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Video: 2012 BMW M5 Australian launch video

February 17, 2012

BMW Australia has released a nice little video showcase of the 2012 BMW M5 local launch at Phillip Island. As you’ll see, there’s plenty of sideways malarkey and fun for all to be had with the new M5.

Just to refresh your memory, it comes with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 412kW of power and 680Nm of torque. It”ll smash 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h, although de-limited versions have seen 300km/h.

The M5 is available now in Australia. Prices start at $230,000. Click play below to witness its potential on the track.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.