Video: 2012 BMW M5 at first glimpse

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BMW released the first teaser clip of the next-generation M5 a few days ago, which didn’t show much but a pair of bright headlights. Today, BMW released another video clip of the M5, and this video is much clearer of what the new M5 is all about.

The video clip today includes BMW President Kay Segler to introduce the 2012 M5 sedan, and he calls out the BMW community to register and submit their inspired stories and experience with the previous generations of the M5.

In recent announcements, BMW is moving into the fuel efficient direction, and it has opted for leaner and smaller engines to do the duty of larger engines. In that, BMW is no longer offering the V10 engines. Instead, BMW uses the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 560 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. Even so, a manual transmission may not be available for the next generation M5 as well.

We expect the 2012 BMW M5 rear-wheel-drive sedan will be delivered by mid-2012. But first check out the next-generation BMW M5 below, and you can register at M-Power.com to get the latest information.