Video: Top Gear drives the BMW M5

The new BMW M5 has been out for quite some time, but this may actually be the first time we see Richard Hammond from Top Gear behind the wheel of the sports sedan. He recently took it out for a test spin and seemed to rather enjoy himself, which isn’t surprising considering the BMW M5 has all the tools needed for an invigorating driving experience!

For those of you who still don’t know, the M5 is powered by a high-revving 4.4-liter V8 engine with an M TwinPower Turbo package that delivers an impressive 560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 502 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and, when the speed limiter is removed, is capable of hitting an impressive top speed of 190 mph.


What do you think?


  (238) posted on 05.23.2012

Are they planning to join this M5 into competition? I hope not.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2012

This is disappointing; they have unintentionally revealed that it is actually a non-dynamic car which can just be listed as for display purposes only.

  (528) posted on 04.16.2012

Hammond is only accurate. I don’t find this pleasing, maybe I’m rooting for its competition.

  (570) posted on 04.16.2012

This is less than satisfactory, but at least we got to see its real performance.

  (595) posted on 04.12.2012

The driver must have a lot of discipline to contain the excitement to himself. If I were he, I’d instantly test its speed without minding anything.

  (449) posted on 03.23.2012

This is one example of aggressive cars with a weak performance. An experienced driver really knows how to judge a vehicle based on its sole performance.

  (401) posted on 03.22.2012

I’m not impressed by its top speed either. I trust Hammond’s judgments.

  (453) posted on 03.21.2012

Maybe he’s looking for something in a car, that’s why he’s not satisfied driving it.

  (762) posted on 03.19.2012

Well, he’s the driver; I have no idea how he drives the machine, but I am amazed with the features of the car.

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