BMW Pioneers Mid-Drift Refueling for the M5 to Beat a World Record

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. TexRex

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    :rolleyes:

    To be fair, it's probably more impressive than those Nurburgring niche records.
     
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    Points for style and ingenuity, certainly.
     
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    You probably just gave BMW an idea. The fastest sedan that's fueled half-way around the Ring by a car of similar performance.
     
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    I wish they put this much effort into teaching regular BMW drivers how to use the presumably complex indicators.
     
  6. TexRex

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    Indicators are for people who don't drive BMWs.
     
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    I have refueled ships at sea and I can say this is tougher to do on water.
     
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    A stunt that insane will probably fill his NOS meter immediately
     
  10. Lain

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    Me too. Can confirm: it's a bitch
     
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    Wonder if they can change tyres mid-drift too *thinking emoji*...
     
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    That was a seriously amazing video to watch! 5 Refuelings! Wow!

    Here is the final video:

     
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    I wish there had been a fuel leak and fire just so we could see the fire truck drifting alongside trying to put the fire out.
     
  14. TRLWNC7396

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    You know, I see this being reasonable for emergency service when the pits are closed.

    At least they would be a LITTLE slower! ;)

    daan- I am rolling! ;)
     
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    They’d be easier to use if they stopped switching to the other signal every time you tried to turn them off. It’s been years and they’re still annoying little bastards on my sis’ GranCoupe.
     
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    In for mid-riff refueling (nobody tell her the gas tank is in the back):

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    Very cool stunt from BMW.
     
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    I was hoping they would show us some shots of the tires afterwards.
     
  18. Danoff

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    I'm pretty sure this no-stopping refueling system is going to be popular in Oregon.
     
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