New BMW M5 hits the mall before world debut

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The 2012 BMW M5 isn't supposed to arrive until the Shanghai Auto Show, but a Jalopnik reader caught a prototype just hanging at the mall. Yes, it will have a turbocharged V8 engine good for 550+ hp, but BMW clearly needed to test it in the places it will spend most of its time.

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Illustration for article titled New BMW M5 hits the mall before world debut
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Jonathan Harper

Who saw it?

Jalop handle?

Cheers to the good fellow who sent these in.

Can't wait for the unmasked M5!