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BMW DRIVING SCHOOL SETS WORLD RECORD DRIFT IN BMW M5

Greg Emmerson
May 14, 2013
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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/

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