Vijay Pattni04 March 2011

Video: new BMW M5 hits the snow

Bavarian car maker releases teaser footage of slidey new super-saloon on some snow...

"I know that you are all waiting for the new M5," explains BMW M chief Dr Kay Segler.

Yes, Herr Segler, we are waiting feverishly.

In a bid to stoke our fizz levels to ‘giddy', the Bee-Em chief has released a small teaser of the new M5 as it learns how to walk, run and, erm, slide while wearing its suit of camouflage.

The good doctor tells us the M5 is a "bold business car" which at the push of a button turns into a sports car. No more details have been released, but rumours are of a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 - as in the X5 and X6 M models - producing upwards of 550bhp.

You can probably guess the 0-62mph times and top speed and lateral g forces and wig-splitting torque figures and such, but be sure of one thing: it had better be ruddy good.

The last M5 was a cracker; the one before it just as so, and before that, and before that...

Watch the video and tell us you're not excited. In the meantime, console yourself with pics of its little bro', the 1M Coupe.

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