M’s moment of madness

Earlier you read about us heading to the Nürburgring to celebrate BMW M division's 40th. We blew its birthday candles out in style by driving and riding in some of the best - and most recognizable - cars it has ever produced.

But while we were there, we also noticed an X5 looking very plump parked next to E21, M1 and E30 race cars. It looked a bit out of place - like that kid at birthday parties who always sits in the corner because they've eaten too much cake. But take another look.

With a closer inspection, we realised that this wasn't your standard yummy mummy's school-run chariot. Oh no. This was something way, way cooler.