Much like Fight Club, the first rule of being a BMW test driver is, apparently, you do not talk about being a BMW test driver. Even if you do happen to be stopped at a SoCal intersection, behind the wheel of an all-new 2012 M5 prototype with your window down, when a curious BMW fan rolls up alongside.
Of course, much has changed in the world since this clip was uploaded almost two days ago. In fact, BMW employees openly started discussing details -- and we mean all the details -- of the new 2012 M5. For instance, the car’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 throws down a whopping 555 hp, all of which is channeled to the rear axle by means of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (or, if you live in the U.S., an optional six-speed manual).
0-62 mph runs are expected to be ticked off in a scant 4.4 seconds; a 0-124 mph blast should take only 13.0 seconds. But what this driver/engineer/employee was testing, exactly? Well, other than the patience of the BMWphile next to him, we’re not exactly sure. For the rest of the details on the M5, click here.