This is it. Months after we drove a pre-production model out on a Swedish lake, here now are official images and details on the new BMW M5.
If, say, BMW invites you to ride in a new BMW M5 on a Swedish lake, the cynic in you might expect one of those shambolic "passenger" rides where the hapless journalist attempts to glean something of use riding shotgun.
Loaded with a twin-turbo V8 rumored to produce 578 HP, can you blame the test engineers for driving the 2012 BMW M5 out in public to be spotted by the keen eyes of spy photographers? Interior pic below.