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BMW DRIVING SCHOOL SETS WORLD RECORD DRIFT IN BMW M5

Greg Emmerson
May 14, 2013

Using its own track at the BMW Performance Center near Greenville, SC, driving instructor Johan Schwartz set a Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift on May 11, 2013. Using a BMW M5, he raised more than $20,000 in charitable donations for the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

The M5 exceeded the previous record set in February in Abu Dhabi by a colossal 47.71 miles. It completed a total of 322.5 laps around the 841ft Performance Center skid pad. This equated to a total distance of 51.278 miles.

The 2013 BMW M5 Sedan was equipped with the M-DCT transmission and was unmodified for the record attempt. All it had was a fresh set of Continental ContiSport tires (255/30 R20 front, 295/30 R20 rear) to wheelspin for 51 miles.

The drift record signaled the start of a week of events leading up to the BMW Charity Pro-Am, which benefits more than 150 different charities.

Additional information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am can be found at: www.bmwusfactory.com/charity-golf/

By Greg Emmerson
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