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If you were disappointed by reports that BMW was planning to retire the award-winning, high-revving V10 engine from the current M5 in favor of a twin-turbo V8, well...we can't really blame you. It's one heck of an engine, and we'll all miss it dearly. But all is not lost. The Bavarian automaker is hard at work on the next 5 Series, and with it the next-gen M5. And now spy video footage of the uber-sedan lapping the Nurburgring has surfaced.

With all the swirly camouflage, it's hard to tell much about the car's styling. You can expect it to follow the lead set by the new 5 Series Gran Turismo, though. But the engine – well, just follow the jump, watch the video and tell us if you're not hearing that telltale turbo whine. Thanks for the tip, Paul!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Lol at the GTR chasing the M5...

      I love BMWs and all, but I hope the new M5 steps up the game this time around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice!!! Can't wait to hear one blow by me on the A6 Autobahn to Frankfurt.
      • 5 Years Ago
      slow... ☻
      • 5 Years Ago
      Weee. I can't wait to hear it... but I'm at work!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure thats a 7 series, not a 5.
      • 5 Years Ago
      God I miss the wail of that SUPERB V10 :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      The profile looks very Jag XF/Pontiac G8-ish. And that GT-R better watch out!

      I'm loving this trend of many manufacturers turning to turbos again! Turbos, turbos for EVERYone!!!! ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm sure the new M5 will be fast, but if it's GT-R fast then the whole world had better look out, 4-doors aren't supposed to be faster than a Porsche GT3!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hear car...whatever...but I did see smoke at about 2:03. That's a good thing right? :-) Just keeping the Turbo's oiled up...? Should last longer that way. Don't see how it'll pass emissions like that though...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The current gen 5 series has 3 star crash rating for the driver. Cars half its price in the same weight class have a 5 star rating.
      Hopefully they will improve on this serious omission. Not that it has detracted people from buying BMWs but speaks volumes of ignorant engineering.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The back looks sexy!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sure sounds like a turbo-V8 to me...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sounds like a double clutch transmission, or they really tuned that ZF 8 speed auto to shift promptly!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed. I don't like how there's the impression the car has been run into a wall and the front end flattened.

      I very much prefer the e60's modern take of a 5-series
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