Footage has been posted to YouTube of a driver pushing their 2018 BMW F90 M5 to the limits on the German Autobahn, travelling at speeds up to 310km/h (192mph).
The sedan uses the far left lane to reach its top speed of 310km/h, passing nearby cars at what seems like warp speed.
The M5 manages to pass a police vehicle without a flinch. Attempt that sort of speed in Australia and you’d probably end up in prison.
Whilst the F90 M5 features very subtle styling cues, what lies beneath the hood is a 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 pushing out 441kw and 750nm.
For the very first time, the F90 M5 features an all-wheel-drive (BMW calls it XDrive) system, which helps give such a ludicrous car some much needed traction.
For the drift enthusiasts and tyre-fryers out there, it has the ability to switch the all-wheel-drive system to operate in two-wheel-drive mode, which allows for significantly more power oversteer than an all-paw car would normally provide.
This system is similar to that of the Mercedes-AMG E63 4Matic which finds itself being the M5’s nearest competitor.
MOTOR comparison: M5 v E63 S
You might think that achieving such ridiculous speeds on a public highway is far from legal, and in many counties of the world, that is certainly the case.
However, the German Autobahn differs by allowing certain vehicles (passenger cars, primarily) to drive at an ‘unrestricted’ speed limit. This allows cars to travel in the fast lane at any operating speeds.
Whilst the highway gives an advisory speed limit of 130km/hr, many of those blessed with exotic and high performance cars have the opportunity to stretch the legs of their cars and drive them as originally intended.