BMW has released video proof with the record-breaking M5 drift attempt at the BMW Performance Center.

BMW has released video proof with the record-breaking M5 drift attempt at the BMW Performance Center.

Behind the wheel was BMW Performance Center instructor Johan Schwartz who drifted a standard M5 for 51.278 miles (82.520 km). The car came equipped with the M-DCT gearbox and had Continental ultra-high performance tires measuring 255/30/20 front and 295/30/20 rear.

He was able to lap the 841-foot (circumference) skid pad for no less than 322.5 laps. As a result of his accomplishment, more than 20,000 USD in donations were raised for the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

PS: It would have been more honest to drift the M5 on a dry skid pad.

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BMW releases video with M5 drifting for 51.278 miles