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BMW slides into record books
with continuous 82.5km drift


Abdo “Dado” Feghali’s Guinness World Record for drifting 11.18 km in a Camaro SS, set just months ago in February, was pretty impressive. Until last Saturday. That’s when BMW Performance Centre instructor Johan Schwarz got into an M5 and buried Feghali’s record in about 20 layers of burnt rubber.

Schwartz’s continuous drift  covered an insane 82.52 km, easily beating the former record, according to Gizmag.

Schwartz performed the new world-record drift by completing a total of 322.5 laps around the 256-metre skid pad at the performance centre near Greenville, S.C. He was behind the wheel of an unmodified 2013 BMW M5 sedan equipped with an M-DCT transmission and a set of Continental ContiSport ultra-high performance tires (sizes 255/30/20 front, 295/30/20 rear).

Some of the record-setting drift can be seen in the video below. However, those hoping to see plenty of tire smoke will be disappointed to learn the track was sprayed down with water beforehand.

Watch the video to see Johan Schwartz make drifting look as easy as a Sunday scenic drive. (It’s not.)