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2012 BMW M5 Ring Taxi

2012 BMW M5 Ring Taxi

Since 1986, the BMW Ring Taxi at the famous Nürburgring race track has thrilled more than 90,000 passengers. The car chosen to continue this tradition is the 2012 BMW M5 high-performance sedan. It is virtually identical to the standard model, besides unique M decals on the exterior and M Drivers package, which lifts the speed limit to 190 mph. (continued below)

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BMW M5 Ring Taxi Unveiled at the M Festival at Nurburgring

Source:, | Published: Sat Jun 25, 2011

(continued from above)

The new BMW M5 Ring Taxi has been unveiled at the M Festival, which takes place this year at the Nurburgring at the same time as the 24 Hour race - June 23-26.

The power for the 2012 BMW M5 Ring Taxi comes from a high-revving V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The 4.4-liter engine develops top output of 560 hp (412 kW) at 6,000 - 7,000 rpm, while its maximum torque of 502 lb-ft (680 Newton meters) is on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The rev limiter intervenes at 7,200 rpm. The M5 is kitted out with a seven-speed double-clutch transmission.

The instantaneous power delivery and sustained thrust familiar from M cars are the key to acceleration of 0 - 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and top speed of 190 mph.

According to BMW officials, the F10 M5 Ring Taxi will start its usual rounds at Green Hell in 2012.

The car currently used as Ring Taxi is BMW E92 M3 and costs 195 EUR ($280) per lap. The car takes up to three persons who can split the cost, to 65 EUR ($91) per person. The price for the all-new M5 Ring Taxi has yet to be announced.

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Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V8, Twin-Turbo
Displacement 268 cu in (4395 cc)
Power 560 hp @ 6000-7000 rpm
Torque 502 lb-ft @ 1500-5750 rpm
Redline 7200 rpm
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Double-Clutch Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 265/40 R19 - 295/35 R19
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 193.3 in
Width 74.4 in
Height 57.3 in
Curb Weight 4122 lbs
0-60 mph 4.2 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 190 mph
Fuel Economy
Fuel Consumption NEDC - Combined 9.9 l/100 km
Origin & Price
Origin Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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