What better way to deal with the first week of the new year than a video of BMW performance cars? This short clip from BMW shows the heritage of high-performance M cars leading up to the modern-day 2012 M5 sedan.
The video shows performance cars created by BMW’s M GmbH, starting with the M1 supercar and ranging through the gamut of M5 models, from the first that was unveiled in 1984 to the brand-new, 560-hp 2012 model. The cars are seen in beauty shots as well as turning laps on the most famous of German road courses, the Nürburgring.
If we had to levy one criticism at the video, it’s that we’d love to hear more of the cars’ exhaust notes instead of electronic music. Still, the clip is a great way to get a quick recap of BMW’s performance-car history. Check out the video for yourself below.