next-generation BMW M5 drifting in the rain on the Nordschleife.

So far reports suggest that power will come from an uprated version of the 4.4 V8 twin-scroll found in the BMW X6 M and X5 M. The engine is expected to produce anywhere between 580-hp and 600-hp with a maximum torque of 530 lb-ft. That should allow 0-62 mph to come in under 4.4 seconds.

The 2012 BMW M5 is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2011.

Hit the jump for the video.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: PistonSpy (via BMWBlog)