BMW M5 Sedan Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Drift

May 15, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

BMW M5 Drift__midBMW has always strived to launch better cars that offer superior performance and style. This year BMW has been trying to introduce better cars that can perform exceptionally well while they also bring better driving technologies to the market. However, the legendary BMW M5 has achieved the new Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina.

BMW said that the new record breaking attempt has generated around $20,000 in charitable donations which will benefit the BMW Charity Pro-Am. BMW said that they are really glad with the kind of performance that M5 has delivered to break the previous record set by the same vehicle.

BMW said that the previous record was set in February in Abu Dhabi by 47.71 miles. The German automaker said that in total 322.5 laps were completed around the 841 foot Performance Center skid pad that offers the travel distance of 51.278 miles. BMW said that the car that they have used for the record event was not modified and it has the same M-DCT transmission that is normally used in M5 sedan. BMW said that they believe that they can do better in the future.

BMW also said that they are glad that the event has helped many charity organizations mainly because of the money that was raised by the event. Some of the public attendees were also allowed to drive some of the new BMW vehicles like the M6 coupe and received hot lap rides from various instructors and experts from BMW.

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