M’s moment of madness
We go for a ride in an X5 fitted with a 700bhp, Le Mans-winning V12 race engine
Posted: 15 Nov 2012
Yesterday 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.
Words and Photos: Rowan Horncastle