M Power Experience 2011 Spain
BMW invited us to what was basically the launch of the New M5 V8 Twin Turbo!
After a relatively short flight to Spain we drove our 320d (I know, but you’ve got to start somewhere right), to the hotel. Yep, we got slightly lost but in all honesty it was enjoyable as we had an awesome dinner party to look forward to. Unfortunately an early night was needed in preparation for the 5am start. First thing was a quick tour of the M5 history, presentation of the monstrous V8 Twin Turbo and then the moment we’d been waiting for – The new M5 in the flesh!
Nothing prepared us for what followed next though, being handed the keys to one of fifteen M5′s! I can’t even begin to explain the feeling, the small of new leather, the sound of that power plant, the way the revs rise and pin you into your seat! We drove in convoy for around 2 hours before stopping for refreshments, H2O for us and RON99 for them. With the drive now over we were then taken by M Branded helicopters to the Ascari race resort where we put not only the new M5 through its paces but the E92 M3 as well!
Below is a selection of our shots. The official photo shoot should arrive in the next week or so but we couldn’t resist sharing what we have already. Home to rain wasn’t easy but these photos help ease the pain. An experience we won’t forget for a very long time. A massive thank you to everyone at BMW.