2012 BMW M5 Australia Launch Video

The all-new BMW M5, a spectacular sports saloon and the first such BMW to come with turbocharging, has recently been launched in Australia. Unfortunately, the press launch video shot at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is totally lacking in feel, thanks to the fact that it’s got no engine sound.
But, it’s still filled with smoke and power slides, so there’s still some entertainment value for the fans. And speaking of the BMW fans, Australian one will have to pay a hefty premium for this car because of the luxury taxes. Including GST and LCT, the car costs 230,000 Australian dollars, which is about USD245,000.

We find that a bit ridiculous, even though the car might be well equipped with an M differential, M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic and new low-speed assistance for start/stop conditions, front and rear park distance control, head-up display, four-zone climate control, bi-xenon and adaptive headlights, professional hi-fi system with 600-watt amplifier and 16 speakers and a sunroof.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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