• Mar 29th 2011 at 8:59PM
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2012 BMW M5 – Click above to watch the video after the jump

As of now, we've seen plenty of photos and footage of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5, and now the grandaddy of videos has just been released. This time, BMW has leaked nearly 30 minutes of the M5 undergoing cold weather testing in the Alps. There's plenty of everything here, from nice stills to rolling footage of the upcoming M car bounding through the snow.

The F10 M5 is rapidly approaching its debut, first at a private BMW press conference at the end of this week, then at the Shanghai Motor Show in mid-April. We already know that the car will have a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 replacing the outgoing car's V10, and Americans will still be able to get a traditional stick shift. We're ready, BMW. Hop the jump for the video.

[Source: YouTube via World Car Fans]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      what a kick a$$ job
      • 4 Years Ago
      love the Snood noise when cold starting @24:34
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny, I was driving from Innsbruck yesterday to Frankfurt Airport and I saw this vehicle. Only saw a glimpse of it as it sped passed. Awesome though!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see and hear the real thing. Looks like it is going to be a truly great car!
      • 4 Years Ago
      sorry for the typo...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I envy those who will be fortunate enough to have this in their stable (probably as a daily driver). Maybe this along with a 911 GT3 RS, an F-150 crew cab, and a Mini Cooper S would is all I'm asking for my stable. Is that asking so much? Guess I'll have to start with the Mini...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't normally log-in to comment at all but i just felt so compelled to share this bit of opinion i have that i feel would benefit you greatly.
        ..wouldn't it make more sense to arrange your finances to acquire the the most expensive and (probably more enjoyable) ride and then work you way down to the mini? This way the next attempts are shorter in terms of money goals. Therefore you[i] would be more motivated to keep getting the lesser ones..ya dig?
        and then you could be having that much more fun in that m5 while your waiting to get that mini.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very impressive. The problem is the target audience wouldn't even consider the vehicle because it's not AWD (for those playing in snow - even though that's what BMW succesfully attempting to convey). Audi's next-gen A6 will most likely be a better seller.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Have to agree with 4fifty8 on this one. My RWD 335 does great in the cold stuff with dedicated winter tires. The only problem is when the snow is too deep, a problem that tires (and AWD for that matter) are not really designed to solve.

        Also, A6 does not equal M5. S6 maybe. Actually try RS6. Then try to convince Audi to bring it to the States.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "the target audience wouldn't even consider the vehicle because..."

        if it is the target audience then they WOULD be considering the vehicle...
        • 4 Years Ago
        you're not serious are you? did you actually compair the A6 to the M5? i dunno where to start on the comment! btw, a major deciding factor if a car will drive well in the snow is tires. yes an AWD will always best a RWD in snow but for the majority of driving enthusiasts, RWD with a good set of tires, being driven by someone who knows how to drive, will handle just fine! i run all-seasons in the winter in Manitoba no problem. when they wear out i'll get a dedicated winter set since i have two rims, but i'm perfectly happy with RWD in the snow! :)
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