2012 BMW M5 laps Nurburgring in 7:55… unofficially

While it’s still unofficial, reports suggest that a BMW driver lapped the Nurburgring in a 2012 BMW M5 in 7:55 seconds. That makes the 2012 BMW M5 4 seconds faster around the Ring than the Cadillac CTS-V and 1 second faster than the Porsche Panamera Turbo, which are the only to production sedan to return a time of under 8 minutes.

We’ll confirm this for you as soon as BMW releases something official.

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Check out our original post on the 2012 BMW M5.

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: Fastlaps (via BimmerBoost)