Vicki Butler-Henderson of Fifth Gear has taken the 2012 BMW M5 into her deft hands and massaged it oh-so-gently through the corners and curbing of southern France. All right, quite the opposite of "gently," instead preferring to put a billowing white chokehold on every single one of the M5's 560 horsepower and 502 pound-feet.

Check out the video after the jump for VBH's detailed take – and plenty of powerslides. Her conclusion? Much the same as ours – BMW's new super saloon is almost perfect.



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      seacyrano
      • 3 Years Ago
      This does not work on Safari and lots of your stuff doesn't
        Varcity
        • 3 Years Ago
        @seacyrano
        I thought it was just me.
        Supergeek915
        • 3 Years Ago
        @seacyrano
        Get a better browser.
          ph00ny
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Supergeek915
          it didn't work with chrome either
          ArtimusPrime
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Supergeek915
          Doesnt work on Firefox either
          turingTest
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Supergeek915
          You must work for AOL. It's no coincidence there are infinite redirects and broken video players now that AOL/Huffpo/Autoblog are in bed together.
          Kyle Potter
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Supergeek915
          Yeah, I've found the same result. Many of the videos on this website I cannot steam and I'm using Chrome with scripts I've optimized MYSELF for compatibility and speed.
      ChrisTT
      • 3 Years Ago
      This link works, guys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isEl2Gu99bo
      walletclan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not working in firefox for pc either!
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 3 Years Ago
      doesn't work http://fwd.channel5.com/fifth-gear/videos/supercars/bmw-m5-2 I like (or rather don't really) how 5th gear is using Dubstep music in the video..............fricking Skrillex et al.
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you have problems with the vid just go to the Fifth Gear site and watch it there: http://fwd.channel5.com/fifth-gear/videos/supercars/bmw-m5-2
      MSM
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video does not load ...
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        Kyle Potter
        • 3 Years Ago
        Honestly....I'm a valet, I've driven every single car you could imagine driving through the financial district of Boston. The CTS-V is a cool straight-line car...but honestly, it gets boring so quickly....
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        Laughing because their cheap Caddy is slower
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dunno, I kept looking for a pantie peek in the video. Does that make me a bad person?
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's automatic...so much for 'Fifth Gear,' it's more like 'D' right now. This is the most boring looking M5 they've ever made, even though I like the styling of the regular 5. The last one looked nuts, this one has a flat front end.
      NixiN
      • 3 Years Ago
      Should of had been Tiff "wringing it out"....
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, yeah! Why don't you post the Megane RS vs. 370Z test from the same episode, it's more entertaining?
      motoramic
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am curious to see a comparison between the M5 and the Audi S8 even though they are not direct competitors. The S8 is just as fast as the M5 but it's larger and the performance may translate very different between the cars. Maybe the only thing is similar is the 0-60 times. Hmm...:/
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